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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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Alton's is awesome! After doing a try dive in Vietnam I was nervous about getting my open water certification. Shelley (our Dive instructor) made all of my fears disappear. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Wellington, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My partner and I are advanced PADI divers and stayed at Alton's Dive Centre for 4 nights. We didn't want to do a course so instead went on 'fun dives' as they called them. On initial impression everything seemed great. The staff friendly, the location great, our private room was basic but adequate and the bathrooms clean and spacious. But... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Alton's is awesome! After doing a try dive in Vietnam I was nervous about getting my open water certification. Shelley (our Dive instructor) made all of my fears disappear. She was thorough with instruction and patient with us as we learned new techniques. In the end I felt I could easily and calmly handle any situation I encountered under water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Alton's was freaking amazing! From the moment we got there we felt welcomed and at home. Shelley was a superb instructor and made us all feel really prepared to get in the water. Great to have that when you're doing something a lot of people find terrifying. Really helped us conquer any fears we had. As for the rest of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I recently went to Utila with my boyfriend to get open water scuba certified. I went with Altons after much research and am so glad I did! My instructor Johnny was incredible. He was thorough and eased all my fears while making everyday full of fun and laughs. We also got a double room right on the water that was... More 

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

Hi Lauren! I'm really glad you and Art had such a good time here that you took the time to write us a wonderful review! We really do think that small class sizes make everything more enjoyable and relaxed for the students, and it gives your instructor the chance to really get to know you! I'll let Johnny know all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I walked around the island looking for a place to do my open water certification and I ran into Alton's. The manager Steve was a great person from the beggining to the end and explained us everything we needed to know. The center itself is a great place. It is right next to the ocean and you can wake up... More 

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

Alejandro! Thank you for your great review, and thank you even more for the awesome video you sent us of your time here! I'm really glad you both had such a good time, and we certainly enjoyed taking you diving! I'll be sure to tell Shelley all the nice things you said about her! She really is an amazing instructor! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Alton's Dive Centre Alton's is a friendly and welcoming dive shop with a great big extended family which I become one of. Really well maintained equipment and a high standered of safety but still fun. They also do love a good party with the booze cruse every Saturday night which is always fun and some times themed. I had the... More 

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

Lukas, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review! We loved having you here for you Divemaster training, and I know Alton misses you! I hope the weather back in the UK isn't too horrific, but if it is, remember you can always pop back here for some sun and amazing diving! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

On my visit to Utila in Feb 2015 I had a fantastic experience went on a discovery dive with Shaun Stubbings also with the help of Steve Crow.I am 56 years of age and did not think I would ever go scuba diving but when I spoke to some holiday makers they told me of the great time that they... More 

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

Jacqui! Thanks for your review! It was wonderful having you here! We're so glad you had such a good time you've taken the time to write such a nice review! I'll be sure to pass on your comments to Shaun. Come back soon - we've got more dancing in Tranqulia to do! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I planned to stay for 2 weeks and do my open water and advanced but loved it so much stayed for 5 months and did my dive master

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

Owie, What can we say? You came here for a week and at the time of writing this you're still here nearly 6 months later! It's been great having you around the shop and on the boats. Maybe some day you'll continue your travels through Central America, but hopefully not for a while yet!! More 

Kabul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I dove and stayed with several dive centers in Utila and settled at Alton's, which was clearly the best. With new equipment, friendly and fun staff, fast boats (which did north side trips every day), and a laid back atmosphere, I would recommend that anyone visiting Utila stay and dive with Alton's. In addition to competitive pricing, Alton's offered a... More 

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

Hi Jordan, Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to us that you dived with a few centers on the island and decided we were the best! We've actually just bought even more new regulators, wetsuits and even dive computers! And we really appreciate that you mention the perfect combination of safety and fun that we... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I rocked up in Utila last spring as my friend was looking to do his open water course in Honduras. I just planned to do 4 fun dives and leave it at that before heading onto Nicaragua. After our first day staying at and diving with Alton's it became clear that the place was special. Alton and all the staff... More 

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

Adam!! Thanks for your wonderful review! We're really glad you and Kate had such a good time with us! We loved having you with us, and you really are part of the Alton's family! Come back soon - but give us some warning so we can stock up on glitter for Kate! More 

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Additional Information about Alton's Dive Center

Address: Bo. La Punta, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3704
Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Utila
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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