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History of Diving Museum
Ranked #3 of 61 things to do in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We tell the international story of man's attempts to explore, understand, and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story. The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution focused on the Story of Man's Quest to Explore Under the Sea. The majority of the Museum's artifacts have been provided through the generous support of its founders, Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer, who hold one of the largest collection of historic diving equipment and research documents in the world.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed April 15, 2008

This is a very well done museum with plenty of fun photo ops-- even for our teenager. Lots of educational information, incredible artifacts, diving memorabilia, and a nice gift shop. Also, the time it takes to go through it is just right. It may look kitschy with the old style diver suit in front of the building, but don't miss it-the staff are friendly and helpful, too!

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Reviewed October 16, 2007

Had a great time at the History of Diving Museum just south of Key Largo in Islamorada, Florida. I think this place is just a year old. It was created by a husband and wife who were both physicians, and both avid collectors of rare diving artifacts.

The museum covers diving history all the way back to the ancient Greeks, specializing in artifacts of very early attempts at diving (including an historic diving bell) up to the strange metal atmosphere pressurized suits created for deep recovery diving. It has a very extensive collection of diving helments, including a really fun and bizarre collection of homemade diving helmets.

Some fun interactive stuff for kids.

Not too big, but lots of fun. If you're lucky and the manager Carrie is working that day, you will also be able to get a serious history lesson in the famous Spanish galleon wrecks along the coast of the keys.

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