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Alton's Dive Center

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Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
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Excellent Stay and Super Diving

Stayed and dove with Alton's for a week in March. Excellent, professional dive staff, great... read more

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Shauna G
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Ontario, Canada
Alton's are the best!

I just spent 3 wonderful weeks at Alton's and had so many amazing dives! Beto has been guiding in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shelley088
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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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Bo. La Punta, Utila IB3103, Honduras
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank macwooten
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights in their hotel and went diving 3 consecutive days, all of which were absolutely delightful. The staff at Alton's is first rate and made our experience all the better for their friendly service. Staying there, so close to the action, and...More

Thank mattf71
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect choice! We are so grateful we could stay at Alton‘s Dive Center. It was exactly the right match for us. All of the staff were great and we felt very welcome. We had the best instructor Gaby we could imagine. All...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Everything is based on your frame of reference. By Utilan standards, this dive shop has a reputation as top of the line. On the positive side, we found it to be very inexpensive and runs in a timely manner. Two great dive masters to call...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Just finished a 5 day fun dive package with Alton’s. I have 91 dives logged now and classify myself as a fairly experienced diver. 9 dives in total this week including an awesome night dive with Beto. Each day had different primary dive site followed...More

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

Hi Ian, Thanks so much for your review! We're really happy that Tina and yourself had such a good time with us, I know the divemasters enjoyed diving with you! I'll be sure to pass on your comments to Beto, Kris and Hannah! They really...More

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MSS37
26 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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