Captain Slate's


Renowned Staff


Lead by the scuba dive hall of fame legend, Captain Spencer Slate, our crew goes above and beyond perfection to ensure safe and enjoyable dives.

Boats & Facilities


With two 40' fully dive equip boats, 30+ different reef/wreck locations, and trips running DAILY, you will never want for anything when diving with Slate.

Scuba Instruction

We offer PADI sport and professional level dive certifications, with over 60+ classes to offer, we certify everyone from beginner scuba to full instructor.



A trip to one of our 9 most frequented sites, with depths from 15-90ft you are going to see the thriving ecosystem surrounding these reefs.



Slates world famous trip, as seen on 60 Minutes, Discovery, Animal Planet, and Ripley's Believe It or Not.


Three of the most popular wrecks in the world, the Wreck of the USCG Duane, Wreck of the Eagle, and the Wreck of the Spiegel Grove



Capt Rex Witkamp of #3rdalarmfishing hosts up to 6 guests aboard the One Love, 36' Hatteras Sportfish, located right next to Captain Slate's Scuba Adventures.


We have two 40' Commercial Work Boats, ocean going single hull all fiberglass boats. Both are designed for diving, with walk through transoms, 6' wide boarding ladders, showers, built in tank racks, complete dive vessels designed to accommodate divers in comfort. In addition, a new addition of the "Spiegel-Eagle", a 30'Island Hopper powered by a 375 horsepower CAT diesel, capable of 24 knots. She is fully equipped to accommodate 6 divers in comfort!

We are the only glass bottom snorkel boat in Florida, see the beauty of the reefs and stay dry! Our 40ft Coral Princess VI will take you on a tour over the reefs and then anchor for those wanting a special half hour snorkel experience, while everyone else can stay dry. Also available for our famous underwater weddings!


Meet The Staff

Capt. Sky

Co-Owner & Daughter

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Sky makes sure to keep Capt. Slate in line! She is a 50 TON USCG licensed captain and a SEI Scuba Diving Instructor. Capt. Sky loves driving the boats, spearfishing, and teaching people how to dive. She also loves having music on the boats and to make your dive trip one you cant forget.

Capt. TomBean Loveday

Boat Captain

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Tom is an experienced captain and has been for many years. He has spent his whole life on and around boats and knows how a thing or two about boat safety. Not only a seasoned captain, Tom is also a veteran diver and has dove everywhere in and around the keys.

Skip "Old Man" Dawson

Boat Captain

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He has been a part of the Slate Family for 29 YEARS! Skip is not only one of our Captains but he is also our Course Director. Skip is a SEI/NAUI/SDI-TDI/SSI instructor. Skip served in the Army, was a military diver. We don't know where we would be without Capt. Skip!

Olivia Ayers

1st Mate/Dive Master

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1st Mate/Instructor

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1st Mate/Dive Master

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