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Dive Into History at the History of Diving Museum

Planning a trip through the beautiful Florida Keys & Key West? The History of Diving Museum is a great halfway point to stop along the scenic Overseas Highway. Divers and land-lovers alike are amazed by one of the world’s largest collections of diving equipment. Exhibits span over 4,000 years of "man's quest to explore under the sea." The displays tell an international story that highlights both male and female pioneers, as well as those who broke through racial and ethnic barriers to descend to the ocean floor. The museum begins with early breath-hold diving and extends through the development of diving bells, diving machines, hard hats, scuba and technical diving. It includes focused areas like the unique south Florida connection to recreational diving, underwater photography, marine biology and treasure diving. Also highlighted are areas such as Military Divers and Adaptive Diving for those with disabilities. Along with core artifacts, there is the Featured Exhibit Room hosting special interest exhibits for a limited time period.
Over 17,000 visitors from all over the world and all 50 states pass through the doors annually for self-guided tours and scavenger hunts. The exhibits and store are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. In addition there are a wide range of “Dive Into History” programs available that can be tailored to your group. For a personal museum experience, schedule to arrive early to take advantage of extended hours, guided tours and discounts (including free admission for tour leader and driver), which will then give you plenty of time to visit other local area attractions and restaurants or continue on your adventure.        
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that opened in 2005. It has been awarded consistently with TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards and listed in their hall of fame. Sport Diver and Scuba Diving Magazine both honored the museum with the 2019 Readers Choice Award for Best Cultural Experience in the United States and Canada.  The Monroe County School Board gave the museum a GEM Award, as well. 
Tour planners can book visits today by contacting Emily at or phoning (305) 664-9737. Be sure to mention Bus Tours Magazine for the best packages! Check out for more details! 
The History of Diving Museum
The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea
82990 Overseas Hwy – MM 83
Islamorada, FL  33036
Phone 305-664-9737

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9698 W. Judson Road
Polo, IL 61064
Phone: (815) 946-2341
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