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History of Diving Museum

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Address: 82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
Phone Number: +1 305-664-9737
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Sightseeing.

It was a great stop on our way down to the Keys. It was very interesting to see the development of diving gear. It would be great to see current dive gear at the end of the tour

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2016
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

It was a great stop on our way down to the Keys. It was very interesting to see the development of diving gear. It would be great to see current dive gear at the end of the tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

As an avid diver we went into this museum on a day we had to cancel our dive due to weather. It was very nice and much better than expected. Tons of history here, and some very interesting new facts.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

I have seen other places that call themselves diving museums. They have a couple of hard hats and some old scuba gear. This place is the real thing. They have scores of hard hats from every country that ever made one of the things, endless scuba and rebreather equipment, reproductions of ancient diving bells and a collection of hard suits.... More 

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Thank James M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

A fun way to spend an hour or two getting some insight on the history of diving for those who dive and those who don't. Displays are very nice and a lot of information is presented to check things out "at your own pace." Several hands-on exhibits make for extra fun and we both had some laughs along the way... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I am not a diver, but I am married to one and I am pretty sure this museum is the best place he has ever found on land. We were just in Key Largo for the night, but were lucky enough to add this to our stay. The sheer amount of diving related items on display was incredible and much... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

We are normally not into visiting museums. Over they many years of visiting the Upper Keys, we keep hearing how fun the History of Diving Museum is. We visited in Feb. 2015 and it was a blast. Very cool exhibits for all ages.

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Thank ChrisVFromCO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Wonderful collection of diving equipment from early to current history. Interesting exhibits - some interactive. Interesting to see the evolution of the diving equipment design and technology as well as some equipment from other countries. Great for a rainy (or not) day. Had a good time. Reasonable entrance fee - stayed over 2 hours since there's a lot to see.

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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

it was neat. I'm not a diver. There are really cool displays. More there than I expected. highly recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Despite the short history of the popularity of diving this museum covers it all. The small museum took us 2 hrs to enjoy the history from Persia to today. Great way to see a little history after or before a half day dive.

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Thank Timothy G
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

My son has wanted to see this place everytime we pass it. We finally chose to stop and found an extremely fascinating place. You dont have to be a diver to really enjoy this place

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