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History of Diving Museum Recovering from Hurricane Irma; Become a Member or Sponsor During DEMA Show

The History of Diving Museum emerged from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma bruised but not broken. Thanks to the support of our volunteers and sponsors repairs have begun which enabled us to welcome visitors since our reopening on September 24th.

As a show of appreciation and gratitude for their generous contributions of time, talent and treasures, we invite our sponsors and volunteers attending DEMA to stop by DiveNewswire booth 943 (new booth location. relocated from original position 2729) at this year’s DEMA for a Thank You Reception with light refreshments on Wednesday, November 1st at 4:00 pm.

While much progress has been made, the museum, as well as the rest of Keys, is still on the road to recovery. How can you help? Support can take many forms—from monetary donations to becoming a member or sponsor, or visiting and exploring the Exhibits and Museum Store. Join us on our mission to share and preserve 4,000 years of the history of man’s quest to explore under the sea. Stop by our booth to learn more, grab your own Fintastic DEMA deals and receive a special “DEMA code” redeemable for a discount on a purchase through our online Museum Store!

Do you have a group of divers coming to the keys? Visit HDM at booth 943 to sign up or email us at director@divingmusuem.org by December 31, 2017 to schedule a group visit to the museum. We offer focused tours and presentations that highlight the content that most interests you—from early breathhold diving to the beginnings of Commercial and Recreational diving, including the international contributions made to the field. DEMA attendees will receive a 25% discount off admissions for groups of 12 or more, group leaders are free. Take advantage of the discounted group rate of just $9 a person. If you’re concerned about time because of a late or early dive, don’t worry. Tell us about your time constraints when setting up a tour date, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule by extending hours when possible!

For an even better value, plan your trip around the third Wednesday of the month and take advantage of our free Immerse Yourself programs. Exhibits and Museum Store are open late, presentations begin at 7 pm. Featured speakers come from all aspects of the diving world such as treasure hunters, marine biologists, and submarine recovery specialists. These events are the perfect way to spend a relaxing but fascinating evening while in the Florida Keys.

Whether you’ve never visited the museum before or have been here several times, we guarantee that you’ll learn something new and have a fun time participating in scavenger hunts and exploring our exhibits. The History of Diving Museum is a family and pet friendly 501(c)(3) non-profit organization open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, feel free to visit our website at www.divingmuseum.org or call Lisa Mongelia at 305-664-9737 or email director@divingmuseum.org. Stay in the loop by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.