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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Great out of the Sun Activity!

Great place to go to get out of the Heat! My 11 year old and 4 year old enjoyed it. Very... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Can't dive so we went to a diving museum

We couldn't dive because of weather so we decided to check out this museum. It took us about 2... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
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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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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great place to go to get out of the Heat! My 11 year old and 4 year old enjoyed it. Very informative. Spent like an hour here. My son did a scavenger hunt which was a nice touch. $30 for 2 adults and my son....More

Thank Mrkicks
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We couldn't dive because of weather so we decided to check out this museum. It took us about 2 hours to see everything. The exhibits on display do a good job of explaining how diving started and what people used back in the days. I...More

1  Thank Ssssssammm
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I popped in here on a rainy day and were pleasantly surprised. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum itself has an impressive collection of diving gear and treasures. We truly enjoyed our visit!

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Even if you're not a diver, this is a super museum. Acknowledging contributions of individuals all over the world, including women and African Americans, the dive helmets are works of art! In addition to the helmets, see Iron Mike and many other dive suits. Plan...More

1  Thank RiverlanGone
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Is worth a look if driving down the Keys.. Islamorada is a nice little place along the way, great to stop for a look.. The History of Diving Museum id just off the main road and is worth a look, this little place has lots...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The title says it all. If you want to get in out of the heat in the middle keys -- stop and visit. You will be amused, but if you miss it you will not have missed the greatest opportunity in the world.

Thank Austinowl
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great extensive collection walking you through the history of scuba diving. Wonderful informative staff. Great value.

1  Thank Caprice W
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We made a quick stop on our way out. The admission price is $12 for adults but if you have a BOA cc or debit card it's free on the first full weekend of the month. If you're into the history of diving this is...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This was a nice little museum to pass some time out of the hot Keys sun! It was interesting to see how far we've come from using dive bells all the way to the Scuba gear used today. I'm not much into diving but did...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 8 July 2016

So, we were lucky enough to visit this place for free thanks to the Bank of America Museums On Us program. I'm so glad it was offered, otherwise we may not have stopped and would have missed out. We found some cool souvenirs after, to...More

1  Thank CovAmy
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Response from Kim C | Property representative |
Adults $12; Children 5-11 $6; Seniors/Retired Military $11; Students w/ ID $9; Children Under 5 FREE