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“Your dive shop in Utila” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bay Islands College of Diving

Bay Islands College of Diving
Main Street, 34201, Honduras
+504-2425-3291
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Ranked #8 of 23 Activities in Utila
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Lindau, Germany
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“Your dive shop in Utila”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We planned to do Advanced course with BICD, but due to a serie of bad luck and unfortunate events (ATM stealing our cash, none of our cards working, my husband's ear squeeze and more), we could only do a couple of fun dives with them. Still, we'd definitely recommend them, we saw and talked to all the dive shops on Utila and BICD has BY FAR the nicest accommodation included in the price of diving (what most of the schools offer is really just for tough backpackers), their equipment is super new, the boat is a proper diving boat (not a small fishing boat like in other cases) with enough space. And more importantly, the staff is nice, the instructors Nick and Fernanda were both professional, knowledgeable and patient with our beginners' questions. The manager, Rebecca, was more than helpful in our troubles, I can't thank her enough.

Walk around, talk to the people in the shops and see what suits you best, but BICD should definitely be one of your top choices.

Visited June 2013
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“Utila is my paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

I miss Utila very day, and dream about it every night. I am definitely going back! Soon! The college had the best apartments, the best gear, and most importantly, the very best people. See you soon <3 Kaja

Visited April 2013
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“Professional and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This diveshop is more than a diveshop. The atmosphere is really good as well as the equipment. The boat is the best one from the island so IF you go to the more wild northside than you will be happy with this boat. The thirsty thursdays are always fun as well as the other activities (whale shark info night, karaokenights, water key, filmnights).
The divemasters and instructors are really good and safety first is always there. Last but not least the dock is really amazing. You can enjoy the sun ask for a snorkelmask and snorkel in between baracudas, spotted eagle reys, sting reys and even seahorses!
A special thanks to the lovely and best divemaster ever KELSEY!
And Rebecca thanks for all the rides on the island and the cold beers in the shop!

Visited May 2013
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“I loved this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I would highly recommend the bay of islands college of diving! I completed the Padi Open Water dive programme and loved it! Small class sizes ( we had 2 great instructors for 6 people) and really nice accommodation.

Visited June 2013
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“Diving on Utila Honduras”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Great people & place to dive with, great buzz around the place and the instructors & dive gear were excellent :-)

Visited May 2013
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