The History of Diving Museum is open daily from 10-5.

Per CDC guidance as of 7/27/21: All persons aged 2 or older should now wear a mask in the History of Diving Museum. For groups of more than 10, please call for reservations or email:

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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.

On View

Featured Exhibit: Dive Into Art: FantaSea
January 19 - April 20, 2022

Imagine fantastical underwater worlds through community art. Explore themes of mermaids, sea faring, sea monsters, deep sea diving, literature and surrealism through the art of members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles and Monroe County students.

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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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

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Immerse Yourself!

The Hunt for Sunken Slave Ships

Wed. February 16th at 7 pm

400 years after American slavery began, Black divers are searching for shipwrecks to unveil the lost stories of African Americans ancestors. DWP (Diving with a Purpose) seeks to piece together the lost stories of those who came to the United States on slave ships. More than 12,000 ships made over 40,000 voyages in 250 years of slave trade. To date, there are only five sunken slave ships in the maritime history database.

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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.


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