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Alton's Dive Center

Bo. La Punta, Honduras
+504 2425-3704
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Ranked #6 of 19 activities in Utila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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London, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're heading to Utila and your looking for a place to stay and dive, choose altons you will not be disappointed. They have the best of everything, people, boats, layout, equipment, teachers and more, like I said everything. I completed my rescue diver certification at altons in march, my only regret was not staying to do my Divemaster. I... More

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Altons247, Die Master / Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hey Andre, So awesome to see your review come through! I actually just finished using the eagle ray photos you left us on the Facebook page. They were awesome. Did you see you made our cover recently!? We have a massive booze cruise here tonight, wish you could be here for it! Just get on to making plans to be... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I found Alton's when I went to Utila, Christmas 2013. I had walked up and down the entire island looking for a place to dive with. They were the first place I stopped at. They all were so helpful, showed me the dive boats and showed a real interest in my dive experience. I could not have been in better... More

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Altons247, Dive Manager/Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, It's Kate here! Just wanted to thank you so much, personally and from Alton's as well, for your really really lovely review. I like it when people do shop around a bit. If you do do your research it always makes us look good! :) I hope you mean it when you talk about coming back - we'll... More

Midland, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a great time fun diving at Alton's. Everyone was nice and helpful. Staff even called the bus terminal to iron out some tickets for us (our spanish was weak). Would not hesitate to book again.

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Altons247, Die Master / Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hey Justin Just a quick note to say thanks for giving us a review. That's awesome! Love getting them! Kate More

Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I backpacked Central America for a month with my sister, and have left many reviews already on tripadvisor...but I left this one for last, because I had to make sure I did it right! I'm going to divide my review up a bit, as to not overwhelm anyone looking for information! We did the open water certification, and had never... More

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Altons247, Dive Master/Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Kaitlin, WOW! What an incredible review you have given us! We are so lucky to have had you out! It makes me so happy to read all the great things that you've written about us because what we care most about looks like what is showing! We want people out here to become part of us, to have a... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I couldn't recommend this place more! I knew I wanted to go to Utila to do my divemaster internship for a long time and it took a lot of research to choose the right place to go... but after many long email conversations with Kate (amazing friend and DM), I knew that Alton's was the place to go! I spent... More

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Altons247, Dive Master/Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thanks so much for your awesome review!! You are the greatest! Can't wait to put the video of you going crazy to the happy song in the middle of the supermarket on our facebook! We all still miss you everyday out here. Don't forget the door is always going to be open for you here, you're part of... More

London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My friend and I have just got back from holiday where we spent a week on utila..... As quoted, a party island with a dive problem! We choose altons on recommendation and were very pleased we did I completed my advance with Steve crowe, he was an amazing instructor and very patient! All people we came across were friendly and... More

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Altons247, Dive Master/Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Just a quick note to thank you for your review, I'll make sure Steve sees it also. So glad you saw whale sharks while you were here! They are still around now - we just need the good flat idea to go and find them.... You two definitely did it in style while you were here. Hope to... More

Aurich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you go to Utila, stay and dive with Alton's Dive Center. My boyfriend and me did our Advanced Dive Course and fun dives here and couldn't be happier that we did! Reserving everything via e-mail was really easy and every question was answered super fast. Our dive master was the best, funniest, most relaxed and at the same time... More

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Altons247, Instructor/Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Wencke! Steve here! Glad to hear you guys enjoyed diving with us! It was great fun teaching and diving with you guys too! We managed to find whale sharks twice last week so fingers crossed for next time you come to visit. We appreciate the feedback on the rooms - the mattresses are brand new, so it's good to... More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had an amazing time here! Came to Utila for a 10 day holiday to explore the island and primarily do some diving. While we didn't see any whale sharks on our trip our dive masters showed us some absolutely beautiful reefs and were all very knowledgeable of the undersea life there. We were also able to do our night dive... More

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AltonsDC, Dive Master/Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Awesome to hear from you again and thanks so much for the review. We saw Whale sharks yesterday and today - if only you could of been with us even longer! ;) Glad you loved the night diving our Bio luminescence is amazing! Thanks again Chris, Kate More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

my girlfriend and i came for a the open water course and stayed to do the advanced as well. best dock to dive off, best instructors, best staff, pretty much just a perfect stay. highly recommend to anyone, its cheaper than most other places on the island, the accommodation is clean, they have a kitchen and everyone staying there had... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The owners and staff go out of their way to make your dive experience great. The dive equipment and boats are in great shape. The Divemasters and Captains are extremely knowledgable and professional. North side dives every morning followed up with south or east sides for the second. The staff asked the guests what they were interested in and then... More

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AltonsDC, Dive Master/ Office Admin at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, that's awesome of you! I just put a set of your eel photos online today. You have a great eye! Looking forward to having you back just as soon as you can make it. Enjoy life in the States in the meantime! Kate More

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