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Alton's Dive Center

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Address: Bo. La Punta, Utila, 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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This dive centre is on point in every category - great price, great location, great instructors/masters, great people, great vibe. We stayed here for 8 days as a couple and had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This dive centre is on point in every category - great price, great location, great instructors/masters, great people, great vibe. We stayed here for 8 days as a couple and had a great time doing our advanced course. Alex was fantastic, as was every member of staff we interacted with. Couldn't have asked for more! Thank you Alton's.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are like me reading about Alton's prior to visiting, you are probably thinking to yourself "this is too good to be true," or "whats the catch?". Well let me nip that in the bud and say this place is fantastic and you shouldn't waste anymore time stressing over where to go, because you have already found it. In... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dive Instructor Jess is awesome at describing all the creatures you will see before you go on your dive, so that you are able to absorb the splendor before your eyes. Dive Master Beto is the master at spotting everything you've missed and making sure you've seen plenty of moray eels, turtles, spawning fish, and all of the creatures hidden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alton’s Dive Shop and staff made my 10 day trip to Utila unforgettable! Everyone who works there is so friendly and evidently enjoys their part in making the dive shop a welcoming, professional, and excellent experience for travelers of all age groups and nationalities. Highly recommended! This was my first time diving and at sixty after a knee replacement, I... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't have a dive center chosen when I arrived on the island and visited a few before I walked into Alton's. This operation is serious about finding the best locations and treating every diver, new and experienced, with respect. All of the staff are positive and informative' plus they bring fun and energy to every dive. The owner, Alton,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Gotta say, great DIVE shop, great staff, on the ball, nice equipment, and you can even eat breakfast before you head out for a two tank dive! We went whale shark hunting as well! Dive sites were amazing and best of all if you are lucky enough you will have Dive Master Beto with you, he has an eagle eye... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Just returned from the third time since 2009 that I have co-taught a month-long coral reef ecosystem course for 20 college students. Every time we have used Alton's and never been disappointed. The instructors are good, the staff is friendly and helpful (even arranging doctor's visits when needed!), and the boats and gear are in great condition. Whether working with... More 

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

Hi Robert! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you guys over the last month. We're already looking forward to 2018! Kind regards Steve More 

Berea, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Having stayed at Alton's Dive Center for a month, I can happily say that they live up to every word you hear about them, and the quality of service never falters. The boat captains know exactly when and where you will find whale sharks and dolphins, and the dive masters will show you the coolest things you've ever seen in... More 

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

Jess! Thanks for the review! It was great fun having you guys here for a whole month! We're really glad you all enjoyed yourselves, and hopefully you'll find your way back to our little bit of paradise! Kind regards Steve More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Alton's is the best place to dive in Utila! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The dock makes a great place to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. I am so pleased with my stay!

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

Hannah! Thanks for the review! It was great having you guys stay and dive with us for your trip! You're welcome back any time! Kind regards Steve More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Altons is fantastic! They are professional, friendly and fun! Captain Erik can spot whale sharks (miles away), Alton and Lisa know their stuff, while Claudia and Steve keep it all running smoothly. I think the words from a dive master say it all. .. I stay here because this is family-- people take care of me. And no report should... More 

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

Hi Rebecca, Thanks for the review! It was great to get to know you guys over the time you were here, and even better to take you diving! We'll see you again in 2018! Kind regards Steve More 

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