We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Review Highlights
New divers, great history lesson about everything diving related

From WI...doing our open water dives in the Keys this December, stopped in at the HIstory of Diving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
StevenWisconsin
Very interesting

This museum is a must see. They have a very large collection and some parts are interactive. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SLynnS03
,
Plantation, Florida
via mobile
Read all 758 reviews
  
Recommended experiences in and around Islamorada
from $123.65
More Info
from $179.00
More Info
from $38.64
More Info
Reviews (758)
Filter reviews
758 results
Traveler rating
520
201
34
2
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
520
201
34
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rainy day amazing collection scavenger hunt interactive displays non divers on display self guided tour gift shop all ages well worth the visit great stop few hours worth a stop key west helmets information technology
Filter
Updating list...
14 - 19 of 758 reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The name doesn't sound like much, but inside is a lovingly curated selection from the history of diving. The ingenuity of the pioneers, and their courage to venture into the unknown, is amazing. Lots of curious items to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pana-X8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. We're glad you stopped in!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 14, 2018

And still very interesting for non-divers. It isn't the Nation Air & Space Museum but it is an interesting trip through the early attempts at getting underwater and staying there for a while and into the future. I know. My brother and I tried it as kids!

The most fascinating part of the museum were the extreme deep-diving suits that way exceed what astronauts wore in space or on the moon!

The people there are very friendly and they have a nice gift shop. I want that polished brass & copper divers helmet! Now THAT would be a souvenir to talk about!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Recon71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

That would be really amazing if we could be as large and extensive as the National Air and Space Museum! (I'll keep my fingers crossed for one day) It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Museum and you are more than welcome to inquire about helmets for sale in the Museum Store next time!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The wife and I decided to stop here on a whim. We both dive and since a storm canceled our diving hopes on this vacation, we decided that this should suffice. We are both glad we stopped in. The museum was informative and had plenty of exhibits. The dive helmets from each nation was impressive. The gift shop was pretty nice. The employees were pleasant and welcoming. Some of the negative reviews were from people not interested in diving...not sure why they would go to a museum dedicated to it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cabiel2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

We are sorry you had to cancel your dive trip due to the poor weather, but are happy you were able to enjoy the Museum! Hopefully the two of you will be able to come back to the Keys and get to dive soon,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place with lots of history on diving. Great for professional divers as well as the average aficionado. Gift shop has a lot of neat items for sale.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tresleches
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We try to have unique and fun items for sale Museum Store.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We stopped by here one day and took the tour. It was nice. My wife and I both enjoyed it. I didn't take a long time and got to see a lot of stuff for diving.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scotty116
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for stopping by the Museum and visiting us. It's amazing to see how much history is placed in 3,000 sq feet!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews