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. Take a look at our Islamorada trip planning tool to schedule your visit to History of Diving Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We weren’t expecting much when we went in, but this was time and money well spent; and a place worth supporting. The history of diving museum is very well curated and interesting, with both educationa...  more »
  • This place, from the outside, looks like a small building with not much to offer. This is far from the truth. There is so much information and neat objects/treasures that you get to observe here. Woul...  more »
  • We were so excited to go here, but we were so happy with the museum! There was so much to see, experience and learn that even our 13 year old loved it! He loved the cool old dive gear and the helium b...  more »
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  • This is a very cool museum to check out even if you are not "in to diving". To see the contraptions that people have placed themselves in to work and play underwater is pretty amazing. We had no idea the history of diving went back so far! The girl at the ticket counter was super sweet, and helped my granddaughter have an awesome time. They have a little scavenger hunt the kids can do which my granddaughter loved and ended up with a little prize at the end. We spent about two hours here which was a perfect way to spend some time waiting for the typical keys rainstorm to clear.
  • great collection, displays are nice but a little cluttered, tons of information here, allow yourself some extra time. admission pricing is fine but gift shop needs some adjustment. Kinda hard to make an additional donation when you just paid that much for a t-shirt!
  • A true gem! Loved it. Some amazing cool displays. A must see in the Florida Keys 👍
  • Great place to take in everything "diving". More than you would expect to see.Huge display of diving helmets. Monthly meetings are very informative. Must see.
  • Neat place! The people working there were knowledgable, it was obvious how much they enjoy their work. Great experience.
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