Bauer Diving History Research Library

The Bauer Diving History Research Library opened in February of 2012. It houses over 2500 books, prints, and photographs about the history of diving and is the largest collection of historic and rare literature of diving history currently in existence.

The research library is for students and scholars, a project funded by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council and the History of Diving Museum. If you would like more information regarding library access, what materials are available, or opportunities for research, please contact us at

The Research Library is also available as a meeting, conference or special occasion rental space. For information, please email us at

Lectures and Programs

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Museum proudly offers Immerse Yourself!, a free public program covering special topics such as regional diving history, marine archaeology, new technologies, diving safety, and more. These programs are FREE to the public.

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