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Dive Review of Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center/Hampton Inn in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

May, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by JoAn L Ferguson, VA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5523
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Hawaii, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
max bottom time is one hour for shallow dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
We planned to dive with Captain Slate's dive op for 10 dives, including the
Spiegel Grove and the Duane. They had mostly beginner divers that didn't
want to "go deep" and so they made arrangements for us to dive
the wrecks with other shops. This allowed us to pay the "bundled"
price for the dives and got us where we wanted to go. I would have
preferred to stick with one dive op - but was very pleased that they took
the effort to get us the dives that we wanted.

On one day they did their "Creature Feature" dive, which was a
fish feed. I'm not keen about feeding the wildlife, but they seemed to be
sensitive to how they were doing. Always kept to one dive site to minimize
impact. Mostly fed the Nurse Sharks and Goliath Groupers.

Captain Slate's also got a room at the nearby Hampton Inn. It was clean and
just what you'd expect for a Hampton Inn - and for $99/night was a great
deal. They had a pool and nice outdoor area on the bay.

Not the most exciting diving that I've done in my life, but for the cost
and ease of travel, it was well worth it. They have some great wrecks in
Key Largo!
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