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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Was a novice diver before going to Alton's. Earned my Open Water and Advanced Open Water certs there. Great instruction! I spent time with several of the instructors and felt they took the lessons very seriously - which was most important to me. Nothing was glossed over. The staff was friendly, patient, and all seemed to really enjoy their jobs.... More 

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

Hi Brice! Thanks very much for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us, and appreciated the depth and scope of instruction provided by the staff. We do try to hold ourselves to high standards here, but we also like to promote a friendly, fun and relaxing atmosphere! Come visit again soon! Kind regards Steve More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Alton's was recommended by a Lonely Planet Thorn Tree blogger and so I made inquiries into the diving before I got to the island. Several emails transpired, deposits made. Steve,the office manager, got us a driver from the San Pedro Sula airport so we could get the afternoon ferry. When we got to Utila, we were greeted by staff after... More 

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

Hi Donna! It was great to hear you enjoyed the rest of your trip, and even better to get your review on here! Thank you so much! We really do appreciate you taking the time to tell people about your experience! Thank you for mentioning the small dive groups and the friendly atmosphere - we're very proud of the service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Alton's was fantastic! I spent six days diving there and was nothing but impressed with everything - new equipment, fast boats, and fantastic staff. I really can't say enough good stuff about the folks that work at Alton's - fun, professional and love what they do. I did my open water certification with Shaun, who was awesome and extremely patient.... More 

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

Hi Morgan, Thanks very much for your great review! You were one of the first to take advantage of the brand new kit, so I'm glad it impressed you! I'll pass on your comments to the boys, and on a personal note - thanks for saying nice things about me too! Feel free to pop back down for some more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Wow. Just had an amazing week at Alton's Dive Center. What made it was, of course, the people. The diving instructions were fantastic, made simple and accessible but also fuelling the excitement of going underwater for the first time. The staff struck the perfect balance between professional and ready to party with us. On the professional side, every body went... More 

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

Hi Sam! Thanks for your stellar review! It was great to have you girls with us, and we're really glad you picked us to take you diving! I really appreciate that you thought we had the perfect balance between professionalism and fun - we do too! It really is the people here that make it such an experience! Come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived on a blissful Thursday evening, enquiring about the dive school after many word-of-mouth recommendations whilst travelling through Central America. With the professional attitude towards diving, together with the lighthearted fun aroma floating round the hostel, myself and three friends decided to undertake our Advanced Diving course with Altons. All in all it was a fantastic experience, we were... More 

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

Hi Jack! Thanks for your great review! I'm really glad we were able to impress you with the fun and friendly atmosphere, without needing to be a party hostel! Here it's all about the diving, as you could tell by the kit and the boats! Shaun laughed when I told him what you said, and assures me he still has... More 

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

diving is a very expensive hobbie. that's why my plan was to find the best dive center in Utila, do my Open Water course and then leave the island for good. what i didn't know, was that Alton's would be much more than a very good and professional dive center. no one told me that the staff is built from... More 

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

Tamar!! Thanks very much for your review, and thank you even more for the people you've sent to us from all over Central America! It's great to have people rock up to the shop saying they met someone who raved about us! I'm glad we could introduce you to the underwater world! John had a lot of fun teaching you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I went to Alton's for doing my Open Water. I ended up doing my Advanced too, and i was really sad to leave there. The accomodation is basic, cold water showers, but you don't really need more. The dorms only have 4 beds in it and you are in the center of the diving Center. The stuff is just amazing.... More 

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

Hi Daniela! Thanks for your awesome review! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you over your time here - going from a very nervous Open Water student, to the confident diver you were when you left! I'll pass your comments onto Jess. It's great to hear you had such a good time with us, and yes - if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

The only bad thing about this place is leaving... Which is really goddamn bad. Massive thanks to divemasters Shaun and Ellie who I spent a lot of fun days with and always made everyone feel safe. Definite highlight of the trip. Thanks Alton's!

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

Hi! Thanks for the review! You're right - only bad thing about Alton's is having to leave - it's why most of the staff here came for a short time as customers, and never left!! Feel free to visit again, but be warned - it gets harder to leave each time! Kind regards Steve More 

Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My wife and I, along with another couple, visited Utila for 2 weeks in February 2015. We decided to dive with Alton's based on their positive reviews here and elsewhere. We had an excellent experience with Alton's. From the beginning, Alton's dive manager (Steve) responded quickly to our emails. We were able to schedule the boat trips that we wanted... More 

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

Hi Steven, Thanks for your great review! Marcos and Beto were really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for drawing attention to the small group sizes - we have a maximum of 6 divers per Divemaster, and split the groups by experience level. This means if you're Advanced or higher, you won't be in a group... More 

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Additional Information about Alton's Dive Center

Address: 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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