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Alton's Dive Center

#3 of 18 Tours in Utila
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Address: Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
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+504 2425-3704
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00

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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Great Experience with Alton's

We had an awesome time diving with Alton's. They are insanely friendly, fun, and above all safe. What a great experience! We had Jess as our instructor and she was phenomenal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, Canada
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powell river
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alton's dive centre greeted us old timers (retirees) with respect and professionalism. All staff were friendly and helpful. If you're renting gear - free and in good condition- at Alton's they will have it set out ready to go and even assemble for you if you're a bit late. Boats leave on time and there are safety and dive site... More 

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome time diving with Alton's. They are insanely friendly, fun, and above all safe. What a great experience! We had Jess as our instructor and she was phenomenal! It's a great culture at Alton's. We weren't lucky enough to see any whale sharks but saw a lot of other cool sheit. No regrets diving with Alton's.

Thank Wwzrs00
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 6th time to the island and diving with Alton's and it just keeps getting better! I took the advanced course early on and finally challenged myself to do the rescue course. Instructor Jess had the perfect balance of humor and serious instruction. She provided concrete examples of the skills and was very patient when I didn't quite... More 

Thank Kristin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a week at Alton's and would happily return again in the future. Steve who runs the shop is highly professional as well as all the dive masters/instructors. I completed the first aid requirements for my rescue diver back home in New Zealand and it was no problem to send this to Steve and get everything signed off.

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Victoria BC Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second review of Alton's. It's actually my third visit however I didn't review them after my second visit because....lazy. I have nothing but good things to say about this dive shop as well it's staff and owner and given that this is the third time I've tried to write this review and run into writer's block every... More 

Thank Stout38
Utila, Honduras
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had been fortunate enough to have managed the Lazy Daze hotel, next door to Altons and always recommended my guests to dive with them, because of their relaxed and friendly atmosphere, professional approach and their regularity of taking dive trips to the North Side of the island - where you have more chance of seeing Whale Sharks and Dolphins,... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Arriving in Utila can be quite overwhelming with numerous dive shops asking for your business - avoid the stress and go straight to Alton's! I arrived keen but nervous to do my Open Water, and at one point almost quit!! But Jess, Julian & Lucy were great and so encouraging, and helped me through it. The dive shop itself is... More 

Thank Jess M
Englewood, Florida
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I came with friends for a week of scuba diving. The staff was all very professional, very safety conscious and super friendly! They're very Eco-conscious, which is awesome. Their gear is in good shape and well maintained (the wetsuits have some holes, but the water's warm so it doesn't really matter). The DM's and Instructors are all top notch. Every... More 

Thank Rielly K
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I found out about Alton's through a guidebook and decided to get scuba certified here - everything was perfect for us! First off, they have an informative website and a contact - Steve - who was prompt responding to our email with answers to all of our questions. We were able to book ahead of time, which... More 

Thank Athlene H
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

I could write a book about my experience with Alton’s and I believe I have written a condensed short story below. To spare those of you who do not want to know a more detailed account, here is a condensed version: As both a customer and former staff member, I can say without a doubt that I would not want... More 

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