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Alton's Dive Center

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Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
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Best Dive Shop on the Island

Ive been here with a college group and ive been here for a whole month. In the time that ive been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sir D
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Dive Alton's!

We stayed 9 nights at Alton's. After completing the Open Water Dive course, we were hooked, so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alyssa L
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Kelowna, Canada
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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.
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  • Average1%
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  • Terrible1%
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“captain eric” (7 reviews)
“open water” (39 reviews)
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Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
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"north side"
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"quiet at night"
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"fun diving"
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"safe diving"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ive been here with a college group and ive been here for a whole month. In the time that ive been here ive been around some of the other dive shops and i would say altons is the best. They are all incredibly nice and...More

Thank Sir D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 9 nights at Alton's. After completing the Open Water Dive course, we were hooked, so stayed to do the Advanced Open Water course. After reading numerous reviews on many dive shops on the island, we chose Alton's over the others for 2 main...More

Thank Alyssa L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Alton's for almost 3 weeks and from day one I felt welcome. The staff are amazing. Fun, professional, and highly knowledgeable about all things diving. I took both the Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses and could not have been happier...More

Thank Connor N
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Did 30 dives with Alton's and stayed for 10 days total over two stints in April 2018. It's a really top-notch dive shop with excellent accommodation. Relaxed vibe, professional service and people, fast boats. What else do you need? They do two two-tank boats a...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Stayed and dove with Alton's for a week in March. Excellent, professional dive staff, great equipment. My teenage son completed his advanced certificate and his training was top notch - thank you Gabi. We swam with both whale sharks AND pilot whales while there. Rooms...More

Thank Shauna G
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Shauna, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you guys enjoyed your time with us, every bit as much as we did! We'd love to have you guys back anytime!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I just spent 3 wonderful weeks at Alton's and had so many amazing dives! Beto has been guiding in Utila for many years and knows how to find all the small things so we had many excellent macro dives and a lot of laughs in...More

Thank Shelley088
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Shellyfish! Thanks for the beautiful review! It was a blast having you here, and you certainly left your mark on the dive shop! It's been a month now and Kris still talks about diving with you! We're glad you got to got to see the...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Most patient instructors and great diving sites. I have a friend who did the advanced diving course and his videos are MINDBLOWN so DO IT. I recommend this diving shop 100%, professional gear and professional instructors. I won’t advice getting off the boat for the...More

Thank Veronica L
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Veronica, Thanks for your review! We're glad we were able to get you through your Open Water course, and I guess you'll just have to come back so we can take you through the Advanced!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Alton’s makes keeping a smile on your face effortless. Comfortable and affordable rooms and amazing friendly staff. Don’t waste your time hunting for a better place. It’s hard to improve on perfect 😁. The dive team has it dialed in for your safety, your pleasure;...More

1  Thank macwooten
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mac, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It was a pleasure having you, and it really means a lot when people let us know we're doing things right! We like to think we have the perfect mix of safe, enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I arrived with the ferry and had no clue what to expect , A girl was welcoming me with a sign with my name :-), and free transport to the dive center .(perfect start :-)! then at the office , I met Steve for the...More

Thank Emanuel46
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Emanuel, What can be said that hasn't already?? Thank you so much for choosing us as you dive center. I'm pretty sure you set a new record for dives here at the shop! I know Beto certainly misses diving with you! Thank you for your...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

My husband and I just returned from 10 days of beautiful diving in Utila. Alton's is clean, efficient, safe diving, with experienced dive masters, personal attention and an upbeat vibe. The captain knows where to find the dolphins and whale sharks, and the best time...More

Thank Barbara I
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Barbara, thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're so glad you guys had such a good time with us! I know Beto loves reading these reviews as much as I do! He really is the Divemaster Supreme! Thanks again for taking the time...More

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MSS37
27 November 2017|
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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.
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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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