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Bay Islands College of Diving

Main Street, 34201, Honduras
+504-2425-3291
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Ranked #9 of 20 Activities in Utila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We ended up at BICD because we arrived on Utila with nothing booked in advance. And as usual there was locals waiting for us at the ferry; but there was one who wasn't as pushy and offered even a free night at their place giving us time to look around and compare. The place looked nice, the manager of the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I first herd of utila through a good friend that recommended BICD. I did my divemaster and instructors at BICD, loving every minute of it! I would recommend BICD to anyone that is looking for a second family feel with a professional attitude. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran the BICD staff will treat you like one... More

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I recently did my Open Water and Advanced Diving Courses with the Bay Islands College of Diving and I have to say, I'm so glad I chose them! Utila has so many dive centers to choose from and it can be hard to know which one is a reliable choice. BICD were amazing at helping me take my first steps... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For a week, I felt part of the coolest family ever. They catered to all of our ridiculous requests (wrecks and caves) and we all had the best time. I need to give a major shout out to KELSEY, our instructor. She put up with my incessant shimmying under water and my Little Mermaid vocalizations through my regulator. This school... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I recently did my Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) with Nick Derutter, the Course Director at Bay Islands College of Diving. From the beginning to the end of these courses I found Nick to be extremely professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. When it came to the scary 2-day Instructor Examination I found it to be a... More

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Leon, Nicaragua
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I spent the day prior to my dive visiting three different dive shops on Utila, comparing prices and service and departure times. At each, I asked if it was all right to bring my dog. Only one said the dog would not be allowed. BICD seemed to offer what I wanted, at a reasonable price. I should have realized something... More

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

Hey Ben, I am sorry to read that your experience with us was less then satisfactory, we always strive to give everyone a fun, professional, family experience as that is what we are known for. There are, however, a few points we would like to address. There is nothing wrong with making divers sign two forms. One is the "Liability... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Unfamiliar with Utilia we were recommended BICD by a friend who did there dive master at an alternate company on the island a few months earlier. After 5 days diving not only did we feel we had a great experience with training to a professional standard, but also become apart of the BICD family. From day 1 to day 5... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Choosing a dive centre is not easy. My girlfriend and I spent a full day shopping around the different dive centres to decide and here are the reasons why I think we made an excellent choice going with them: - Professional & approachable: BICD is one of the few schools where you can become an instructor. The quality of their... More

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

I had the pleasure do dive with this group twice during my time in utila. The first ignited my passion for diving after UDC (also in utila) drowned any perception of fun diving might entail. I dove once with BICD before I left utila the first time and completely change my opinion of diving to the point where I returned... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Bcid is the best! I spent 7 weeks achieving my dive master and living amongst the amazing staff. The instruction is first class and the equipment more than rivals that of the other dive shops on Utila. Bicd is my first choice.

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