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

Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center/Hampton Inn, May, 2010,

by JoAn L Ferguson, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5523.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions max bottom time is one hour for shallow dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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