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Alton's Dive Center

#2 of 20 Tours in Utila
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
Phone Number:
+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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From the perspective of first a customer and later a former staff member, Alton's is hands down the best!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had my first dive here and it was amazing. Felt safe the entire time and they fixed everything for us. Would definitely recommend going here if you want to try scuba diving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing experience with Alton's. Both myself and my boyfriend were there to do our open water course. As never before divers, I was a little nervous. After finishing the course, we are both now hooked. The accommodation is simple, but clean, comfortable and you really have all you need. The meals from the kitchen are well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definitely the best diving center I've been to so far. Staff are super friendly, there's a great atmosphere and the diving is awesome. I was supposed to stay there for 5 days and ended up staying 3 weeks, did 21 fun dives and would (will) definitely go back. Oh and they've got the best sunsets for sure!

Thank PabloFdz
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best diving experience of our vacation in Alton's. My boyfriend went diving with Beto for 3 or 4 days and he always had a great attitude! I did my open water course with Shawn and he is a great and patient teacher. The place was clean, beautiful and with great atmosphere, it was very relaxing and people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a hard time choosing with who to dive and although Utila has great options in general as a fun diver (DM) I believe this was the best option. They tend to go to the north in the morning and south in the afternoon as they have a very fast boat with an amazing captain Eric who is ace at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three weeks on Utila and stayed at Alton's as we completed OW Diving and Advanced OW. The staff were great, Jess was my instructor, hubby had a variety of diving instructors. Steve and Claudia were knowledgeable and answered the many questions we had. Although we were not their usual crowd (both retired) they were very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location, professional, friendly and welcoming staff. Great knowledge of the local diving and small personal group sizes. Really great experience, I would recommend it highly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Utila for diving and relaxation. Alton's dive center was ideal. The diving is very cheap and the rooms are free while you a diving. To my surprise my room was next to the mini beach owned by Alton's, which meant that as soon as you step out of the door you have the sea right next to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Alton's three times now, and have been more impressed every time. In July 2016, I flew into Utila for a three month adventure in diving with Alton's. I expected to have a good time and make new friends, and I found a family. From day one, the crew at Alton's made sure I felt right at home.... More 

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