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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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couple of hours well spent

enjoyed our visit here educational and some great info. liked the wall of nations display. staff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
smudger705
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Amazing place

Didn't know what to expect from this place, but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
happytraveler2591
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Naples, Florida
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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+1 305-664-9737
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

enjoyed our visit here educational and some great info. liked the wall of nations display. staff were very pleasant and was good value for money. well done to the owners for a great collection of diving gear and its presentation

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!! The wall of nations certainly is terrific and very unique. We will relay your compliments to Dr. Bauer!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Didn't know what to expect from this place, but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the museum displays. If you are a diver, this place is terrific for understanding the way underwater diving evolved over the centuries. Very informative.

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review!! Please come see us again as we like to update and add new exhibits frequently.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you like all things diving this is a cool place. Great for all ages. Educational, cool, and great to learn where diving began.

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 stars!! We appreciate your review and are happy you stopped in to visit us!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

My husband had wanted to go there .We got there 30 minutes before closing , the staff stayed and did their closing up and cleaning while we went thru the museum. Thank you for that.More

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Lynda!! Thank you for the review!! We aim to please!! Our staff love the museum and want you to be able to experience why we love it. You are welcome and we appreciate you wanting to visit!! Please come again!! Also, if you didn't...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant find. A great selection of diving equipment and very educational. Great way of spending a couple of hours. Excellent value for money. Well worth a visit.

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you Dianne for visiting us and we are pleased that you enjoyed our exhibits!!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

My boyfriend has always wanted to go here. We finally were able to go, and WE LOVED it. very educational but very cool at the same time.More

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi! Thank you so much for visiting!! We are very pleased that you stopped in and super pleased that you loved it!! Please revisit us when you get the chance as we update our exhibits frequently. Also, sign up for our newsletter and keep updated...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

If you dive or if you have any interest in diving you must stop here. It's a self guided tour through thousands of years of diving experience. My husband is a scuba diver, I am not, but we were both impressed with the amount and...More

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review!! Our museum encompasses over 4,000 years of man's quest to explore under the sea! We look forward to your visit again in the future.

Reviewed 30 May 2017

If you love diving it is worth visiting once to learn more about the history of it. For not being a huge museum, the amount of stuff they have in there is amazing. We enjoyed our visit.

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review!! We like to update and add new exhibits regularly, so we look forward to having a visit from you again.

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We usually drive right by, but even if you aren't a diver, this is worth a stop. Educational, interesting, and extensive display of diving equipment. The collection of diving helmets from around the world is beautiful and explained in a unique way. I have a...More

Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review!! You have a great point about not being a diver and still being able to enjoy what the museum has to offer! We are sure glad you decided not to drive by this time and instead stopped in! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We only spent about an hour and a half but found this to be very informative and interesting. The displays include a huge variety of real examples of diving paraphernalia with written descriptions / explanations. None of our group have any diving experience so this...More

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Adults $12; Children 5-11 $6; Seniors/Retired Military $11; Students w/ ID $9; Children Under 5 FREE
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