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Alton's Dive Center

#3 of 18 Tours in Utila Features Animals
Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
+504 2425-3704
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Alton's was a fantastic dive shop. We finished our referral dives for our rescue diving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boulder, Colorado
via mobile
Great diving and inspiring staff

Arrived on Utila with a passing curiosity for diving and left with my Open Water, Advanced and 2... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eoin M
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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” (26 reviews)
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Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
+504 2425-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I discovered the diving world in Utila with the Open water certification with Julian, really good dive instructor ! Water and visibility was great ! I've seen so many fishes and also had the chance to swim with dolphins ! This is my best memory....More

Thank Irina L
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

Thank powellriverorcas
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank Wwzrs00
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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....More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

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Terry K
hi ill be staying at lazy daze the first week of February for about 10 days ,please tell me what i can expect to see diving at that time ? I'm an advanced diver ,,ill be bringing my own gear ,will i get a discount on my dives ? do you have nitrox ? I've herd good things about your operation and look forward to diving with you .
22 December 2016|
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
Ruby S
Thx for the review, did you see any whale sharks? That is our current point of interest. Thx!
14 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
Could you please give me more detail on the hostel? You review was great but we are two 57 year olds coming for the first time to Utila. We need air conditioning for certain, and although we don't need 5 star accomodations, we can afford a nicer place to stay other than a very rough hostel. Are there private, air conditioned rooms with bathrooms? Do you have suggestions for us? Also, what do you recommend for getting to Utila travel-wise? There seems to be many options. Thanks. Leslie
27 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