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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  • My son and husband are both master divers - so we naturally had to stop here! The museum is chock full of interesting exhibits that explain the history of man's attempts to explore the sea. It's...  more »
  • Several folks recommended the museum to me, and I was skeptical at first. But one of the days when weather did not permit dives, I decided to check it out. It blew all my expectations! This is an...  more »
  • 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!
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