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Utila Dive Centre

34201, Honduras
00 504 24253326
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Ranked #4 of 19 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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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 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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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

UDC is a large and thriving dive shop on a tiny and awesome little island. I went there for my Dive Master and left a DM and Tec 50 diver with a wide array of specialties. I couldn't imagine a better location to train with up capacity of five boats going out for different training and diving every day. Want... More

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Miller's Landing, Seward, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Utila is an amazing place, which I have learned to both love and hate. UDC is certainly part of the reason why I love it. Each dive shop has it's own attraction depending on who you are or what you're doing, this is often outwardly projected most directly in their crew. If it were possible for me to call to... More

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Clintondale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My son received the highest honors at college. I offered to reward him with an adventure. We settled on dive certification. After extensive research, we selected Utilla Dive Center because of their wonderful rep and proximity to great dive sites. At the end if one week, my son realized he missed his calling; he trashed his academic success and decided... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I arrived in Utila and immediately signed up to UDC as I'd been recommended by word of mouth. I wasn't disappointed. The whole experience was very professional, I always felt safe. We had two dive instructors and they were very friendly and very helpful and anyone who was struggling early on the singled out and gave extra tuition! they were... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very good diving center, great classes and instructors, but not perfect, although understandable reasons.... We saw in our stay a few discussions between the staff which made it a bit uncomfortable, not sure who was right, but I understand that living in an island where everybody knows can be painful sometimes, as we say in Spanish "small town, big hell".... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Spent last few weeks participating in DM training with UDC. The level of dedication, passion, professionalism, and support from all of the staff, but especially from the DM mentors Therese, Frankie, Sarah and Declan was amazing. Working with an unusual timeline, everyone worked hard to make sure I was able to gain valuable experience working with OW and advanced classes.... More

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