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History of Diving Museum

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Address: 82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
Phone Number: +1 305-664-9737
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I have been a diver for 52 years and this museum showed me a lot of things that I did not know. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been a diver for 52 years and this museum showed me a lot of things that I did not know. Well worth the visit.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Informative tour thru one mans extensive collection of diving equipment. Had well put together exhibits and short videos. Plan on spending an hour or three.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My ten year old son and I really had a ball touring HODM. The museum is arranged chronologically and the displayes include fun facts for younger guests and interesting detail for grown ups. There are fun interactive displays that keep hands busy as well.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is not for a whole day's stay. It can be visited in a few hours, if you take the time to check everything out properly. As a stop over to stretch your legs on you way up or down US1 you will find a great collection of dive memorabilia from ancient history until today. Extensive collection of dive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organized with lots of variety. The information signs were just enough but not too much. We spent about 2 hours going through it but it could be done quicker if you are in a hurry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn about the history of diving...since diving is a HUGE part of the Keys. Lots of nostalgia

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to my share of roadside attractions and most of them have been disappointing to say the least. This Museum was surprisingly NOT THAT. After a decent orientation video, you enter the hall for a self guided tour. The number of dive systems was impressive and the explanations of the devices was pretty complete. The information plaques were plentiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and i stopped by this museum on a rainy day looking to kill some time. It looks like a fun place from the outside. When we went in, we were amazed. I have never seen such an impressive collection of underwater equipment. It was pleasantly overwhelming. It is literally too much to put into words. I probably spent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving to Key West and had some time to kill, so we thought we'd stop in. We were the only 2 in the museum besides the 2 (very nice) employees, which allowed us to get through the whole thing in 20 minutes. it was $12 per person, which we were happy to pay, but after the walk-through, seemed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a walk down memory lane for me. I had a blast telling my wife all about the dive helmets and the work I used to do prior to marriage. They have a great collection of dive gear here. I was very impressed. Cant wait to show the kids one day.

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