Facility Rental Information

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History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Hwy (MM83)
Islamorada, FL 33036

Open 10-5 Daily

Facility Rental Information

Rental of Research Library

History of Diving Museum Rental Rates
The History of Diving Museum (HDM) offers several options for meeting, conference, multi-use, or special occasion rental space right in the heart of Islamorada.

The Bauer Research Library, the rotating exhibit space, and/or the newly completed outdoor covered venue are available. A private tour of the museum may also be added.

The History of Diving Museum recognizes that meeting space in the Florida Keys is limited and is pleased to offer this space when possible. The preference is for environmental and educational programs, although other opportunities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A 25% reservation deposit is due at time of booking and a $100 security deposit is held until after the event. Please see below for additional fees for equipment use. All rentals are subject to 7.5% state/county sales tax according to Dept. of Revenue tax guidelines. Florida Department of Revenue Certificate of exempt status must be provided if claiming tax exempt status.

To inquire about availability, please contact us at director@divingmuseum.org or call 305-664-9737.

Rental Rate: $75.00 per hour

Non-profit and Education Use
Non-profit groups and educational entities may use space at no cost during regular business hours from 10 am-5 pm Monday through Friday when available. Please provide HDM with a copy of your IRS designation.

Rental of the History of Diving Museum’s space is not intended to imply endorsement or sponsorship by HDM for any event or organization. To identify HDM's own events and activities clearly for the general public, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines related to the promotion of your HDM-based event.

Promotional material should reflect your own organization and the nature of your event, with HDM identified as only the site and location.

Image and Language
Do not use the logo or images (photographic or drawn) of HDM in any material for your event. Do not use language that implies endorsement or sponsorship of your event by HDM. For example, you may state that your event "is being held at HDM," but DO NOT state that your event is "a HDM event."

Event Title
Do not include the name of HDM in the title of your event as this implies endorsement or sponsorship by the site facility. For example, do not name your event "An Evening at HDM." The title of your event should help your members, the public, and the media to identify and to raise awareness of your organization, for example, "Company’s Annual Meeting."

Please clearly indicate a contact person at your own organization that can provide additional information to the public about your event.

Important Information
Maximum occupancy for HDM's Bauer Research Library is 45 standing, 30 seated
Maximum occupancy for HDM’s Rotating Exhibit area is 30 standing
Maximum occupancy for HDM’s outdoor covered area is 100 standing, 45 seated

HDM provides tables and chairs for your event excluding wedding ceremonies. You will be required to assist in set-up.

Tablecloths and dishes are not available through HDM.

Food and beverages are allowed only in the Library, Rotating Exhibit Space, and outdoors.

The use of a licensed caterer with liquor liability insurance will be required to serve alcohol.

The facility is wheelchair accessible and there are two restrooms inside the building.

Equipment Available
Large screen TV and computer use free
Easel Free (paper pads & markers not included)
Floor Podium Free
WiFi Free

We do have the ability to provide live streaming for a fee.

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.
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