The Story of the Quest to Explore Under the Sea
The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation, education and exhibition of the History of Diving, with emphasis on the contributions of South Florida and The Florida Keys.
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Our Museum is constantly evolving. Dive in for a visit to see updates in several core exhibits.
May 18 - December 31, 2022
Learn about the unique sea sponge, the surprising impact it has had on human history, and the many people who sought these treasured animals. See artifacts used in the sponging industry of the 20th century, from Key West, to the Bahamas, to Tarpon Springs. Get ready to soak up some surprising sponge stories!
Museum and Store Hours
Open Daily 10-5
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
82990 Overseas Hwy, MM83
Islamorada, FL 33036
Immerse Yourself! Presentation Series
Join us on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm for our free Immerse Yourself! presentation series.
We feature speakers from all aspects of the diving industry.
Visit the Museum's YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages to learn more about diving, industry pioneers, the underwater world and more!
Every few days or so we posted pictures, videos, and stories about the quest to explore under the sea. We look forward to reading comments and questions!
If you enjoy our outreach and are able to, please donate to HDM: DONATE PAGE
Sponges and Water Quality in the Keys
Wed. July 20th at 7 pm
Limited on-site seating and Zoom presentation.
3rd Wednesday of Every Month - 7PM
Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm for our FREE Immerse Yourself! presentation series!
Limited in-person seating, also available via ZOOM.
Each month we feature a guest speaker covering topics from all aspects of the diving industry and the marine environment.