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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 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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Join us for a special musical evening to support Dive Into Art & Music
March 31st - 5:30-9PM

Join us for “Dive Into Art & Music” on March 31st, from 5:30-9:00 pm, under the stars at Safe Harbor Angler House. Enjoy live music, dancing, and the main act featuring “Rainbow Full of Sound,” providing a special musical tribute experience with many of Jerry Garcia’s favorite tunes. The opening performance will feature Schells & Vine Trio, with special music set by guests Tony Saunders and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. And, don’t miss a special appearance by Peter Agelasto, Jerry Garcia Archivist.

Open January 18th - April 19th, Dive into Art: Edge of the Sea

Join the History of Diving Museum in our new featured exhibit. This community art exhibit showcases work from the Art Guild of the Purple Isles and students from eleven elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade. Participants have created pieces to celebrate the plants and animals that thrive where land meets the sea, all while learning about mangroves, tidal zones, and the unique wildlife to be found in these habitats.We can't wait for you to join us!

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Visit the Museum's YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages to learn more about diving, industry pioneers, the underwater world and more!

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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

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.

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Immerse Yourself!

Crocodiles of South Florida

Wed. April 19th at 7 pm

Paul Evans is the Science Writer and Outreach Coordinator with the University of Florida's Croc Docs research team. The Croc Docs are a team of biologists working to improve the understanding of reptile populations in South Florida and the Caribbean, as well as endangered mammals in Central America. Paul received his MS in Ecology and Conservation from the University of Aberdeen, and his bachelors from the University of South Florida. He aims to bridge knowledge gaps in the field of conservation through wildlife education, scientific research and public engagement.

The American Crocodile is the second most marine species of crocodilian in the world. Estuarine ecosystems like those in South Florida are paramount for their success. Urbanization, canal construction, and habitat destruction over the last century have led to shifts in populations and call for even greater management. In this talk, learn about the threats facing this vulnerable species and what conservation efforts are being done to help.

Presentation will be in-person at the museum as well as broadcast via Zoom.

Immerse Yourself 2023 as of 3-23


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.


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