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Address: | Mango-Inn, 34201, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3326
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Description: The Utila Dive Center is an established dive operation and hotel, offering...
The Utila Dive Center is an established dive operation and hotel, offering all levels of scuba instruction from beginner to PADI Scuba Instructor, including technical and rebreather diving, guided dives, on our beautiful coral reefs with resident whale sharks!
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SIngle best experience in a 3 month backpacking trip!

UDC is a professional yet laid back dive center that sets the bar in diving. Out of a three month backpacking trip, this has been my greatest and most memorable experience. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

UDC is a professional yet laid back dive center that sets the bar in diving. Out of a three month backpacking trip, this has been my greatest and most memorable experience. My girlfriend and I attended the PADI open water course here at UDC. Our instructor Vero was absolutely amazing, along with two other dive professionals, Bob and Lucas. Between... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The best! The people are friendly , the service is excellent, Meet people from all over the world - I have been here 3 times already - will come back for more.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

From start to finish the IDC was an amazing experience with UDC. All the instructors were inviting and patient. They made our group feel like a group not a gaggle of individuals. Everyone was patient and there were no silly questions. Corners were not cut and I think the greatest compliment was from the PADI examiners when they said they... More 

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UDCManager, Director of Professional Training at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Daryl, Thank you so much for the kind and measured words, it's always nice when a well traveled and experienced diver like yourself notices the quality in our training, nice for all our staffs egos to hear such nice complements come from the PADI examiners as well, and they get around! All the best for now and we hope... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

From start to finish, we had an amazing experience with Utila Dive Center. Every UDC staff member was welcoming, knowledgeable and fun. UDC fosters a wonderful sense of community that invites you in, wraps you up, and makes you sad to leave. Our instructor Vero was THE GREATEST! As first-time divers we were...shaky at best. Vero was supportive, patient, enthusiastic,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just finished 10 dives here. Best boats, best captains, and Mary is an awesome Dive Master! Thanks!!

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I did my open water course with Vero as my instructor. she made an extremely convincing and impressive pitch as to why to do my course with UDC and I would certainly take my business back there again (I also visited every other dive shop on the island and the other places were less interested in getting my business as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I hopped on a plane to Honduras and went there just for diving. I have never dove before. I stayed for a week for Open Water. Jemma was an amazing instructor. And not until I really fell in love with scuba diving and went elsewhere have i realized how great this place is. I met some of the coolest people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I just visited Utila for the first time. We did 21 dives with UDC in 6 days and it was truly some of the best diving of our lives. The reef is spectacular, vast, and far and away the best of any Caribbean locations we have visited, with walls, cuts, pinacles, swim-throughs and sand. Our guides, Mary,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great people, brilliant captain on the boat and top notch equipment! We planned staying one week, it ended up being way longer. Our instructor was one the best I've had the pleasure of diving with. And the routine of the whole crew is professional and layed back. Enjoy the bar next to the ocean and if you choose any (of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I loved this dive outfit. Everyone was friendly and really knew their stuff. The equipment was new and well maintained. It was a safe supportive place to learn. I ended up doing two courses here, one with Vero and one with Scott. Both instructors were fantastic. Right on the water with large comfortable dive boats.

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