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Address: Bo. La Punta, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3704
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Personable and Professional

My boyfriend and I stayed and dived at Alton's after reading their stellar reviews here on Tripadvisor. From the email communication with Steve, to sending our deposit through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed and dived at Alton's after reading their stellar reviews here on Tripadvisor. From the email communication with Steve, to sending our deposit through Paypal, concluding with staying on site (in room #5) for a week--We were pretty impressed by the high level of personable service we received! The entire Alton's Staff was very pleasant, including... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The team at Alton's couldn't have been more welcoming and professional. Their gear is in great condition, they are passionate about safety, but don't nanny you if you're an experienced diver. Alton himself, after a long stint as the island's mayor, comes along on dives when possible, and loves showing visitors his favourite spots. What a treat! Five stars and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not really sure where to even begin about my experience at Alton's. I'll start from the beginning: I e-mailed Alton's about my itinerary/plans well in advance of my travels. Steve, the office/business manager, replied to my e-mail in less than 24 hrs. with boatloads of helpful information, from ferry transportation to the logistics involved with the diving cert process. This... More 

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Ko Tao, Thailand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

I recently completed my dive master's with Alton's and couldn't have had a better time. The diving was great, the community surrounding the shop even better and the staff were awesome. I couldn't recommend this dive shop enough for anyone looking to fun dive, do courses or better yet their divemasters. What a bunch of legends.

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Fort McMurray, Alberta
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I lived and dived at Alton's for 8 days. The onsite accommodation was convenient and priced right (free). The dive masters I all dove with were excellent. The gear was decent, integrated BCs were nice. I had a great time diving there and if I go back to Utila I'll be diving with them again.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went to Alton's on the recommendation of a couple that I met at a hostel in Nicaragua. They gave it a fantastic review and I had to check it out. And they were certainly right! The staff was really great and the diving was near perfect conditions. Accommodations were nice and it was very cool being able to stay right... More 

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Upstate New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We just returned from Utila for a 2 week dive trip. Alton and the staff were great. It tough to say each one beacause everyone made the trip great. They tried every day to find the whale sharks. Not there fault the sharks would not cooperate. We did morning, afternoon and night dives. They could not do enough for us.... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

First of , I stayed many days longer than i supposed to on Utila and that was because of Alton and the gang! Got a really nice greeting from the gang of Instructors & fellow divers when i got there. Perfect Dive Center with the funniest and awesome Instructors, brand new equipment, fast boats, good Captain and a good mix... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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