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History of Diving Museum, Islamorada

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View some of the world's earliest diving equipment at History of Diving Museum. See polished diving bells and armor, and learn about the brave divers who were the first to explore the deep. Enjoy the engaging, hands-on exhibits that cover thousands of years. Stop by the Bauer Diving History Research Library, which features a large collection of rare books, documents, photos, woodcuts, and prints related to the history of undersea explorations. The museum's displays are arranged on a single floor that is accessible for visitors with limited mobility. See History of Diving Museum and all Islamorada has to offer by arranging your trip with our Islamorada vacation route planner.
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  • A unique collection of diver's diving suits, surrounded by so many other items related to diving. Interesting to read the progress made in the field. The Hall with exposure to a unique showcase of twenty and over diving helmets alone is worth the visit. The kids have fun with scavenger of different details, provided to them at the entrance. The bookshop is full of individual souvenirs related to the underwater world and the lady who runs the Museum (I think is the creator of it) is deliciously sweet.
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  • Wonderful little museum to spend a rainy or sunny day at. Amazing collection of diving head gear and collection from all around the world. Makes you really appreciate modern scuba diving advances. 
  • An amazing experience. The museum was fascinating and very educational going into great depth of the history of diving from early times, 3000 BC to the current day. Beautifully laid out with lots of a...  more »
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  • I went here while I was in the Keys on a SCUBA trip. It's a small museum and so doesn't take up a whole lot of your time. It's also very affordable. I was amazed at their collection. I was more amazed at what people trusted in to keep them alive underwater before modern SCUBA gear developments. I had no idea how far diving dated back. I recommend this stop to all my group dive trip attendees.
  • The building is small, but full of diving memorabilia. I was amazed at the breadth of the collection. From the common to the unique, it was worth the time. It appears to have a comprehensive collection of texts and maps as well for the scholar. The gift shop was full of fun souvenirs.
  • A Great place for divers (even non divers) !! As I am a diver I loved the fact to see so many great artifacts and history about Diving. Definatelly a good thing to see around the area.
  • My gf and I stopped by this place after diving in Key Largo on a whim. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of exhibits and gear on display. It is astounding that just a few collectors were able to put all of this together. Walking through the museum, you will learn about man’s quest to venture in the deep from ancient times to the present. I would highly recommend the “Parade of Nations” display of diving helmets from all over the world. This museum is a great stop for anyone interested in diving!
  • Wild place, worth the stop.