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“Definitely an Adventure!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coral View Utila

Coral View Utila
Sandy Bay, 34201, Honduras
+504 2425-3781
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Owner description: GET PADI CERTIFIED, CERTIFIED DIVERS - GUIDED DIVES, BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR - GOPRO Where Divers Come To Dive. Our family run dive center offers courses from DSD through Instructor. Well known for our professionalism in both teaching and fun diving we provide our divers with an opportunity to experience the tropical paradise of Utila. With experienced and knowledgeable staff our aim is provide quality service in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Calgary, Canada
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“Definitely an Adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I did 6 dives over the course of 3 days during December 29th through 31st. Like many people have told me, it definitely was the rainy season, however the weather was nice enough to let us dive with no problems. Sarah was great at answering any questions i had, and so were all the other Dive Masters, the captain knew all the dive locations like the back of his hand and he took us to the best sites he knew of. Sarah and Rich have developed an amazing dive center, with friendly staff, very well maintained diving equipment, and just a fun place to be. On the way to the last dive site on the 31st the captain stopped the boat, told us to put our wet suits, flippers and snorkels on and jump in the water, there were dolphins, swimming with them and seeing them in the wild was an amazing experience. It was a pleasure to dive with all the dive masters, they've shown me things underwater that no other dive master anywhere else has, they clearly know all the locations and what there is unique to see at each one. I strongly recommend Coral view as a dive center and as accommodation.

Visited December 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Great Diving - Great Crew”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We dove four days over Christmas at Coral View. First, it was convenient to where we were staying, that's what brought us to them. We're glad we went. Sara was great answering our questions, making arrangements and making sure we went to the dive locations we were most interested in. Our dive masters, Virginee and Olivier were friendly, efficient and help us with equipment, etc. We would go back there again when we next visit Utila.

Visited December 2013
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“Can't wait to return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Best travel experience of my life. Look forward to returning. This Family run dive shop treats their guests like family. Savin up for my next visit.

Visited March 2013
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mineral wells, tx
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“When in Utila, Dive with Coral View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Spent Thanksgiving week in Utila....definately the rainy season. In fact, we experienced a rain blizzard that prevented us from leaving the island on schedule because the plane couldn't see to land! Another adventure in life.
However, diving was great. We were able to go out everyday and our boat captain found good spots for us to dive. The entire staff of Coral View is excellent - professional but also lots of fun. Our group of 4 consisted of 3 experienced divers ( 2 of us have been diving 40 yrs each) and one novice who celebrated her 10th dive while in Utila. Our divemaster, Adam, helped the newbie improve but didn't smother her. At the same time he allowed all of us to really enjoy our dives.
The boat was comfortable and not crowded. Several times our captain's mother sent us fresh baked goods. She even made a birthday cake for us.
My next trip to Utila I will definately use Coral view!

Visited November 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Reefs and diving like "back in the day" and a staff that takes you back to the good times and keeps you there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Four of us have just returned from Utila and are happy to report beautiful reef and customer service are still alive in Utila at the Coral View!! at dinner we heard horror stories about mean dive masters, cattle car boats, and 7 am dive trips at the other dive operators. Utila may certify more divers than anyplace else, but its nothing to brag about. We will brag about Coral view for a long time. Flexible dive times and pacing and we never put our hands on our gear once we got to the shop! Coral View is not downtown, but well worth the extra 10 minute walk or 5 minute golf cart ride away from the cattle car divers!

Visited November 2013
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