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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Great family activity.

If you are a diver, this is a must do. If you are not a diver, this is a fantastic place to learn... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
badge2283
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Daytona Beach, Florida
So much stuff in a small building!

It had been 5 years since we had visited this museum and we knew they had done some upgrades. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron R
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Cape Coral, 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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  • Average4%
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“scavenger hunt” (20 reviews)
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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"great place to learn"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are a diver, this is a must do. If you are not a diver, this is a fantastic place to learn about diving. Our four grand shildren 4-9 yrs old loved it. I would go back, as I'm sure there are things I...More

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

Thanks for the kind review! We try to make sure there is something for everyone and all ages too enjoy!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been 5 years since we had visited this museum and we knew they had done some upgrades. It was a rainy day so we decided to give it a try. It was a good place to visit 5 years ago and it was...More

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

Thanks for the lovely review! We like to keep the Museum evolving so people can see something new when they come back. Who knows what it will look like in another five years!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather canceled our planned snorkel trip, so we decided to re-visit the History of Diving Museum. It has been several years since we have been to the museum and we noticed several new exhibits and upgrades. I was once again amazed at how large the...More

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

I'm sorry you weren't able to go out snorkeling, but were able to enjoy the Museum! We try to keep our exhibits up-to-date and with activities for people of all ages! Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you back again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re an avid SCUBA diver, this is a must-see. If you like to learn how things work and about ingenuity, this is interesting but not phenomenal Tons of historic SCUBA gear, which is fun to look at. Great displays and info. Price a but...More

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

Thank you for the kind review and visiting us! We appreciate everyone that comes into the Museum since we are a not for profit existing in an expensive part of the world!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend. It was full of history, organized well and interactive for kids. Reasonable entrance fee and they will supply a scavenger hunt to keep younger kids engaged as well.

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

It's great that the kids enjoyed the Museum as much as you did! We like involving the kids in the history, hopefully they can learn something new too!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do while in the Keys on a rainy day. This was a very nice visit. Lots of nice artifacts and really interesting exhibits.

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

Thanks Debra for visiting us at the Museum! We are always glad to be an option for folks who want to learn on rainy days!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to learn about the evolution of diving. We spent about an hour looking at the various artifacts and history. There is also a nice gift shop to explore.

Thank Angie S
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review! We love hearing about how much people learned during their visit to the Museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very thorough and fun for the whole family. We all dive and have a genuine interest in the subject. A place not to be missed if you are looking for something interesting to do and need a break from ocean fun.

Thank bobandgwen699
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I appreciate this lovely review! you make a good point that the Museum is a great break from the heat and sun, rather than just a rainy day activity!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The emphasis here is on hard hat diving, the diving which preceded Scuba. It also includes the methods and attempts at diving made before the hard hat came in to being. The audio visual presentation for the lighted hard hats is pretty neat. Who knew...More

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

Thanks for the great review! It really is amazing how far diving has come in less than a century!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Loved it! So much to look at and lots of history. Very creative display throughout the entire museum. Great little gift shop too! Staff was friendly.

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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 enjoyed the creativity of displays! It can be tricky to relay information to visitors when you have so much to say!

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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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