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 was such an amazing museum! My son and I truly enjoyed our visit. He is the diver...I am not. However, I really enjoyed seeing this beautiful collection. A truly dedicated team and amazing collec...  more »
  • This is a must visit in Islamorada for any dive enthusiast! Huge collection of scuba equipment with an excellent layout. I will be returning to go through it again on our next trip to Islamorada.  more »
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  • Lovely collection. We stopped in as it caught our interest driving by (knowing nothing about it), and looking to escape a hot afternoon -- we ended up spending several hours there! Extensive collection, well laid out with excellent educational signage. Some interactive stations as well. Excellent for all levels of interest, with a great flow allowing you to take as much or as little time as you want. I will say we were there on a quiet afternoon, but may be tight on a more crowded day. Lovely staff to chat with, both about their museum as well as the area and other things to add to the "must do" list. Great souvenir store as well with some unique items. Local artist exhibit set up during our visit in April 2019 was amazing as well. Would highly recommend stopping in - very little money for an interesting experience!
  • Kid friendly!! There are hands on exhibits for kiddos! This place is absolutely awesome! So much to see and learn. My husband and I were there for over 2.5 hours. My favorite exhibit is a wall with helmets representing each country that manufactured them. The exhibit is narrated on tape by the curator, and each helmet is lit while facts are given.
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