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Islamorada, Florida: History of Diving Museum

Displays of bulky deep-sea diver suits, helmets, diving bells. We're intrigued by "Klingert's Copper Kettle and Drieberg's 1805 Triton Diving Machine," a copper still contraption strapped onto a dummy wearing an oversized king's crown.

History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
On the bayside of US Hwy 1 at milepost 83, just south of Pen Key Club. Look for the blue building painted with sea creatures.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $12
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Gold bar diver.

Diving Man Holding Gold Bars

The History of Diving Museum has so much to offer, inside and out.

[Alice V Grimm, 02/13/2021]

The museum exhibits a timeline of 4,000 years of diving, the importance of south Florida in sport diving, treasure diving, and underwater photography. The Treasure Room features a salvaged bar of solid silver that visitors are invited to pick up.

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