The History of Diving Museum located at 82990 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33036 should be on everyone’s list of stops when visiting the Florida Keys.
Adding to the region’s reputation for world-class diving, The History of Diving Museum plunges into the story of man’s longstanding thirst for undersea exploration. Follow the 4,000 year story of diving through 13 different interactive exhibits, each displaying an impressive collection of artifacts related to everything from underwater photography, homemade helmets, military diving, and deep diving. It’s the only place you’ll find the world’s largest collection of diving helmets and artifacts from around the world.
The Museum has recently opened a research library featuring over 2,000 volumes of rare and early books related to the history of diving and underwater exploration. The library is made available to the public by appointment and also features archival documents such as photographs, prints, journals, and drawings.
The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We tell the international story of man’s attempts to explore, understand and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this untold story.
The museum can be reached by phone- (305) 664-9737
or on the web at: www.divingmuseum.org