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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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History and equip in diving

This museum is a passion of the owners. They have collected a lot of helmets and equipment used in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alison K
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Richmond, Virginia
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Very Very Interesting

Fascinating place. Lots to see and some nice interactive bits for kids. Run by enthusiasts and it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PaulK001
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is a passion of the owners. They have collected a lot of helmets and equipment used in diving. Learned some interesting things, overall just quirky (like the Keys).

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating place. Lots to see and some nice interactive bits for kids. Run by enthusiasts and it shows! Highly recommended.

Thank PaulK001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good time here probably about an hour it was really interesting learning all the different types of diving equipment that has been invented they seem to have every conceivable kind in this Museum whether reproduced or real.. the dive suits were really...More

Thank gatorsos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the museum because it was raining out and we really enjoyed the trip. They start you off with a good video and then you are off to see the artifacts at your own leisure. It was very educational! The kids enjoyed it...More

Thank Oscar S
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Oscar! We're so happy that you and the family enjoyed your time with us and excited that they asked about diving classes!! We look forward to your visit again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Educational! Nice video at the beginning and then a self-guided tour. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of artifacts at this location. Great for kids! At the end, like any other attraction, you are exited back to the gift shop. Great way to...More

Thank Nancy W
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 stars!! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! We love our gift store too, there's so many cool items in there. Remember you can see many of our products online too. We look forward to having you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are scuba divers, but you don't have to be to enjoy learning the history of diving. The exhibit was well done! There is a lot to see, but you take it in at your own pace. We arrived at 4:30 pm. They close at...More

Thank KBenson5
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review and for all the information on our prices and location!! We look forward to your visit again!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps the best dive museum in the world or at last one of the type five - I have been diving for 40 yrs, been a long-time member of the Cousteau Society, have had the opportunity to visit several diving museums and highly recommend spending...More

Thank Robert D
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!! Your rating is really appreciated!! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went based on other reviews. Wish we were closer to it. Took over an hour to get there. Interesting history and some very brave people who actually used that stuff. We ended up being there the same time as a field trip. They were pretty...More

Thank Jennifer A
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review!

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

Thank smudger705
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank happytraveler2591
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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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