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Alton's Dive Center

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Address: Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3704
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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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Best experience of my life!!

Never having done any scuba diving before in my life, and being a bit nervous about doing so, I thoroughly researched most of the scuba shops on Utila and sent them emails. Right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never having done any scuba diving before in my life, and being a bit nervous about doing so, I thoroughly researched most of the scuba shops on Utila and sent them emails. Right from the start, Steve impressed me with his friendly, informative and super-prompt email response, and his prices were some of the best on the island, so I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We REALLY thoroughly researched all the dive centres across the islands. THIS IS THE BEST ONE. Excellent location, beautiful dock, really professional instructors, clean and simple accommodations and a great price. They even went the extra mile and helped organised flowers for my partners birthday (thank you again). I had the wonderful Danny instructing me on a refresher course. He... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVED our stay here at Alton's!! Most people get off the ferry and shop around for dive centers, but had emailed a few of our possible choices ahead of time. Steve's email was so friendly and welcoming and he answered all of our questions, we were sold (also the current discounted offer helped to draw us in)! We did... More 

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

Jerilyn! Thanks for the review! We're glad you and Jacques enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed having you! Thanks you for your lovely comments! We completely agree with every one!! We really do hope to see you guys again some day! Steve More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a week of diving with Alton's. Absolutely one of the best operations I've ever dove in over 20 years! Their equipment, facilities, DMs, knowledge of the sites are top notch. In addition to actually reading emails and timely communication they make you feel like family. I arrived as a single diver and they immediately took me out... More 

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

Raj! Thank you so much for your amazing review! It really does mean a lot to us when experienced divers like yourself choose us, and write about it! We have the longest dives and the best Divemasters on Utila, and we're glad you took the time to mention them! I'll pass on your kind words - I know they love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I arrived on Utila an uncertified scuba baby, unsure if I would make it past my Open Water certification, the operation at Alton’s took me straight to certified dive master. Below I’ve listed the main reasons why I made that decision and why everyone from new divers to veterans interested in fun-dives should strongly consider Alton’s: - You are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Great shop. We (I a new OW-diver and my girlfriend OWA-diver with 25 dives) loved it. Gear, boats and divemasters were great, we dove with Beto, Lizz and Jess, all brilliant regarding safety, marine life knowledge as well as maximising our experience. If diving, accommodation on site is free and there's also decent breakfast and lunch to be had at... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Laid back and still really professional - hands down the best diving center on Utila !! Thanks to Shaun my instructor and the rest of the staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time at Alton's, could not have found a better place to do my first dive. The staff are the most amazing people, they made the experience that much better. The dock is such a great place to chill out in during the day and perfect for seeing the stars at night. If I'm ever back on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I visited Alton's during a month long trip to study and survey the marine life and ecosystem. It gave me great joy to spend my first abroad with these wonderful instructors and dive masters and Im so glad to have been certified by these kind hearted folks. For me, It was also the first time being in the Caribbean, the... More 

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Utila, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We spent a month diving on Utila with our family and got our advanced certification at Altons. Great instructors, nice boats, totally professional and super family friendly! Many thanx to everyone there who made our trip awesome!

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