History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, Village of Islands, Florida 33036 USA

49 Reviews
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Fri 10a-5p
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“worlds largest collection of diving helmets and artifacts”

Immerse yourself in 4,000 years of diving history! From the ancient days of Gilgamesh to the modern days of recreational diving; divers and non-divers alike will enjoy this interactive museum telling the story of mankind’s quest to explore under the sea. What did Astronomer Edmund Halley contribute to the evolution of modern day diving equipment? Come sit in a replica of his invention. What did a resourceful bystander to an 1827 fire in a horse barn contribute? Marvel at the ingenuity and bravery of inventors over the ages. Try out your muscles in our pump room and be thankful for advancements in technology to SCUBA! Military and commercial divers enjoy reminiscing about using the old-time gear and seeing how things have changed since their diving days…and how some things a have stayed the same. The History of Diving Museum features the world’s largest international collection of diving helmets and artifacts. Visitors from around the world are warmly welcomed; with exhibit guides available in 8 languages; English; Spanish; German; Portuguese; Dutch; French; Russian and Italian. Shoppers will appreciate the rare and unique treasures available in the Museum Store. The store features quality undersea themed items perfect for gifts or to complement your diving lifestyle. Choose from fine historical prints suitable for framing; maps of shipwreck sites; a comprehensive selection of diving and related books; as well as jewelry; apparel and a special children’s area. Visitors to the History of Diving Museum comment: “The best collection of deep sea diving equipment I have ever seen.” “What a great collection. We enjoyed the visit tremendously.” “Amazing. Informative; insightful – a valuable experience.” “Great museum for the young and older generation!” “Totally unexpected fun & informative.” 

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Nick F.

Super neat! Very interesting hard to find items and great gift shop items. Lots of history Read more

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Callie C.

Highly recommend! This was so captivating and unique. You can tell how much dedication they have put into this museum. My husband and I throughly enjoyed it all. The museum had a variety of... Read more

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Yvette T.

Awesome fun museum. As new diver very interesting to see the evolution of diving over the years. Great gift shop. Small but worth the stop even if you aren't a diver. Read more

History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, Village of Islands, Florida
33036 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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