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Address: 90791 Old Hwy, Unit 1, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
Phone Number: +1 305-451-3020
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Operating since 1978, CAPTAIN SLATE'S SCUBA ADVENTURES is the premier dive,...

Operating since 1978, CAPTAIN SLATE'S SCUBA ADVENTURES is the premier dive, snorkel, and glass bottom boat operator. Located in Tavernier, we take groups to dive or snorkel at the best sites off of the Florida Keys. With three boats , your voyage experience is kept personable, relaxed, and exclusive. Don't forget - a visit to the Keys is not complete without the world famous Creature Feature! Our highly qualified staff offers PADI, NAUI, SDI, TDI, SEI, IANTD, DAN certifications and more, so start or continue your dive education here! What are you waiting for? Book your diving adventure!

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Have been familiar with Capt Slate's dive services for 3 1/2 decades. Excellent reputation and tradition in providing memorable, safe, quality dives in a favorite diving locale.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Clifton W
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Chino, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously the best experience in my life!! The staff was so GREAT and extremely helpful. I don't think my experience would have been as great without them!! Thank you Captain and his mates for the time of my life!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

All female boat crew today on Captain Slates boat. Great crew, great weather, great diving! Boat left the dock on time! New diver in our group - crew was very helpful. Website had liability release forms , reservations made online, easy checkin at dive store. Thanks!

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Thank James B
Auburndale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This was probably the fourth time out with Captain Slates and I have never been disappointed. Good Boats, Great Crew, and they no the good spots, be it on a reef or diving a local wreck.

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Thank diggerman1966
Tavernier, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Let me just start to say Haley, Sky, Capt. Slate & Capt. Skip are amazing teaches and mentors. I went in to Capt Slates just hearing about diving,as I continue my certification was encouraged to go for my instructor certification. I in-braised the idea and they have been there helping me along with it all. The things we look forward... More 

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Thank 40yearoldpirate
San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

If you want to see wildlife being tortured and killed, then this is the company for you. I have dove all over the world and my experience during this trip was the worst of any dive I have ever completed. Like most people, I dive to see and take pictures of fish, turtles, etc. As such, I was really disturbed... More 

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Skyfabel, General Manager at Captain Slate's SCUBA Adventures, responded to this review

Good Morning, First I want to start by saying thank you so much for sharing your experience here at Capt. Slate's Scuba Adventures. Unfortunately you did not enjoy yourself and that was a complete shock to me, our goal here at Captain Slate's is safety and FUN! I captain the boats mainly and unfortunately you were not with me. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Have been familiar with Capt Slate's dive services for 3 1/2 decades. Excellent reputation and tradition in providing memorable, safe, quality dives in a favorite diving locale.

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Thank Clifton W
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We booked a 2hr Snorkeling trip upon the recommendation of a server we had at dinner the night before. We checked in, found out we were going with scuba divers, meaning no getting swam over by crazy people, Awsome. We went out with Captain Slate himself and Haley to not one but 2 different locations. Saw tons of sealife including... More 

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Thank Ginger L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We dive with Captain Slate's on a regular basis. I have never had a bad experience! The captain and crew are always freindly and know the dive sites well. They never fail to deliver an amazing dive trip.

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Thank Jgrimes04
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Captain Slate and his merry crew- daughter Sky and skipper Halsey made our reef dive a memorable adventure: more/ bigger sharks, stingrays, moray eels, fish, coral (largest brain coral I have seen in 43 years of diving), and good company than you are likely to get on 2 tanks of air this side of Belize. Very old school - in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I headed down to the Keys with a group of friends from Ocean Horizons to get Scuba certified. My nerves were at an all time high but as soon as I got on the boat with Sky and Hayley, all my nerves went away. These are two of the coolest and chillest women you will ever meet, with SO much... More 

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