June Immerse Yourself Presentation!
With a lifelong passion for history, Robert Jacob has done living history interpretation for over 40 years. He lectures on a variety of history subjects, and has presented at the Tampa Bay History Center, for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and for the Academia Hernando. He authored his award-winning publication, "A Pirate's Life in the Golden Age of Piracy" in 2018, which is available in the museum store.
Florida has a long and rich history of pirates plundering its shores, cities, and shipping lanes. Tales of Florida pirates abound from Key West to Pensacola and from Miami to Jacksonville. This talk examines the truths, myths, and legends about Florida Pirates.
Virtual Presentation - Last Breath with Chris Lemons
In 2012, commercial diver Chris Lemons nearly lost his life when his umbilical providing breathing gas, light, and heat, was severed at 300 feet below the surface of the North Sea. He was left in complete darkness, cut from his lifeline, for 40 minutes while his rescuers raced to find and retrieve him. Chris' miraculous survival has baffled experts for years.
Join the History of Diving Museum and UK-based Chris Lemons virtually as he takes us through the fascinating and dangerous world of saturation diving, as well as recounting his death-defying experience in 2012.
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.
This 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.
Join HDM for Saturday, May 20, from 3:30-4:30 pm for a special Meet & Greet with Dr. Sydney Hamilton, aerospace engineer, commercial astronaut, and mathematician. She will speak on her Aquanaut experience during Marine Resources Development Foundations Project Neptune 100 with Dr. Joe Dituri, and how it relates to her Astronaut training. Dr. Hamilton promotes future careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for young women and underrepresented youth, especially young women of color.
Unable to attend in person? Join us on Zoom! Click here to register.