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Captain Slate's SCUBA Adventures

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Address: 90791 Old Hwy, #1, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2430
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+1 305-451-3020
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Had the best snorkel trip ever!!! Thanks to Captain Cody, Haley, Ian and Captain Sky!! Sky was awesome and came out with the snorkelers and showed us around! She found a nurse... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2015
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Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Had the best snorkel trip ever!!! Thanks to Captain Cody, Haley, Ian and Captain Sky!! Sky was awesome and came out with the snorkelers and showed us around! She found a nurse shark hiding under a rock and she dove down and knocked on the rock and TWO nurse sharks came out! It was amazing! Thank you to all!!! Amazing... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

During our week vacation we booked a 2 dive trip with Capt Slate's. I have dove with them many times in the past, so I know they are reliable. The boat was a newer 6 pack with a wide open area to aide in moving about. Capt Slate was in charge of our trip along with 6 other men, myself... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

I received excellent, individual NAUI SCUBA certification training by instructor Steven Sipp. I did nine dives with Capt. Slates over four days. The organization is very professionally managed, on time, and the entire staff were a pleasure to be associated with during my trip. They plan well for each day of diving and snorkeling and took care of all of... More 

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Did an afternoon of diving with Captain Slate in July. The Tavernier location is convenient and close to dive sites not frequently visited by the boats docked further north. The boat was roomy and well set up for diving. Friendly crew and two good dives.

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

We enjoyed having you and cant wait to take you diving again! -Capt. Slate and crew More 

Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

We found a great groupon deal for snorkelling. This place is on the way between Miami and Key West , away from the crowds. The snorkelling experience was amazing . The staff was very friendly and helpful . There is also a nice bakery right opposite to this place.

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

Thank you for choosing Captain Slate's and we look forward to having you back out on the boats again very soon! Capt. Sky More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We spent a perfect day on Captain Slates boat with the captain himself, his gorgeous daughter Skye & 2 amazing crew members, Jeremiah & Ian. We were taken to 2 locations and saw amazing sea life & Jeremiah took photos underwater that we will be able to see on their website. The drive was only an hour & a half... More 

Thank June E
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Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Drove down to the keys last minute so I was worried about availability with yours and stuff. I called Captain Slate's in the mornin and that same day got on the afternoon 2 stop snorkeling tour. The experience was fantastic had great company and the boat and the captains Joe and sky gave it their all to make the experience.... More 

Thank Cocoabeachcuencaguy
Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband dove Friday, and witnessed the "Creature Feature," where the Dive Master feeds the local Moray eels and sometimes the nurse sharks. He enjoyed it immensely. The following day I dove with my 13-year-old daughter. Sky, Captain Slate's daughter who was driving the boat, knowing we are relatively new to diving, has a very sweet demeanor and made sure... More 

1 Thank JonandJessi
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Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

My friend Mike & I (Bondo) came down to dive w/ Capt. Slates dive adventures and it was awesome! Mike's dove with Slates before but this was my first time. I had a blast. The Capt., and his check in crew were very nice and joked with us, very friendly! Had the pleasure of meeting Capt Sky, Capt. Slates daughter... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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Reviewed April 20, 2015

My husband booked this tour because it was advertised as an experience for family scuba diving and snorkeling on his birthday. We were 4 divers and 2 snorkelers. The boat was small and old. The guy who drove the boat was a cranky older man with little or no patience for our boys, 13, 16, and 18 and none for... More 

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