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Alton's Dive Center

#4 of 18 Tours in Utila Features Animals
Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
+504 2425-3704
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Just spent the week at altons and did my open water course. It was the best week of my holiday and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aniek d
via mobile
Awesome time

Everyone at Alton's is great, very professional and friendly. Instructors Malin, Jessica, and Beto... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sponger81
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Los Angeles, California
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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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“whale sharks” (46 reviews)
“captain eric” (6 reviews)
“fun dives” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
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Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
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+504 2425-3704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just spent the week at altons and did my open water course. It was the best week of my holiday and really enjoyed my stay there. Its a beautiful place with very friendly people. Diving was amazing. Thanks to everyone and especialy Sascha and Anna...More

Thank Aniek d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone at Alton's is great, very professional and friendly. Instructors Malin, Jessica, and Beto are some of the best people I have ever dove with. Alton and Steve run a tight ship. Wonderful hospitality, if in Utilia you should be diving with Alton's.

Thank sponger81
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It was an absolute pleasure having you boys diving with us! We're really happy your group enjoyed your time with us. I'll pass your comments onto the staff, and thanks again for choosing us! Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you're planning your trip, think about how long you want to be there on Utila- and add a week! You won't want to leave. As a solo female traveler, they instantly made me feel like a part of the Alton's family, which was important...More

2  Thank Sarah H
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sarah, thank you so much for your review! We're really glad you felt a part of the Alton's family so quickly, and that you had such a good time on your courses! I wish I could say we're sorry you had such a hard time...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Shaun (Canadian) was the bomb! Made an apprehensive friend have some fun getting certified. Alton's was on par with prices on the island, but their professionalism, convenience, and atmosphere really sold me. Would absolutely come back.

Thank slcpunk420
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your awesome review! We're in full agreement - Shaun is the bomb! We're glad you appreciated both the atmosphere, and the professionalism of the staff - that really does mean a lot to us! We'll hold you to the coming back part! Steve

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Alton's almost two weeks and every single day was perfect. The dive center and the accommodations offer all the facilities you need. The breakfast and the lunch from their bar is good and cheap. I did 3 courses there (Rescue, deep specialty...More

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

Paride! Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you had such a good time with us! I'll be sure to let the girls in the bar know you loved their cooking! Just let us know when you're coming back and we'll happily make you...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Alton's was a fantastic dive shop. We finished our referral dives for our rescue diving certification with them, and we dove a total of 13 dives, primarily with Beto and Malin. Both were fantastic divemasters. Our dives averaged about an hour. Steve in the office...More

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

Shannon thank you so much for your lovely review! We're happy that you and Jeff had such a good time with us you wrote a review! Beto and Malin really are fantastic Divemasters, and I'll be sure to let them know you agree! We're also...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Arrived on Utila with a passing curiosity for diving and left with my Open Water, Advanced and 2 specialities completed! This was absolutely down to the inspiration, friendliness and passion of the staff. The attention given to the divers both under the water and on...More

1  Thank Eoin M
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Eoin, I'm not sure what I can say in response to your review that we didn't say in person. It was a pleasure having you guys with us, and personally it was great fun taking you guys diving! It does make us proud that you...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Well run dive shop. Boat goes to north side every day. Captain looks for, and usually finds, whale sharks between dives. Divers get to go into the ocean and snorkel with them. Dive masters very professional and pleasant.

1  Thank Mike M
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mike, thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and even more glad Captain Erik could get you some whale sharks!! Steve

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great time at Alton's where we did our Advanced certification. Instructor Karl and Carolyn, who was doing her DMT were impeccable. Professional, responsible and friendly, are all attributes we found at Alton's. It's definitely a dive shop to visit and to consider for any PADI...More

Thank Marie-Claude C
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Marie-Claude, thanks for your lovely review! I'll be sure to show it to Karl, I know he loves to read them! Thank you so much for your kind words about our professionalism and the friendly atmosphere here at Alton's. Reviews like this let us know...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I visited Utila in May 2016 to get my open water and advanced certification at Altons and had a wonderful time. I had such a great time I came back a year later! I don't have a lot of diving experience but have now dived...More

Thank Kyle N
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kyle! It's always a pleasure having you with us, and thank you for your review! It means a lot to us when people come back again! We're glad you enjoyed the good balance of professionalism and fun that the shop has. You're welcome back anytime!...More

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Terry K
23 December 2016|
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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
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Ruby S
15 December 2016|
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Response from Divejunkie86 | Property representative |
Hi Ruby, We saw whale sharks yesterday, Sunday and Friday! Kid regards Steve Dive Center Manager
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Leslierx
28 November 2016|
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Response from ComradeRose | Reviewed this property |
Hi Leslie, in your case I would not recommend that you stay at the centre, the accommodation is extremely basic, definitely no AC in sight! There are privates but I think they shared the bathroom. However, there is a range... More
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