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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Amazing Find!

I was traveling up the keys from key west and we stopped here to check it out. What a great Find... read more

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ilykw
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Key West, Florida
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Too much fun and interesting.

Wow, what a lot of crazy, daring people that moved underwater fun forward. From work to Recreation... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert H
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Cincinnati
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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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"amazing collection"
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"rainy day"
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"hard hat"
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"treasure hunting"
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"underwater exploration"
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"gift shop"
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"all ages"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed today via mobile

I was traveling up the keys from key west and we stopped here to check it out. What a great Find!! From the outside it doesn't look like much. But inside it is full of diving history. My family loved the room with all the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, what a lot of crazy, daring people that moved underwater fun forward. From work to Recreation. So, many varied aspects that will touch everyone.

Thank Robert H
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's amazing what the pioneers of diving did for this field. I'm not sure I would have been brave enough to use some of that equipment! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a treasure this place is. A great spot for diving enthusiasts to visit and see the hisory of diving

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! The Museum really is a treasure and full of it!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a few hours to kill and since all of us in the family are certified scuba divers, we decided to stop in. The exhibits were cool and we definitely learned more about the history to scuba diving!

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed the Museum! It's great to round out your diving passion with the history behind it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a rainy and windy day that day which meant no scuba diving so we decided to visit the museum and it exceeded our expectations. The staff is super friendly and you feel right at home. During your visit, you will learn about the...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you were able to enjoy some form of diving on your rainy day! We really appreciate the kind words and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Keys.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really thought this would be boring and it most definitely was not on my list of things to see. Most of our dive trips were cancelled thanks to Alberto the tropical storm and we needed to find things to do. Two of our friends...More

Thank Kandee R
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad you and your husband came in Kandee! I could tell you guys enjoyed yourself, even though the weather was a downer. I hope you guys enjoyed the trip and had lots of stories to tell once you got home! Thank you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend a rainy afternoon or to learn about the history of diving. Packed with thousands of items of diving memorabilia. Interesting if you are a diver or not. Well worth a visit.

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you got to make the best of the rainy weather we have had in the Keys lately! Thank you for the kind words and we hope you will stop by again!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here on Sunday as it was raining, great first impression as it was Mother's Day I got free admission, lots to see with good detail of the history and great to see the diving equipment up close. I would not recommend for children under...More

Thank Lorraine A
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you were able to join us on Mother's Day! We love hearing that non-divers enjoy the Museum as well! It's always great when everyone can find something fun and new to learn at the Museum, regardless of being a diver.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

As a scuba diver, this museum was beyond cool! It has so many artifacts and really takes you down a journey of the history of diving. Some exhibits are interactive and good for kids. There are some great things to buy as well. Highly recommended!More

Thank Joanne F
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad your group was able to enjoy all aspects of the Museum, especially the interactive bits! I have to admit that I always love seeing what we have new at our Museum Store! You can even shop...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The museum was attractive and well laid out so you followed a path through time to see the changes and admire the nerve of the historic divers. There was a wealth of information clearly and concisely written with each display. There were films to watch...More

Thank Annette F
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for the kind words and review! To be a early diver you defiantly needed nerves of steel to go through what they did. We try and cater to all age groups by supplying younger children scavenger hunts to involve them with the collection....More

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