We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alton's Dive Center

Features Animals
Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
+504 8880-4466
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

My experience at Alton’s Dive Centre was positive on so many levels. We met Sascha and Gerry on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anita A
,
St. John's, Canada
More than a step above the rest

You're going to hear it all over the island that Alton's is one of the best in the business and if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aaron M
via mobile
Read all 312 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
For over 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 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.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“whale sharks” (46 reviews)
“captain eric” (6 reviews)
“open water” (36 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
LOCATION
Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
CONTACT
Website
+504 8880-4466
Write a ReviewReviews (312)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience at Alton’s Dive Centre was positive on so many levels. We met Sascha and Gerry on the ferry to Utila and they mentioned they worked at Alton’s and that it was a great place. We had a quick look around the island at...More

Thank Anita A
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Anita thank you so much! It's great to get such positive feedback from our guests! We're glad you enjoyed the great mix of socialising and diving that's made us so famous! Thanks for choosing us, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You're going to hear it all over the island that Alton's is one of the best in the business and if you're like me you'll take that with a grain of salt. Having done a great deal of research on dive shops in Utila, I...More

Thank Aaron M
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aaron, thank you so much! It's really great to hear you enjoyed doing your DM as much as we enjoyed teaching you! Your enthusiasm above and below the water really did make it a pleasure to have you with us! Thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here to try diving, and I was so happy to stay here. I took both open water and advanced, and can only say possitive things about this place. The instructors are really good, and they guide you alle the way so you feel...More

Thank hanshansson1974
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear you had a good time with us, and that you felt safe on your courses! You're welcome back anytime and we'll hopefully see you for the Rescue course!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Alton's Dive Center for five nights while we completed our advanced open water, in the new accommodation. It was such a great experience for us and a real highlight of our trip. Sascha was our instructor and he was the perfect mix...More

Thank mesn1
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you guys so much for your review! We love hearing when people have a great time with us! I know Sasha had a lot of fun with your class, and we'll let him know you guys enjoyed it too!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a happy accident that we stumbled on Alton’s as our Utila dive center. The staff are so friendly and awesome that they attract the ideal group of travellers staying anywhere between a couple days and a few months. This is not a party hostel...More

1  Thank sfett89
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Steven! Thanks for the review! It was great having you with us, and we can't wait till you're back for your DM! Thanks for all your wonderful comments about the staff and the facilities here, it really does mean a lot to us, and helps...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible week at Alton's, studying for PADI open water. Malin is the best instructor, super calm and clear, Thank you Malin! All the staff are great at making you feel at home and for giving you information about the island. Good vibes and great...More

Thank lilyilylyy
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lily! Thanks for your review! We'll let Malin know how much you enjoyed your course! Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have a reservation and shopped around the island before choosing Alton's. I think these are the best guys on Utila for scuba diving. Steve at the reception showed us their facility, explained the course structure and patiently answered all our questions. Alton's...More

1  Thank rinchhe
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rinal! Thank you so much for the review! It really means a lot to us that our guests enjoy their time with us! We're glad you appreciated the small classes and the personal attention our staff are able to give! As for the diving,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend did both the Open Water and the Advanced OW at Alton's. The staff is super friendly and really make you feel like a part of the family. We were super happy with our instructor Sascha and the atmosphere of the place....More

Thank Jenny B
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenny! Thanks for taking the time to write such a good review! We're really glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here at the dive shop, and of course we'll let Sasch know how much you enjoyed yourselves! Come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice and professionel place. I'm so happy that I went here. It's not a partyplace, but a very professionel place where it's diving first, and then you can party after. The instructors are very well prepared and always ready to help...More

Thank Flemming64
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Deenanath, thank you for your kind words. We're glad you had such a good time. It really was fun having you here, and we're happy to hear you felt so welcome! Safe travels, and feel free to visit again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the friendliest and most welcoming place to be! People were so friendly. The accommodation is newly built with comfortable mattresses and there's a little cafe that serves great toasties! There's also a little kitchen so you can cook for yourself (although it lacks...More

Thank NattyPr
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Natalie! Thank you for your review! We're really glad you and Michael enjoyed being here! We certainly enjoyed introducing you guys to diving! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels, but feel free to come back again sometime!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Mango Tango
152 reviews
.54 km away
Che Pancho
167 reviews
.40 km away
Skid Row's
339 reviews
1.15 km away
Tranquila Bar
163 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby Attractions
Utila Dream Ferry
49 reviews
.64 km away
Iguana Research & Breeding Station
59 reviews
1.55 km away
Underwater Vision Dive Center
555 reviews
.15 km away
Utila Dive Center
608 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
MSS37
27 November 2017|
Answer
Response from Divejunkie86 | Property representative |
Hi there. Our Open Water courses run over 4.5 days, including the 2 free fun dives we give on certification. The only days over the holiday season we close are Christmas Day and New Years Day.
0
Votes
Terry K
23 December 2016|
Answer
Response from Divejunkie86 | Property representative |
Hi Terry, If you could send an email to us on info @ diveinutila . com we can send you all the information you need! Kind regards Steve Crowe Dive Center Manager
0
Votes