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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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5 for the dive school, 4 for accommodation!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic experience doing our open water course at Alton's. As new divers we weren't sure what to look for in a dive shop but having read that Alton's had brand new equipment and a great reputation on the island we were happy to go with them. The staff were very helpful with communicating with... More 

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

Hi Elizabeth! It was great to get your review and even better to have you out here diving with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciated the quality of both instruction and equipment we provide! It was great to have you both! I'll be sure to pass on you compliments to Jess - she'll be thrilled! Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I first visited Alton's Dive Center in March 2013. I was a new diver with only 13 or so dives and wanted some more experience before taking another course. After researching the dive centers on the island, Alton's was by far the best choice. The staff is knowledgable and kind. I was immediately comfortable and really appreciated the fact that... More 

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

Lindsey! Where to even start?? Thank you for your awesome review! As always it was a pleasure to have you girls with us, and we're also eagerly anticipating the day you return! We were really glad you I'll make sure to get everyone to have a read and see the lovely things you've said about them! We'll also do our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I went 2 dives with Alton's dive center and was shocked with the neglegance of our 2 young instructors. As long as they flurted all the time with the girls on the boat was not a problem, but removing the masks, fins and regulators of each other under 10metre deep was not fun. They should have give the example not... More 

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

Hi there Tiziana Here at Alton's we were all so disappointed to get your TripAdvisor review and read that you didn't absolutely love your one day diving with us here. We want every single diver that we take out to have the best day of their entire vacation with us and so it's a huge let down to read that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've done 40 odd dives over the last couple of years in various location with various dive shops and Anton's tops them all, because: 1. Their dive masters (Beto and Kate) are bloody fantastic! great fun, can spot marine that I'd never see, and in general really really know there stuff! 2. Boat is in great condition, and is half... More 

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

Hi Sam, I'm so happy with you! Thanks so much for doing the review especially for giving me and Beto a shout out. Woo! Tonight we are all gearing up for a BBQ and a bit of a dock party. Wish you could be here for it. Absolutely loved having you here with us, you're a great fit with our... More 

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