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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  • August 12, 2017
    We really enjoyed the trip through diving history. I had no idea how far back diving history went! It was a great mix of military diving, recreational diving, and commercial diving, and fun to see how...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We visited the diving museum on the day we needed to stay out of the sun. It is amazing with not only the history of diving but a world of information about our seas and life in the seas. The diving e...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Didn't know that the history of diving went back as far as it did. The museum has very neat diving helmets and a lot of information. Worth a stop if it is raining or just want to cool down for a littl...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Great little museum with lots to look at. Really teaches you about diving and how it has changed over the years. Lots of hands on items and the kid did have a blast here. The only downside is the price is a little high for what you get.
  • July 7, 2017
    As a U.S. Navy Salvage/EOD diver for over 25 years, I was quite pleased and impressed with this little museum! Definitely worth stopping by if you have any interest what ever in any kind of diving!!!
  • June 7, 2017
    The museum is fantastic! The breadth of the collection is amazing and the displays are so creative and full of detail. As a diver I found it to be fascinating and especially enjoyed the helmet display and the Navy diving exhibit. Not to be missed when visiting the Keys, especially if you are a SCUBA diver!!!
  • June 16, 2017
    Kids had a great time. Adults enjoyed it too. Lots to see, touch and play with! Scavenger hunt was perfect for the kids (ages 5yrs to 15yrs)!
  • March 2, 2017
    Spectacular. Well worth 12 dollars and and hour of your time. Certainly any scuba should pay a visit. Great collection of diving artifacts going back several hundred years. Gear from leather hoods and hoses to deep sea robotic suits. Truly a work of love by the owners.

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