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History of Diving Museum, Islamorada

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • We spotted this on our drive down to Key West from Miami and determined to stop on our way back north, and we're so glad we did. It was a fascinating look into the history of scuba diving. The owners ...  read more »
  • We had been driving past the museum for years. We finally stopped in on a rainy afternoon. Glad we did, the museum is rather small but packs a lot of information into the space as a diver, I knew abou...  read more »
  • As a naval author and historian, I was impressed with the extensive collection of rare artifacts and the remarkable history of salvage diving in the Florida Keys. I am a scuba diver and despite the be...  read more »
  • 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!
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