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Alton's Dive Center

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Address: Bo. La Punta, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3704
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Description: For almost 20 years Alton's Dive Center has developed a reputation as the...
For almost 20 years Alton's Dive Center has developed a reputation as the friendliest and most professional dive center on the island. As a five star PADI facility we are fully equipped to cater to all level of divers from beginner novices up to Master Scuba Divers. A family run operation Alton's Dive Center is owned and operated by local couple Lisa & Alton. After becoming Utila's first local dive instructor Alton opened Alton's dive center in August 1994. He remains to this day a charismatic presence at our dive shop! We are fully self-sufficient with convenient on-site ocean-front budget accommodation featuring newly renovated kitchens and bathrooms, life size checkers and even a twister board!. We have a 300 foot/100 metre dock with hammocks, the best sunset views, SnakShak eatery, a/c classrooms and great swimming areas all in one convenient location for your enjoyment. For those after more upscale accommodation we are happy to recommend a variety of options only a few steps away. Classes and dive guides are offered in a variety of languages,our goal to give you a safe personal experience while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and customer care. Group numbers are kept small ensuring maximum enjoyment and freedom helping to maintain a focus on reef conservation and environmental protection. Corporate, school and environmental group rates are available as well as backpacker seasonal packages, assistance with hotel and private villa accommodation bookings and general travel plans for Honduras so feel free to email us today! Ask us about starting your Utila dive adventure with Altons Dive Center today! Mention that you saw us on TripAdvisor and receive a free t-shirt ($15 value) for booking any dive course or 10 tank dive package!
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Dive and be alive!

Alton's is an awesome diving center. I did my advanced open water certification here. They have divers of all levels, ranging from beginners who have never been diving and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
krawner
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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134 reviews 134 reviews
42 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Alton's is an awesome diving center. I did my advanced open water certification here. They have divers of all levels, ranging from beginners who have never been diving and experts who are divemasters. Alton's has daily morning and afternoon boat trips. It has night dives several times a week. The morning trip goes to the north side (weather permitting). Each... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have nothing but amazing things to say about altons! I spent two months there doing my divemaster and it was amazing! With the fastest boat and some of the best gear on the island there is nothing you cant see. Captain Eric tries his best to get you to the best dive sites each day (i can tell you... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Alton's Dive shop is the perfect place to learn to dive in Utila, or perfect your techniques, or where to stay to just enjoy this lovely island. I signed up for my open water certification and I was a beginner, from 0. The staff is simply awesome and avalaible for any questions you might have. The atmosphere is great and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Alton's Dive shop was a great place to experience Scuba Diving on Utila. With the Perfect blend of atmosphere, location & staff I felt I got all I wanted and more from my experience. I completed both my Discovery Scuba and Open water with Alton's Dive shop. I had both Steve Crowe the office manager for my DSD and Shaun... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

OK first the dive school: we had Pablo as our instructor and we've been recommending him and Altons all over the place since we left. He was the perfect combination of friendly and encouraging for those of us who were a bit nervous, and excited and enthusiastic for those a bit more gung ho. We did our open water with... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Came to Utila for a dive master course. Alton's was recommended to beforehand, and after shopping around, came back to the shop. because of the people - staff and divers . But let's not forget the north side regular trips, the equipment, the experience of the instructors and DMs and the booze cruise. Thank you for everything! Will come back.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Our second time diving with Altons, and it didn't disappoint! The dive centre is even better than it was 6 years ago. Original owners Alton and Lisa are back, and they've purchased all new equipment and renovated the dock/snack bar. Wetsuits were a little stinky, but all other equipment and boats are top notch. We are advanced divers and did... More 

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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Christine! Thank you so much for your review! We're really happy you and David had such a good time with us! I'll make sure the guys get to hear your lovely comments! We're really glad our passion for diving and the reef shines through! Thank you for your comments with regards to the wetsuits. You;ll be happy to hear we're... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There's really no other word than "awesome" to describe Alton's. Accommodations were more than sufficient and all equipment was in perfectly fine condition. The best component is definitely the people; they are all amazing and not only did I have the best time with them in the water but out of the water as well. Kate was very efficient and... More 

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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Laura, Thanks for you wonderful review! I'll pass on your comments to the staff! We had great fun having you dive with us, and we're counting down until your return too! You'll make an awesome Divemaster! Just next time leave enough time that you don't need to reschedule another flight, eh? ;p More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Alton we love you! You have created the most wonderful place to stay in Utila. Better vibe or surroundings is hard to fine and the instructors and DM's are great! Fun diving with Altons dive center have brought new awesome experiences to my log book! thanks for alway showing us a good time!

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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hey Kat! Once again, thank you for diving with us! It means a lot to us that people come back time and time again! Next time you're back we'll have to get you in on a whaleshark! We had a big one on Monday, so fingers crossed for more! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We made the move to Alton's after trying another dive company. All of the important gear (BCDs and first stage) was either new or in really good condition. The wetsuits were a little older and a bit thin. We did 4 dives. The dive masters we had were very experienced and a friendly bunch. The prices were competitive with other... More 

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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Chris! Thanks very much for you're awesome review! I'm really glad you guys enjoyed your stay - it was a pleasure having you dive with us! You'll be happy to hear for the next time you visit that we are purchasing a new batch of wetsuits this month! More 

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