History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Hwy, MM83, Islamorada, FL 33036 - United States
Dive into over 4,000 years of the quest to explore under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story.
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Our Museum exhibits begin with early breath-holding and continue through the evolution of diving machines, helmets, SCUBA and one atmosphere suits for descending into the Abyss.
The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We tell the international story of attempts to explore, understand and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this untold story.
On display through the end of the year is Sponge Hunters, which tells the fascinating story of the historic sponge industry. From Bahamian free-divers, to hookboats in Key West, to the Greek divers of Tarpon Springs, come learn all about this bygone trade and the people who worked in it.
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