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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.

Now Open! Aquanauts to Astronauts

Banner image for Aquanauts to Astronauts, a diver sits across from an astronaut with the title in the center.

Join the History of Diving Museum now until December 31st to catch our new featured exhibit: Aquanauts to Astronauts! Explore the fascinating relationship between diving and space travel, learn how NASA uses diving and living underwater to train astronauts for space, and much, much more!

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!

A Pirate's Life in the Golden Age of Piracy

Wed. June 21st at 7 pm

With a lifelong passion for history, Robert Jacob has done living history interpretation for over 40 years. He lectures on a variety of history subjects, and has presented at the Tampa Bay History Center, for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and for the Academia Hernando. He authored his award-winning publication, "A Pirate's Life in the Golden Age of Piracy" in 2018, which is available in the museum store.

Florida has a long and rich history of pirates plundering its shores, cities, and shipping lanes. Tales of Florida pirates abound from Key West to Pensacola and from Miami to Jacksonville. This talk examines the truths, myths, and legends about Florida Pirates.

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

Immerse Yourself Schedule as of May 24


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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