Open Water Courses

The beautiful reef around Utila is home to scattered sheltered coves which are ideal for the first few dives that you will be making as an open water scuba diver student.

At Alton’s Dive Center our experienced and easy going instructors will guide you step by step through all you need to learn to become a safe and skillful scuba diver, leaving you with some incredible memories and a whole new world to go and discover for yourself!

By the end of the course you will have earned yourself a lifetime certification that lets you go diving anytime you want! Have a look at some of our popular courses below, you can click ‘Read More’ for more information and to purchase a course.

With our highly experienced instructors and divemasters you’ll find your first step into diving an easy and enjoyable one. We will guide you step by step through the course with instructor led learning from the moment you arrive. Our courses can be customized to your needs. If you are short on time or want to relax and enjoy your stay. Let us know and we will accommodate your needs.


Open Water Diver (beginner)


Get Certified! Take A Scuba Lesson With The Open Water Diver Course.

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the worlds most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What You Will Learn

  • Knowledge development to understand the principals of diving
  • Confined water dives to learn the basic scuba skills in a safe environment
  • Open water dives to explore the reef and reinforce the skills you have learned

Prerequisites And What You Need

  • To enroll in the Open water or Junior Open Water course you must be 10 years or older.
  • You only need to bring yourself, all equipment is provided by Alton’s Dive Center.

How Much Will It Cost

Less than you would think. On Utila we have the most beautiful low cost diving in the world.

Total cost: US$285 (including all taxes and local fees)


Includes: 4 training dives + 2 free fun dives

    + Plus 4 nights free/discounted accommodation

For anyone looking to complete an open water referral course from another dive center, please email us for further information and prices

Prices are subject to change, please email us for further information.

Email us to make a reservation.

Included In The Course:

  • Tuition
  • Equipment Rental
  • Free use of Kayak Equipment
  • Free/Discounted Nights in our Ocean Front Hotel
  • Free Wifi