History of Diving Museum presents Vintage Weekend Wonders, Aug. 12-13

The History of Diving Museum will hold Vintage Weekend Wonders, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, where visitors can experience a classic diving experience reminiscent of the 1960s TV Show, “Sea Hunt,” and preserve their own classic photos.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday’s Lookout Lodge activities include a dive in vintage gear using old Mike Nelson-style double-hose regulators. There will also be a barbecue and viewing of “Sea Hunt” episodes. Attendees can capture the moment by making digital souvenir postcards with Vivid-Pix Land & Sea software, learn about ways to preserve and conserve our planet with the NAUI Green Diver Initiative and participate in a lagoon cleanup.

Donation is $15 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited, register now for your dive time. Walk-ins will be welcome as space allows.

Sunday’s events, at the Diving Museum at Mile Marker 83 on US-1 in Islamorada on the Bay Side, start at 11 a.m. with tutorials on do-it-yourself photo restoration, using Vivid-Pix RESTORE software. Attendees can bring up to 12 photo prints or slides, an SD card or a USB drive, and Vivid-Pix experts will restore your faded or discolored photos for free! Revive family photos and wedding portraits in seconds. Record and share your military experiences or travel escapades in vivid color, black-and-white, or sepia-tone movies. Learn how to enhance those old underwater slides to beautiful tropical colors. The Diving Museum will also have guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to highlight new exhibit updates.

Sponsors for the event include NAUI Green Diver Initiative, Captain Slate’s Scuba Adventures, Vivid-Pix, Lookout Lodge Resort and Commercial Diver Services of Florida.

About History of Diving Museum

The History of Diving Museum (www.divingmuseum.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to the international story of man’s quest to explore under the sea. It also celebrates the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story. HDM hosts a FREE Immerse Yourself educational outreach presentation on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7 pm.

The museum is located at Mile Marker 83 on US-1 in Islamorada on the Bay Side. The museum exhibits and store are pet friendly and open daily from 10 am-5 pm.

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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 Florida Keys History of Diving Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational institution focused on the Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea.

The Museum’s artifacts have been provided through the generous support of its founders, Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer, who hold one of the world’s largest collections of historic diving equipment and research documents.

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