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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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Definitely dive here. It is an extremely professional AND fun establishment. Everyone on staff was super friendly- It's a great little community. My only regret is not diving more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely dive here. It is an extremely professional AND fun establishment. Everyone on staff was super friendly- It's a great little community. My only regret is not diving more with them!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I all outdoor educators and advanced/rescue divers and we went to Utila looking to do some fun diving. When we walked up to Alton's, the staff was extremely accommodating and very friendly to our six person group. The dive masters were very helpful, professional and fun to hang out with creating an outstanding environment for Alton's Dive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We, 3 friends (32, 30, 29) were looking for an awesome experience and decided to do our OpenWater Basic+Advance on Utila. Altons Dive Center got recommended by a friend i met in Mexico earlier this year. He made his Freedive Master on the Island and was giving me few choices, with Altons being on Rank1. Expertise: We had Karl as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Utila off and on for 15 years. I have tried four different dive shops over the years, but now when we stay in town Altons is the only place my wife and I use. The word that best describes the experience is "family." The Altons community is out of this world. They have a perfect balance... More 

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Bellows Falls, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dive Masters are diverse and very friendly, I got my advanced open water certification, and snorkeled with a whale shark! You should stay for a couple weeks at the minimum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip Advisor Review for Alton’s Dive Centre In October of 2016, my husband and I traveled to Utila and dove with Alton’s for the third time. We are continually impressed by the shop and will go back to them in the future. Alton, the owner, is frequently on the morning dive boats, helping lead the dives and is a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended Alton's and I'm glad we went there for a few reasons that are similar to already listed really; Good group size per instructor ratio, and they usually had master divers in training helping out too, so if someone was low on air they could head up with them Good prices - i think there was a special... More 

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

Hi Christine, Thanks for your review! We love to get feedback from our guests! We're really glad you guys had such a good time with us! We'll let Karl know how much you enjoyed yourselves! There were a couple of reasons why there wasn't much choice on the Advanced course. Firstly the Deep and Navigation dives are mandatory. Secondly the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I did my Open Water Course at Alton's Dive Centre and I can just recommend it because: -good and modern equipment -all Instructors are very nice and young -fast and modern boat, nice captain! We saw a waleshark on our fundives!! -very cheap prices (in low season I payed around 280 Dollars for my open water course including the course,... More 

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

Hi Lena, Thank you so much for your review! We're really glad you enjoyed your time with us, and that you had such a good time with your Open Water course! We'll pass on your kind words to Alex - she loves to get feedback! Come back again soon! Kind regards Steve More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

There are lots of dive shop choices in Utila. Some are cheaper, some have better parties (Underwater vision, Captain Morgans) but Altons takes you out for long dives, on the farther north side and gives you the best shot at whale shark and dolphin swims. The staff is fun, friendly and know the dive spots really well. The dock and... More 

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

Hi Adam! Thank you for your positive review! We're glad you were able to appreciate that we really are the best shop on the island for those who want to really get diving! We do offer the longest dives on the island and most frequent trips North! It was great to have you with us, and we hope you make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I went to utila planning to do my basic water certificate and was undecided where to go as there is A LOT of dive centres in Utila, but I'm very glad i chose altons. The staff are all fantastic and are a rare mix of being very professional and organised as well as being genuinely friendly and fun! I loved... More 

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

Owen! Thank you so much for your review! It was great having you with us! Enjoy the rest of your travels and visit again soon! Steve More 

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