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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.


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


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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!

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!

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The Search for the Last Missing WASP

with Mark "Sharky" Alexander, HDM Board Member and PADI Master Instructor

Wed | Dec 20th | 7 pm

Mark "Sharky" Alexander started diving over 30 years ago as a Public Safety Diver in Illinois. Over the years he has served on multiple diving expeditions around the world. One of his fondest memories was when he was a team member on the 2009 Search for the Last Missing W.A.S.P., Gertrude "Tommy" Thomkins Silver. The W.A.S.P.s, or Women Airforce Service Pilots, was a women’s civilian pilot organization.
Join Sharky as he speaks on the efforts made by the team to locate Gertrude Silver and the World War II P-51 Mustang.
Immerse Yourself 2023 as of 10-1-2023


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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