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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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Description: Operating since 1978, CAPTAIN SLATE'S SCUBA ADVENTURES is the premier...
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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My wife and I went on a snorkel trip with our two teen aged kids. We did the two site trip. It really turned out to be the same reef just two different spots on "hens and chickens... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went on a snorkel trip with our two teen aged kids. We did the two site trip. It really turned out to be the same reef just two different spots on "hens and chickens reef" I am a diver and maybe a little spoiled but it didn't feel like the effort from the captain was there... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS GROUP. We booked a two stop snorkeling trip with our 4 kids. As we left the dock we noticed that we were the only boat on the water. We arrived to our location and still - no other boats in sight. Waves 6-7 feet high. Over half of the people on-board were throwing up, 18 out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I went to Captain Slates with my friend and a few other people from my scuba class and we got to know the entire crew on a very personal level. Our crew was Captain Slate and his son Hunter (Who is just the sweetest young man!) along with three dive masters. The water was absolutely gorgeous! and the entire crew... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I have been diving with Captain Slate since 2004. We decided to celebrate our 20th anniversary with an escape from Tennessee's cold weather and dive on Jan. 30. We had the privilege of having Captain Slate and his son Hunter as our hosts! The dive was absolutely beautiful! It was wonderful to be in the Keys and... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Capt Slate runs a top notch dive boat charter for scuba divers. You can witness excellent boat navigation as the captain maneuvers the boat into the slip from a confined area. The crew on the boats have always been knowledgable and helpful. I once got separated from the boat while diving in rough seas (through no fault of theirs), and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is such a rip off. He guy showed up 1 hour late. The attitude of the staff was oh well that is how it it. The creature feature is not what is advertised. He could not even find the eel.. we did!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My daughter just finalized her dive certification with Captain Slate. Thanks for the awesome experience. So down to earth, enthusiastic and caring. Glad she had this experience here. I highly recommend diving here!

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I decided to do our 2 star & 3 star diving certification at Captain Slate's Scuba Adventures. We dove 2 to 3 times/day for 6 days. We had a wonderful experience with this diving centre. Our diving instructor Russell Dawson, known as "Skipp" is an amazing human being with an impressive diving experience but also remarkable teaching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place is sheer amazingness. Took my wife snorkeling for her first time in crystal clear water. The captain took us to two different areas on the reef and we saw a ton of different marine wildlife including 2 sea turtles (which are apparently fairly rare for the area.) The captain is the type of man to make lasting customers/friends... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

SAVE YOUR MONEY! What a joke, we booked the "Creature Feature" based on the web site video depicting diving with nurse sharks, eels, grouper and barracuda that the Captain would feed. We were very excited (my wife and 2 sons who had recently passed their open water certifications) to see the "Creature Feature". Problems started before we got in the... More 

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