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Bay Islands College of Diving

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Address: Main Street, 34201, Honduras
Phone Number: +504-2425-3291
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Superb diving course / OK accommodation

We went to Utila to do our PADI open water dive course and there are so many possible dive shops/schools to choose from. We looked at lots of them online before we got to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Utila to do our PADI open water dive course and there are so many possible dive shops/schools to choose from. We looked at lots of them online before we got to the island and shortlisted about five, of which Bay Islands was one - as it appeared to have some of the best facilities available. After getting... More 

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey Ben, Thank you so much for taking the time to do a very detailed report for any potential travelers headed our way, its greatly appreciated. I will make sure to pass on the compliments to John as I am sure it will make him over the moon with happiness, or should I say under the sea with happiness? I... More 

Dagaville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Just completed the Fish ID course with Vanessa at the Bay Island College of Diving. Excellent course, really worth it, very impressed by the staff and facilities here.

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey Rob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you liked the course, I really enjoyed teaching you! You picked up the material very quickly and the dives were fantastic. I am excited to hear about your trip down to Belize. Keep me posted with any interesting fish you come across in the near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a week we had at BICD. We did our Open Water PADI here and loved every minute. The staff are friendly, helpful and really flexible. We managed to get a great deal! The school is very professional and although everyone is laid back, safety is definitely the priority. The highlight of the experience was our instructor Carole Robert. Carole... More 

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey James, Thank you for such a great review, Carole and Ben will love to hear that their passion was well noticed. We are glad you had such an amazing time here in our dive family, please don't be a stranger and come visit us whenever your path brings you back this way. Happy continued travels. Cheers, BICD team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I travelled to Utila with recommendations to dive with another company. After checking out a few options, I decided to stay with BICD. The high quality of their equipment is easily seen when comparing to others. The dock that's attached to the back of the college is a big advantage. I completed my Open Water Diving Certification with instructor Carole... More 

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey Alison, Thank you for your amazing review, I will make sure that Carole gets a chance to read everything you put. I know she enjoyed herself a lot with your course, there is nothing better when a dive instructor can erase all the fear from new divers and replace it with bewilderment and excitement. Hope to see you back... More 

El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great experience while taking the scuba diver course, the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend BICD. Planning our next course trip for next year.

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey Jose, We are glad you enjoyed your trip over from El Salvador and excited that we will be seeing you in the near future, we are going to hold you to it! Hasta Luego, BICD team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I finished my open water a few days ago in Utila. I had never dived before & had barely even snorkled. So many people I had met travelling had told me that I just had to go to Utila to learn scuba. One of my friends had recommended BISD. There were so many diving places in utila to choose from,... More 

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey Sheri, Thank you for the review, I will make sure to pass the nice words on over to Donna. We are glad you got to enjoy not only the diving with BICD but also the other great festivities that the island has to offer. Were happy your happy. Cheers, BICD team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I did my PADI open water course and a night dive specialty and it was completely professional, they have really good instructors, good classrooms, excellent boats and the indoor pool really help in your first experience underwater, also the dorms and private rooms are clean and comfortable and you have access to free kayaking and snorkel gear, so that very... More 

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey Kevin, Thank you so much for the review, we enjoyed you being here just as much as you enjoyed your time with us. Make sure to come back in the future our doors are always open! Cheers, BICD staff More 

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I recently took my OW course with BICD and it was a life changing experience and I loved every minute of it! The place is super close to the dock and it isn't hard to spot. I stayed in one of their apartments, with a kitchen and personal bathroom, the price was excellent and the place was clean and just... More 

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey Andrea, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will be seeing more of you as you only live a few hours away, make sure to bring your friends so we can add them to our extended family. Happy travels! Regards, BICD family More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The day I arrived in Utila I was bombarded with dive centres employees looking for business, I decided not to commit to anyone there and then so I went around and done a bit of shopping looking for not only the best deal but great people and quality also. After being in around 4 or 5 dive centres I was... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My entire family are scuba divers. Our youngest daughter is only 10 years old and really wanted to learn to scuba dive, like the rest of the family. The BICD had very knowledgable staff and instructors, we felt very comfortable to have our young daughter learn the skills of scuba diving under their very professional direction. The instructors were patient,... More 

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ulodger, Manager at Bay Islands College of Diving, responded to this review

Hey, We are so happy you had a wonderful stay with us! The biggest reward we can receive is when people leave with smiles on their face, great memories and feeling apart of our one big extended family. Please come back with your family in the future we would love to host you again. Happy diving, - BICD team More 

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