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Alton's Dive Center

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Utila, Honduras
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About Alton's Dive Center
For over 25 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 beginners up to Master Scuba Divers. A family run operation, Alton's Dive Center is owned and operated by local couple Lisa & Alton. We are fully self-sufficient with convenient on-site ocean-front accommodation, from dorms with fans and shared bathrooms, up to private rooms with AC and private bathrooms! We have a large dock with hammocks, Tipsy Turtle eatery, a/c classrooms and great swimming areas all in one convenient location. 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.
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Danny C wrote a review May 2022
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Alton's Dive Center was terrific. The dive masters Bedo, Jake, and well I can't remember her name because she didn't say much, were professional, safety oriented, and, best of all, wanted to show you the best dive of your time on Utila. My wife and I dove with Alton's 3 times (six dives total) and had a different dive master each time. No big deal though because these dive masters communicate!!! I'm fairly new to open water diving and so adjustments needed to be made. Each day the new guide had already spoke with the previous day's guide for insight into our unique abilities. Will happily return to Utila and Alton's Dive Center. Ya'll rock.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Craig J wrote a review Apr 2022
Savage, Minnesota8 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been diving with Alton's for eight years now and I will always dive with them when I am in Utila. All dive shops change over time: New Instructors come and go, equipment wears out and safety protocols change. Alton's has consistently been excellent in setting high standards for their staff, their equipment and their desire to satisfy the needs of their dive clients. Alton's compressor room is always well maintained. The diving equipment is excellent and the dive boats are reliable and clean. The boat captains are consistently the best I have ever encountered - Eric has the best eyes on the island and is 100% focused on safety on every trip. It only takes one injury to a finger or knee when entering or leaving the water to ruin a dive vacation . If Eric thinks the waves and wind are creating unsafe conditions, the boat won't go out. That rarely happens because Eric knows which part of the Island is sheltered from particular conditions. The reason that Alton's is at the top is because it is run by real professionals: Steve and Lisa care deeply about the staff and the divers and along with Alton, they insure the high standards that are the signature of this operation. On top of all of this is the fun factor: Laughter rings out everywhere; on every boat, on the dock and in the dining area. The warmth of the staff is infectious: We feel like family at Altons..
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Date of experience: February 2022
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John B wrote a review Mar 2022
Bar Harbor, Maine10 contributions
Our family of 4 just spent 10 days diving with Alton's and had an AMAZING experience. Everyone, from Steve in the office, to Kris our instructor, the other dive masters, and even the boat captains were incredibly patient and helpful. We couldn't have picked a better operation to get our kids certified. Our oldest and myself even went on to get our AOW. The daily lunch special at the dock was always tasty as well. A wonderful, affordable, professional place to dive. Thanks Alton's!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Response from Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center
Responded Apr 7, 2022
Hi John, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're really glad you and the family had such a good time with us. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Kris and the captains! We hope to see you all again in the future! Kind regards Steve
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Andreas wrote a review Jan 2022
Spokane, Washington1 contribution
I had the airlines cancel a scheduled flight. As a result I would have had to spend 60 hours traveling to Utila. After I explained this to the dive shop, I received a response quoting their policy that deposits are 100% non-refundable. But I can use the deposit towards a dive vacation in the next 2 years. They had my reservation all of 3 week. If I make it to Utila in the future, Alton’s will be the last dive shop I use. I hope they enjoy the $100 as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing my story.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center
Responded Jan 9, 2022
Hi Andreas, Our refund policy is stated very clearly on the email we send to collect reservation deposits. You even acknowledged that you knew the deposit was completely non-refundable, but then asked if we could refund it anyway. I'm sorry to hear when you eventually get here we'll be the last shop you use. As our reviews show, you'll be missing out on an amazing experience! That said, if you do change your mind, your deposit will be here waiting for you to use it. Kind regards Steve
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james f wrote a review Dec 2021
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Fantastic stay at ADC. I did the AOW and my girlfriend did the OW, as well as several fun dives. We loved our time at Alton’s - the dive instructors were fantastic!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center
Responded Jan 9, 2022
Hi James, Thanks for the review! It was a pleasure having you guys at the shop, and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Steve
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