October Immerse Yourself Presentation!

Be sure to sign up for this month's Immerse Yourself, which will take play on October 18th at 7 PM.

Hear from experts in their field about diving history! This month's speaker is to-be-decided, but be sure to check back, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media to get updates.

Treasure Treat 2023

Treasure Treat Night!
Thursday | October 26th

5:30-7:00 PM

Join the History of Diving Museum as we host our annual Halloween event. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Bring the whole family for a night of haunted exhibits, kid's activities, trick-or-treating through the museum, and a costume contest with prizes at 6:15 PM.

Be sure to come dressed your best!

Proceeds go to benefit the Museum and the preservation of its collection, as well as our numerous outreach and educational programs.

Happy 93rd Birthday and Semi-Retirement Celebration for Dick Rutkowski

73 years with: Navy, Polar Operations, ESSA, NOAA, Hyperbarics International

Saturday | November 11, 2023

Dict Rutkowski Hyperbarics chamber

Join us for a special day celebrating the life and career of Dick Rutkowski as he celebrates his 93rd birthday and semi-retirement from Hyperbarics International.

Spend the afternoon with us as we start at the History of Diving Museum at 1pm, then transition to the Elks Lodge in Tavernier for a special presentation and meet and greet at 3pm, then polish the evening with a dinner and dancing at the Elks, starting at 5:30pm.

The History of Diving Museum and Dinner event have a $75 charge to attend both. The 3-5pm reception at the Elks Lodge is open to all members of the diving community.

1:00-2:30 PM
History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Hwy | Islamorada
Celebrations begin at the History of Diving Museum with a special reception and guided tour.

3:00-5:30 PM
Florida Keys Elks Lodge Ballroom
92600 Overseas Hwy | Tavernier
History of Diving Museum Presentation, meet and greet with
notable dive personnel, open to the diving community(Cash bar.)

5:30-10:00 PM Florida Keys Elks Lodge Ballroom
92600 Overseas Hwy | Tavernier
Let the Birthday and Semi-Retirement Celebrations Continue!
How did he do it? Join us for a wonderful evening of dinner, drinks and good cheers as speakers share the journey through 73 years of service in the diving community. Hear from the many scientists, friends, and explorer’s who helped along the way. Stay and enjoy an evening of music and dancing.

Event Tickets: $75 in Advance!

(Non-refundable: includes HDM Reception & Dinner at Elks. Cash bar)

Banner image for Aquanauts to Astronauts, a diver sits across from an astronaut with the title in the center.

MAY 20th - DECEMBER 31st 2023

Announcing the History of Diving Museum’s newest featured exhibit; Aquanauts to Astronauts which opened Saturday, May 20, 2023. This exhibit educates visitors on the fascinating relationship diving has with travel to outer space. The exhibit includes NASA artifacts, information about how working underwater helps prepare astronauts for space, and anecdotes on many Navy, Air Force, and other military members who would become astronauts.

As a tribute to our active duty military, the History of Diving Museum offers active military free admission every day.

Blue Star Museum logoThis year, HDM is again joining museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission for up to five of their family members this summer. The 2023 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023.

History of Diving Museum 2023 Immerse Yourself Sponsor Names and Logos

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