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The Story of Man's Quest to Explore Under the Sea

The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving.

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Museum Exhibits

Our Museum is constantly evolving. Dive in for a visit to see updates in several core exhibits.
Current Featured Exhibit: Dive Into Art - The Beauty of Recycling

January 15 - March 18, 2020


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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 “man’s quest to explore under the sea” and the Bauer Diving History Research Library.

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

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Immerse Yourself! Mount Pelee’s Sunken Ships

February 18 at 7 PM

Presented by:
John Christopher Fine, author and adventurer

When Mt. Pelee on the Island of La Martinique in the French West Indies erupted, many ships at anchor in  St. Pierre Bay were immediately burned and sunk. Learn about the fate of the island and its inhabitants.

Exhibits remain open until 6:45, with the last ticket being sold at 6:15.

The Museum Store remains open through the  end of presentation.


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Dive Into Art - The Beauty of Recycling

Featured Exhibit

January 15 - March 18, 2020 

The Museum is once again teaming up with the Art Guild of the Purple Isles and Monroe County students to display marine and nautical themed artwork.  Students this year will highlight the use of found materials from cleanups both on land and under the sea.  Members of the Art Guild will show rotating pieces of artwork. Together these pieces of artwork depict the ocean environment and the need to protect and respect it through sculptures, paintings and photography. Artwork from artists will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting our non-profit Museum.

The Featured Exhibit will be open daily through March 18.  The student artwork highlights the ongoing and worsening issue of discarded trash degrading our local and worldwide environments.  The works consist of both larger group sculptures and smaller individual pieces.

Immerse Yourself Schedule - See Calendar Below

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.

On these days, the Exhibits remain open until 6:45, with the last ticket being sold at 6:15.

The Museum Store remains open through the  end of presentation.

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