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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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For almost 20 years Alton's Dive Center has developed a reputation as...

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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Best place to dive in Utila

The staff here are really nice, fun and welcoming. All the dives we did were amazing, and between dives they've a great pier with a bar and hammocks where you can relax

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The staff here are really nice, fun and welcoming. All the dives we did were amazing, and between dives they've a great pier with a bar and hammocks where you can relax

Thank NickDM3010
Glasgow, UK
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Ten days on Utila diving with Alton's (and Alton himself) were my best ten days ever. Alton's is awesome for so many reasons - the dive kit, the craic, the price, the professionalism, dive duration, the setting... You won't be disappointed diving with these guys, trust me. From the moment of arrival I felt part of the Alton's gang -... More 

Thank BoardingGate
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We went with a big group of mostly beginner divers. They had no problem looking after our big group for diving and accommodation. We had an unbelievable time. Steve the main man looked after whatever we wanted and our diving instructors Marcos and Johnny were excellent. They were both professional and great fun. We had an amazing time hanging out... More 

Thank Briankeat
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Stayed with Alton's for a week during a backpacking trip and had a phenomenal time. I never dived before, but felt that our instructor Johnny (could not recommend him more!) along with the rest of the team made us extremely at home. A real professional experience where we felt very relaxed and confident in our diving abilities after their course... More 

Thank Jame5Mannion
Warman, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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 

Thank Alex B
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 

Thank Serhat T
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 

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

Thank's for your review! It really makes us proud that we're the shop other dive instructors choose to go fun diving with! It's great to read that you guys thoroughly enjoyed yourselves on the dives with Beto - he really is both a fantastic Divemaster, and a great entertainer! Hopefully we'll see you again on your way back down! Steve More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

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

Jack, It's great to hear you and Becky enjoyed yourselves so much! You'll be happy to hear we've taken your only complaint to heart, and have put a brand new set of cutlery in the kitchen! If you're ever back on this side of the world, come back for a visit! Steve 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 

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

Hi James/Trev/Whatever you call yourself these days! :) Thank you so much for the review! You were a fantastic Divemaster trainee and we really do miss you and Kristin! I'm glad you got to take advantage of our daily Northside trips - we're the only dive center on the island that gives their DMTs as many opportunities to get North!... More 

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5 reviews
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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.

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

Hi Zac, Thanks for the review! It was a pleasure having you with us, and no problem at all to help you with your onward travel - all part of the service! Steve More 

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