Captain Slate's SCUBA Adventures

Captain Slate's SCUBA Adventures

Captain Slate's SCUBA Adventures
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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!
Tavernier, Florida
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles697 reviews
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Jake M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Captain Slate’s dive shop is absolutely the best and most seasoned dive shop in all of Florida if not the world. They’ve got the best people, personalities, and prices diving has to offer while their coordinator Ayla actively makes it an extremely easy process to begin diving as soon as you can take that first giant stride! I completed my Open water, Advanced open water, Nitrox, Rescue diver certifications all through captain Slate’s, and I won’t even have to blink to know where to turn to when starting my Dive Master certification. Even though diving does come with a price tag I feel that I have gained priceless memories and experiences for a lifetime with this dive shop. I have come to know the crew, and have had a hell of a time diving with Skip, Moe, Joshua, Captain Slate himself, and especially my rescue instructors Doug, Grant, and Abbie. Skip, Moe, and Joshua introduced me to the world of diving through my open water certification, which made me feel a level of comfort underwater I had never experienced before. I took that level of comfort to my advanced open water, and was able to dive deep with the help and training expertise of Doug on a 130 foot wreck exploring the vast expanse of the USS Spiegel Grove while having my first and wildly graceful shark encounter. With the help of Doug taking my level of comfort underwater a step further I began my rescue course, and had one of my most meaningful experiences with my rescue instructors Grant and Abbie. They completely immersed themselves in teaching me the way of the rescue, displaying that their dedication and love for diving knows no bounds. During my training they made my decisions feel like they meant the difference between life and death, which in rescue is completely true, but Abbie most definitely deserves an Oscar for the truly remarkable victim performance she played during a variety of worst-case scenarios every diver should learn. I don’t think I have to say anything about Captain Slate, because his creature features with sharks and eels speak for themselves and are up for you to find out about! I highly recommend all divers and non-divers earn at least up to their rescue diver certification in order to fully and most comfortably enjoy all the once in a lifetime experiences only the sport of diving has to offer, and if you want to have a ridiculous amount of fun with a perfect time even if it's never always perfect conditions outside head down to Slate’s!
Written February 4, 2024
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Roy C
Lehigh Acres, FL317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
The shop is a little small but might as well be world renowned. Parking is a little sketchy because you have several places vying for space. The boats are clean and well kept (they're dive boats). The crews are super friendly and very helpful. The dive locations the Capt picked were spot on and great for both new and experienced divers. I wish we had a little more room on the boat but it is what it is, part of the scuba world so to speak.
Written October 29, 2020
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Thank you SO much Roy we loved diving with you, come back soon! Slate
Written December 15, 2020
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Kerry R
Molalla, OR3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Captain Bob and Chris was awesome definitely told us the way the dive was gonna happen and what to expect runs a tight ship in the water and out. While I was down in the water they helped my 10 yr old daughter snorkel with the sharks while I was under the boat swimming with them. They both went above and beyond and took the extra time to help her even though the sea was very rough. They made the dive a great experience Thank You!!
Written November 8, 2022
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Todd C
Holly, MI52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Capt Slate diving was one of the best dives ever. The staff was friendly, experienced and professional. They even helped give me with a refresher after being out of the water for several years. The shark and eel adventure was unreal. We had sharks all around us and we were able to touch them. I highly recommend this dive and dive company. Give them a try. You will not be sorry.
Written December 17, 2020
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Ryan B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had an incredible week long trip of diving with Slates. Bob was helpful with everything and went above and beyond to make sure everyone was safe, comfortable and had an enjoyable time. Dive sights were all excellent and Capt Hunter and first mate Bob always put us in the best locations and favorable conditions. We can’t wait to go back for another adventure.
Written January 24, 2022
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Michael B
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Great crew, great dives! Spent a week with these folks and had a fantastic time. Captain Chris making sure everyone is safe and having the best time possible. Mates Dillon and Bob kept us all in line and safe while sharing their knowledge and experience about the wrecks, reefs, and diving in general. You couldn't ask for a nicer, more unassuming crew. While the Lost Continent might be showing her age, trips were smooth and safe. When looking for scuba/snorkeling excursions in the Keys, you want an outfit that is not a cattle-call, but a attentive group that treats you like family. Captain Slate's does not disappoint!
Written January 8, 2023
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journey_in_wander
Homestead, FL315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I have been diving with Captain Slate’s for over 10 years! They treat their customers like family instead of just a number. They know the waters they dive and they make sure to protect them.
My daughter and I both earned our Dive Master rating and the training was top notch. I always recommend Captain Slate’s to anyone looking for a dive shop or to advance their training.
Written January 25, 2023
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Angela M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The night dive was great! Also the "Creature Feature" on Sunday's was as usual awesome. Capitan Slate, Dylan and Chris are the best. So much fun to be on the boat with them. If you want to have a good time on the boat and in the water I highly recommend going with Capt Slate's, you will not regret it and your going to come back with a fun story to tell. Would give more then 5 stars if I could.
Written April 8, 2024
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Buggurl
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
My friends and I have done (2) Saturday afternoon and (2) Sunday morning dives with Captain Slate and crew 3 times now. Every crew person we've met along the way does a great job and provides the best tours. We will continue to come as the reefs have so much marine life to see and the trips are worth the effort and price.
Written February 26, 2023
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Sean Nightingale
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Capt Slate and his crew, Skip, Grant, Dillon were all on board providing great service, entertaining info/history and professional breakdown of each dive. On board also was Fraser, an Emmy award winning underwater filmmaker shooting the entire dive and who presented the footage back at the shop after to returning to the dock. Overall, an excellent experience! You should dive with them when visiting the Florida Keys!
Written April 8, 2024
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