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Utila Dive Centre

34201, Honduras
00 504 24253326
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Ranked #6 of 20 Activities in Utila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Utila Dive Centre is an established dive operation and hotel, offering all levels of scuba instruction from beginner to PADI Scuba Instructor,... more » Owner description: The Utila Dive Centre 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! « less
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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I came to Utila having never dived before and the staff at Utila Dive Centre were just awesome to myself and my girlfriend. It was a bit daunting at first but we loved it - especially the two free fun dives at the end. Big thanks to Jimmy, and the fantastic trainers and instructors - Millie, Jon, Dan, Scott, Ilia,... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I was introduced to UDC by a friend who was doing a Dive Master course there. I signed up for the 10 dive package which was incredibly reasonably priced at $275 total. This is not a luxury experience. If you are looking to be pampered while you dive, look elsewhere. If you want to dive with others who are incredibly... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent. Did my advanced course (and deep water/nitrox) 10 years ago and was thrilled and impressed with their operation. Was worried things might have changed 10 years later, but we had the best time again, thanks to our great guides Brian & Suzanne!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I came to Utila specifically to take the Open Water course and based on the reviews on this site I chose UDC. And they certainly lived up to the great reviews and more! All the staff are super friendly and helpful. My instructors Therese and Millie were exceptional and made the courses a real enjoyment from start to finish. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I did the open water course with Millie, she was very nice and enthusiastic. All the staff was very nice and the diving was great. My boyfriend did 3 fun dives a day and really enjoyed it. We saw a lot of amazing things: seahorses, eaglerays, turtles and a nurse shark. Too bad we didn't saw a whale shark but... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Part of the training includes an information gathering assignment requiring visits to all the ten or so dive companies. None of them compare physically or philosophically with UDC. The building is very attractive and well maintained and the staff are warm, playful, and on task. They are professional. People you don't even know call you by name. They exude a... More

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I went for my open water certification. I just had a few days to take the course and the staff there made sure that it happened. My instructor Vero was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and patient with me. The atmosphere is laid back and everybody is very nice. I recommend it all the way.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've spent time at UDC on three different occasions. Being an avid traveler, it's one of the few places that I keep going back to, that's got to tell you something. I first went to UDC back in 2011 to do my DM. I had never gone diving previous to that but I enrolled in the zero to hero package... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I got recertified in August 2013 at UDC for my Open Water. Tres was absolutly the best instructor. UDC has great Dive instructors and a very relaxed setting. I appreciated the small groups that were on the boats. Stayed at the Mango Inn but upgraded from the "dorm" rooms to the private cabins since my husband and I are in... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've been coming to since 2003, been here 14 times. I've stayed at, and dove with most dive centers on the island, and have found that Utila Dive Center is the very best for EVERYTHING! Staying just one week, for fun diving, UDC goes to the North side with the best diving every day, with the most fun, professional dive... More

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