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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 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.
Current Featured Exhibit: 15 Year Odyssey - Restoring our Oceans, Preserving our Heritage June 2nd through December 31st


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 “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

Dr. Corey Malcom

Immerse Yourself! Slavery and the Sea: Exploring the Transatlantic Slave Trade in The Florida Keys

December 18 at 7 PM

With Dr. Corey Malcom of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society

The Florida Keys were never a hub for the Transatlantic Slave Trade, but because of their location as a gateway to the Caribbean, many significant, associated events occurred here. Archaeologist Corey Malcom, will speak about his organization’s efforts to document the history and archaeology of this time period.

Exhibits and Museum Store Remain Open until 6:45


Diving Wtih a Purpose Divers

Diving With a Purpose, 15 Year Odyssey: Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage.

Featured Exhibit

June - December 2019

This amazing exhibit focuses on underwater archaeology and how it has been used to understand the cultural and historical significance and stories behind shipwrecks and more.

It includes information about the Diving With a Purpose organization and how African American history plays an integral part in archaeological research and preserving our history.

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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