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Alton's Dive Center

358 reviews
About Alton's Dive Center
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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this dive shop. Our family of 4 dove every day (and one night) with Alton's and were extremely satisfied. Beto, Claudia and their crew were supremely friendly, helpful, and fun-loving. The equipment was in excellent shape. At $65 for a two-tank dive,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did my deep dive license with them ($250USD). Had one instructor between my boyfriend and I. He was so helpful, competent and humble. The shop is a smaller shop on the island and not one that pumps out licenses. All staff are very friendly and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kristie, Thanks for your review! We're glad you and Jon had such a good time with us! I'll pass on your kind words to Jez, I know he loves hearing them! Enjoy the rest of your travels, and we hope to see you both...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best dive operations I have ever used. They advertise how they customize according to their customers dive levels and that is true. Their dive masters are well informed and have their divers and their needs in mind. Very friendly, very helpful, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaels2012
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Michael, Thank you for your kind words! We're really glad you were able to appreciate the excellent fun diver service we offer here at Alton's! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there based upon the recommendation of our Air BNB host since it was the closest shop to the apartment. All the communications leading up to our visit were prompt and detailed. Their rental gear looked pretty good, (we brought our own so I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hawntjam
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Tim, Thanks so much for the review! We love it when experienced divers enjoy our service! We're already looking forward to your return! Beto has a few more critters to show you!

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Great stay, staff and atmosphere at the Alton’s. Awesome prices including the accommodation. After a few days you feel like home :) full service!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi Samir! Thanks for the review! It's great to hear you guys had a good time, and enjoyed everything Alton's has to offer!! Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 November 2018

My husband and I have been visiting a friend in Utila and were told by multiple people that Alton's is the best dive centre on the island. They weren't wrong! The first few days were a complete wash out with the weather (a bad storm...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gdc83
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi Gordon, Thanks for the awesome review! We're really glad you and Liam had such a good time with us! It's great to have you part of the Alton's family! I'll be sure to pass your kind words onto everyone, and it was an absolute...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

I don't normally write reviews but felt these guys were so good I needed to give them a review. For context, I am a dive professional that works at a dive shop/hotel in the FL Keys. I found this operation to be very well run....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark M
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Hi Mark, thank you so much for your review! It's great to get such positive feedback from our fellow dive professionals! It was a pleasure having you dive with us, and we're looking forward to having you back with us again sometime!

Reviewed 3 November 2018

I spent 5 days diving with these folks. I chose this place based on the reviews here. I was looking for a chill place that took good care of their fun divers, not just their course takers. I was not disappointed. The set up was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travelmobetta
Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Hi Noaa! Thank you for your review. We're really glad when fellow dive professionals choose to dive with us and have such a good time they want to let everyone know! I'll be sure to let Jez and Beto know the nice things you said,...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We looked all around the island for the right company for us, and we ended up here, and did not regret it. The rooms are really clean and good sized. The site is beautiful, with the dock and hammocks all over! This is a professional...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for the review Ben! I'll pass on your kind words to Hannah - I know she had a great time teaching you guys! Hopefully we see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I visited Alton’s 11 years ago and swore I would come back! I finally made a return visit and my memories of it being a magical place had not deceived me! I dove at Alton’s several times over our two week stay on Utila. My...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Divejunkie86, Manager at Alton's Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Emma! Thank you for your review! It was lovely to have you, Steve and the kids come dive with us! We had a lot of fun with you guys, and hope you don't leave it another 11 years before you come back!

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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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