August 05, 2019

With the warm sun above and the glistening white sand beach at your feet, we’d understand if you wanted to spend your entire Islamorada vacation lounging by the water. If your beach time should be interrupted by a rainy day, though—or you’re just looking for a fun and informative outing to stimulate your mind—consider spending a few hours at the History of Diving Museum, located five minutes by car from our resort.

Islamorada’s History of Diving Museum boasts a carefully curated collection of diving equipment and related items from across the ages, including air pumps, diving helmets, diving suits, books, multimedia displays, and much more. The Timeline of Diving exhibit charts the history of diving over four millennia, all the way from the very earliest breath-hold divers to today. The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exhibit illuminates the immense influence of Jules Verne’s classic sci-fi novel. In the Treasure Room, you’ll examine the bounty recovered by Art “Silver Bar” McKee, a Florida Keys man widely regarded as the first modern-day treasure diver. Those are just a few of the many fascinating exhibits you’ll enjoy at the History of Diving Museum, open every day (with a few exceptions for holidays) from 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Address: 82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036