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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  • This museum is one of a kind. Private collection of diving memorabilia many one of a kind. There is also treasure from the Atocha there a silver bar and many different coins and other items. There are...  more »
  • Has some interactive exhibits with lots of historic dive gear used back in the day, I used to have some of this gear which made it going back in a time machine.  more »
  • Stopped in after passing it by too many times. Should have stopped sooner. I used to dive and found all the equipment interesting. Even my non diver wife found it interesting to see all the equipment ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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!!!
  • 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)!
  • 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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