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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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
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.
Immerse Yourself! Sharks of the Florida Coast and Caribbean
Presented by Dr. Gary Rose
Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Gary Rose will discuss the basic facts about sharks in our waters. He will teach you a simple technique to easily distinguish the different species of sharks from each other – in clear or murky water. He will also give you an entertaining overview of what makes sharks such great survivors and how their multiple senses are so different than our own.
The presentations are always FREE!
Diving With a Purpose, 15 Year Odyssey: Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage.
June - December 2019
This amazing exhibit focuses underwater archaeology and how it has been used to understand the cultural and historical significance and stories behind shipwrecks and more.
Includes information about the Diving With a Purpose organization and how African American history plays an integral part with archaeological research and preserving our history.
"Diving With a Purpose Maritime Archaeology" Presentation and Snorkel Trip
Dr. Justin Dunnavant
Diving With a Purpose
Join Diving with a Purpose's Dr. Justin Dunnavant as he discusses the various underwater archaeological projects he has worked on around the world relating to slavery.
Presentation- 10 AM
Cost - $15 (Includes Museum Admission)
HDM members are FREE!
In the afternoon, join Islander Girl Snorkel & Tours for an optional afternoon snorkel to the San Pedro wreck site, off of Indian Key.
~$30 for Museum members
~$45 for non-Museum members.
~ The trip includes gear, towel, snacks, and beverages
Space is limited, reserve your spot by November 9th. Call the Museum at 305-664-9737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your presentation seat and/or snorkel spot.
While much has been written about the history of slavery in the Americas, few have explored its environmental legacy. Drawing from several years of research in the US Virgin Islands, I argue that development of sugar plantations and intensive rum production have negatively impacted marine and terrestrial ecologies in the Caribbean. Additionally, I present our most recent sustainable archaeology project in St. Croix which attempts to train the next generation of cultural and natural heritage stewards through scuba diving and archaeology.
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