The History of Diving Museum is open daily. Per applicable law, all visitors and staff members must wear a mask at all times. Groups of more than 10 are not allowed and we are currently requiring 20 minutes between group start times.

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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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Museum Store

Open Daily 10am - 5 pm
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Museum Exhibits

Our Museum is constantly evolving. Dive in for a visit to see updates in several core exhibits.


Get Involved!

We would like to invite you to be part of the Museum Family and Surface Support Team. Your visits, memberships, and contributions help us to preserve the rich history of “the quest to explore under the sea” and the Bauer Diving History Research Library.

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Now Open!

Featured Exhibit: Art of the Abyss
January 20 - March 17, 2021

Travel to the deepest ocean depths with this new exhibit that combines art, abyssal science and history.
Discover creative depictions of the deep sea by the Art Guild of the Purple Isles & local school students.
Learn about the quests to explore unfathomable places.



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.

See Schedule of Museum Events

While we were closed to the public, we wanted to continue our educational outreach through YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

History of Diving Museum's YouTube

History of Diving Museum's Facebook

History of Diving Museum's Instagram

Every few days or so we posted pictures, videos, and stories about man's 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

Lady archaeologists

Immerse Yourself! Women in Maritime Archaeology

Wed. March 17th at 7 pm

Maritime archaeologist Laurel Seaborn will be presenting on the women who broke barriers in the underwater archaeological community.

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Immerse Yourself Schedule 2021

IMMERSE YOURSELF! Presentation Series

3rd Wednesday of Every Month - 7PM

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm for our FREE Immerse Yourself! presentation series!

Each month we feature a guest speaker covering topics from all aspects of the diving industry and the marine environment.

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