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Utila Dive Center

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Address: | Mango-Inn, Utila 34201, Honduras
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+504 2425-3326
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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The Utila Dive Centre is an established dive operation and hotel, offering...

The Utila Dive Centre is an established dive operation and hotel, offering all levels of scuba instruction from beginner to PADI Scuba Instructor, including Tec diving.

Utila Dive Centre has been a PADI Career Development Center since 2002 and is the most popular and successful CDC in Central America. We have Instructor level continuing education courses (Specialty Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, IDC Staff Instructor) and internships that add real value to your training with us.

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Excellent diving school

Very competent instructors, goog organisation, nice place to dive. Many sites. Will be back. Viewing of whale shark or free dolphins possible.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just did a two tank fun dive with a friend on the weekend. Not the greatest quality gear or the best briefing/process that I've experienced but the price was right. As we went in the morning on a weekend, we were able to go around the island where we were more likely to see the bull sharks but we actually... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very competent instructors, goog organisation, nice place to dive. Many sites. Will be back. Viewing of whale shark or free dolphins possible.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

TLDR: people of the world, spice up your lives with the stone-cold studs at UDC! went to get open water, but ended up doing advanced also bc it was supermaxfun. hot tips @ bottom DOUG was our instructor, and he's the best: super smart, patient and really fun. he remembers what skills you need help with and then reminds you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved my experience at UDC, and become certified in Open Water and Advanced Open Water diving! My instructor, J Lo, was incredibly patient and fun, and helped me stay calm and enjoy all the underwater beauty of Utila! We saw tiny puffer fish, rays, eels, parrot fish, and so much more! We also swam with a pod of dolphins... More 

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1 Thank vicky m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most amazing first dive experience thanks to our killer DM, Brooklyn Tate. I was a bundle of nerves when I walked through the doors at UDC, but that immediately changed when Dani paired me with Brooklyn. I did a discover dive with another friend of mine and we were both ridiculously impressed with her attentiveness to our every... More 

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Thank Krysta B
MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Krysta B! Thank you so much for your positive review. its great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Brooklyn is such a terrific Divemaster and guide, its awesome that you got to dive with her! The Discover Scuba Diving course is such a terrific first step into exploring the world of scuba diving and its awesome to... More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a week with the wonderful people at UDC. Mary, the head Divemaster, Sarah and Hanah were the DM/Instructors on my dive boat every trip. They were awesome. Plenty of water and snacks onboard. Great sites, different every dive. Whale sharks, huge pods of dolphin and beautiful reef system. Cant go wrong here. One word of caution, Utila is... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you Silky75228! Its wonderful to hear that you had a good time with us. Mary, Sarah and the rest of our amazingly talented team of instructors and divemasters always provide the best possible fun-diving experiences on the island and its great to know that you were able to a lot of what Utila has to offer! Its such a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Utila not really knowing what to expect. I had never been diving before, and was travelling solo. UDC was great! My instructor Sam Joshua Norton was very professional. He took time to make sure I understood the skills I was learning, and he was willing to answer some of my ridiculous questions. He really knows what he... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you SCastleberry! We're so happy you were able to complete your course with us! Sam is a tremendous instructor who goes above and beyond to makes sure every one of his students is learning and is comfortable with the skills and is very nice to know you enjoyed the course! Great to hear you also got to enjoy our... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with the intention of doing my openwater and some fundives but ended up doing the advanced aswell thanks to an awesome instructor sam! Really nice staff and location. I had a really good time and would not hesitate to go back there if I come to utila again!

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Skipper L! Thank you for the great review! its really fantastic to hear that you were able to further your diving education at UDC. Sam's courses are always a fun time and his students always come out more comfortable and competent - we love hearing you enjoyed him as your instructor! Best wishes! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You pay slightly more than other dive sites (but you get 2 free fun dives and 5 nights accommodation depending on which packages you buy). The accommodation itself (Mango Inn) was absolutely perfect! What a deal. I did the Padi open water course and I can't tell you how great the equipment, staff and lectures were. You can really tell... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks Aaron M! We really love knowing that you had a good time! The Mango Inn is such a well maintained and fun resort, its a fantastic benefit for us to be able to have people diving with us and staying there and the free fun dives at the end of recreational courses are always such a treat! Everyone at... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently learnt to dive at UDC and couldn't recommend it highly enough! We completed our Open Water, and having never dived before, I was initially very nervous and found some of the tasks and skills hard. Our instructor Josue was brilliant- he really took his time to ensure I was ok and was so patient with... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi RachFox_ - thank you for the great review! It is always so great to hear when we're able to get students over their initial nerves and concerns about diving, and its great that Josue and the team got you through and made the course and learning fun and enjoyable! Josue does such a tremendous job of teaching in a... More 

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