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Parrots Dive Center

#9 of 19 Tours in Utila
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Address: Main Street, Utila IB3103, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3772
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A locally run and operated dive center . A community oriented Padi 5 star...

A locally run and operated dive center . A community oriented Padi 5 star resort .

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Completely and utterly not what I expected, and counting down the days until I go back

An amazing dive center all around! For a shell-shocked fist-time traveller, stepping out of the tuk tuk and into the shop was highly nerve-wracking. Fortunately, I was met... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MandMss
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing dive center all around! For a shell-shocked fist-time traveller, stepping out of the tuk tuk and into the shop was highly nerve-wracking. Fortunately, I was met by the nicest and most welcoming of staff who over the course of my stay showed me all that the island had to offer and more. Not knowing really what to expect,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so this place sucks!! You can tell this as soon as you get off the boat because there are parrots crew bugging you to stay at their hostel because simply there's better options to choose from. It's misleading because I was shown dorms close to the waters edge but once I signed up to the dive course I was... More 

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Tatiana J, Owner at Parrots Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear " Rancid " We are really sorry to read about your experience with our local diving family . It is a very sad review indeed , very inappropriate as it goes above and beyond anything I have seen before . With prejudiced and Vulgar language, personal insults , profanities and definitely not family friendly comments. It just leads us... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parrots is simply awesome beyond what words can express. Not only do they offer modern gear, super boats, excellent instructors/DMs, unbeatable location, free rooms, but Parrots is also fun, chaotic, unpredictable. And then, when it really matters, it is undeniably professional, caring, flexible. It is a roller coaster, and a very addictive one. No matter you are coming for 2... More 

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Thank guskow
Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parrots is not only an incredible dive center, but a wonderful community as well! Every instructor is so professional and obviously passionate to share Utila's underwater wonderland. Parrots is the best dive center for Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, DM, and specialty courses; I often recommend them to friends and family. The accommodation is unbeatable for backpackers and vacationers alike. Parrots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Cheap dive shop in Utila. Accomodation was included if you were diving that day. If not diving the price was 5 dollars. You get what you pay for as it is very basic, and the bathrooms are not very nice. Staff were helpful with info on diving. The gate to the accomodation is locked by night. There are many tuck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I chose Parrots after having read a good review online, which I'm so happy I read because we had the best week at Parrots and were sooo sad to leave. I did my Open Water with Ernesto - definitely ask if you can have him as an instructor - he is absolutely hilarious but also a super good, passionate teacher... More 

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Thank Cleo P
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

From the first email sent, to the final goodbyes from our 10 days scuba dive trip, everything as perfect. So flexible, so friendly, so inclusive. 3 years later, I still feel apart of the family! I'd recommend Parrots for any of your Utila dive needs. Great price and you get much more then you pay for. If you came to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I did my rescue course and my divemaster with parrots and it was the best choice I could make. Before arriving on the island, I booked my courses in a different dive shop. But after the first day I knew this wasn't a right place for me. So I decided to shop around and I ended up at parrots. During... More 

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Thank Tereza R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I was traveling in Central America last year and wasn't even planning to dive. During my trip I heard amazing things about utila and specifically about parrots and changed my route so I could check it out. It wound up being the best part of my trip. I fell in love with diving and with all the people I met.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I completed my Open Water course with Parrots in May 2016. Although I completed the course successfully and enjoyed the diving experience I was generally disappointed with the service delivered by Parrots Dive Centre for the following reasons: 1. The instructor Danny left me with the impression that he does not enjoy teaching diving and often seemed impatient when I... More 

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