The Man in the Sea Museum preserves the history of diving. Opened (and owned) by the Institute of Diving in 1982, the museum showcases the progress of diving technology, featuring diving gear, suits, masks and helmets, small submarines and pods, the U.S. Navy SEALAB-1 (the world's first undersea habitat), the U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (an experimental dive system built in 1968), and other diving related objects and submersibles. Treasures from sunken ships dating to the 1500s are also housed at the museum. The Institute of Diving was founded in 1977.


  • The Man in the Sea Museum
    The Man in the Sea Museum
  • The U.S. Navy SEALAB-1
    The U.S. Navy SEALAB-1
  • Some of the old diving masks on display
    Some of the old diving masks on display
  • The U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 on the right next to another submersible
    The U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 on the right next to another submersible
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