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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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Very nice staff, good diving

We were diving with these guys for 4 days, got Beto as our dive guide and we can only say that we were super lucky with him as he made the diving a lot of fun. A very energetic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Warman, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I'd been diving in Utila before and dove at one of the more party centered shops. Was met at the ferry dock, and tuk tuk to the shop, which is pretty far down. Greeted at the shop by a wonderfully helpful guy, Steve, who showed us different room options, and got the paperwork rolling. He gave us a little map... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I did my PADI Open Water course in Alton's. I choosed Alton's because I wanted to be in a quiet, relaxing place away from party vibe. I stayed 4 nights in the dorm. My instructor was Shelley. Everything was fine. Shelley is a good instructor with theatrical abilities. All the instructors and divemasters were nice and friendly. The office has... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were diving with these guys for 4 days, got Beto as our dive guide and we can only say that we were super lucky with him as he made the diving a lot of fun. A very energetic person who spots the smallest stuff and is not only dive guide but also entertainer. definitely had a few good laughs... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Could write a big review about how good this place was but its easier to just say it was awesome and be done with it. Spent little over a week here doing my OW and AOW and my only complaint is that there were only 2 spoons in the kitchen, as far as complaints go I'd call that a minor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Definitely best dive shop on the island! All the instructors are great and want to help with all of your diving and then have a drink with you after! Steve the manager is a legend, anything you want he will sought you out. Mostly everyone will be chilling on the hammocks, drinking by the bar waiting for the sunset. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Alton's was a fantastic place for me to learn to dive. All the staff were really positive and friendly. They were also kind enough to help me organise my accommodation in San Pedro Sula after I left Utila.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I came with some friends to do my open water diving and stayed for 2 and half weeks. I ended up completing my advanced diving course as well. Steve in the office is great and helped us out with everything from transfers to local recommendations. Jonny the diving instructor is a one of a kind and full of knowledge, enthusiasm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Alton's Dive Center is amazing! The crew is great, the diving is amazing and cheap and the athmosphere is wonderfull!! We stayed here for six days, to do 10 fundives. The gear is brandnew, the dive instructors are real fun and they give a lot of information about the diving spots and what's there to see. The rooms are simple,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Brilliant time here with really friendly staff and fantastic divemasters. Very nice rooms, bar and setting. Couldn't fault it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

World class diving and PADI instruction with the coolest, most fun, most experienced, and most knowledgeable staff you can imagine. The awesome, laid back, funky, noncommercial feel of the whole amazing island is perfectly complemented by the dive experience at Alton's. I was there for a week, but it felt like a month in a home I never knew I... More 

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