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We honor our military divers this Memorial Day weekend

Find out firsthand about Navy SEALS as you listen to Rick Kaiser give you his account at the History of Diving Museum on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
History of Diving Museum

Not only is Memorial Day a time to honor all of our American veterans who have fought to defend our freedom, but it is also a time to honor all of our military divers as well.

Why not honor our military divers throughout the entire weekend? Head down to 82990 Overseas Highway to Islamorada in the Florida Keys and visit the History of Diving Museum . Beginning on Wednesday, May 21st and stretching through Monday, May 26, 2014, the museum will pay special tribute to our brave divers and would like you to join them. This will be a celebration of all the important contributions of divers in every branch of the American Military.

It all begins on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, with a free seminar beginning at 7:00 p.m. which will introduce attendees to Navy SEAL diver, Rick Kaiser. Rick will be the guest speaker who has 20 years of service as a former Navy SEAL and was awarded the Silver Star for valor following the Battle of Mogadishu. He will give his personal account of his career and life as a Navy SEAL. Rick currently holds the position of Director of the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.

On Friday evening, May 23, 2014, go back in time to 1951 as you sit back and relax and watch the age-old favorite film, "The Frogmen." It will begin at 7:00 p.m..

Saturday evening, May 24, 2014, holds plenty of exciting surprises as an informal reception will be held for the admission price of $15. Wine and cheese will be served and the man of the evening will be Bob Croft. Bob can proudly boast that he was the first freediver in the Navy in 1967 to dive down 200 feet all on a single breath. That immediately earned him the title of 'Father of American Freediving'. In turn, he wrote a book about his amazing experience and his career. On this particular evening, you can have the book signed by the author himself and listen to his seminar all about his lengthy career. There will be DVDs of Croft's historic dive and plenty of raffle prizes on hand.

Sunday is always family day and May 25, 2014, is no exception. From noon to 3:00 p.m., the entire family can enjoy the Florida Keys lifestyle with all kinds of interactive activities for every member of the family.

The biggest treat of all takes place on Monday, May 26, 2014, with the History of Diving Museum extending a personal invitation to view the film, 'Men of Honor' starring Cuba Gooding Jr. This is an emotional yet riveting five-star film that is not to be missed. As you leave the History of Diving Museum, you will take away a meaningfully inspirational message and a desire to dive.

What could keep you busier and at the same time draw you to a serene and sumptuous lifestyle of the Florida Keys for five days of water-filled trivia, education, fun, food and so much more. To learn more, go to or call (305) 664-9737.

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