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Utila Dive Center

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Address: | Mango-Inn, Utila 34201, Honduras
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+504 2425-3326
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Utila Dive Centre is an established dive operation and hotel, offering...

The Utila Dive Centre is an established dive operation and hotel, offering all levels of scuba instruction from beginner to PADI Scuba Instructor, including Tec diving.

Utila Dive Centre has been a PADI Career Development Center since 2002 and is the most popular and successful CDC in Central America. We have Instructor level continuing education courses (Specialty Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, IDC Staff Instructor) and internships that add real value to your training with us.

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professional, organised and fun

I dove all week with UDC and they have a fabulous operation! Their boats are fast and comfortable. Morning trips usually go to the north side (many operation don't go there at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I dove all week with UDC and they have a fabulous operation! Their boats are fast and comfortable. Morning trips usually go to the north side (many operation don't go there at all). While on that side the captain went out of his way to try to find whalesharks and dolphins cruising the area and frequently succeeds. Mary was my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did my divemaster with Utila Dive Centre and absolutely loved every moment of it! There are many dive centres to choose from on the island but none come close to the level of professionalism, safety, and fun that UDC has to offer. Every instructor and divemaster was friendly, knowledgeable, and went out of their way to answer any questions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to UDC to do my Open Water certification, and it was amazing. The staff are very well trained, friendly, and professional. There is a fun atmosphere with weekly barbecues and a nice small bar/restaurant to have cheap and good food, and relax with a drink beside all the new diving friends you'll make! If I didn't have somewhere... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I showed up on the day of my first diving experience and from the start Dan made sure that me and my friend were comfortable with all the gear and preparations needed. Every thing after the first time I put my regulator in was guided to the greatest extent possible by Dan. I had an awesome experience diving with Dan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Utila Dive Centre to do our open water course based on the Lonely Planet recommendation, and we were not disappointed. The program was very professional, safe, efficient and our instructor Aly was an excellent (and natural) teacher. Over the 5 days we went from knowing nothing at all about SCUBA to being confident completing two of our own... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you Faithful84 for your terrific review! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your course! Aly is a tremendous instructor who always conducts her courses in a safe, comfortable and entertaining environment so we're really glad to hear you were comfortable with the skills learned in the course! We are very proud of the fact that we are able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dan and the UDC team did a wonderful job teaching me all the skills I needed for PADI Open Water and Advanced Certification. I thought I would be too afraid for night diving but I was so confident in what I had learned and in the dive instructors who led the dive I was not nervous at all. It was... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi GiGiBucketList! Thank you for the fantastic review! Its really great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Dan does a terrific job of creating very comfortable and safe learning experiences, so we love to hear from people who enjoy his courses and are able to get over any fears or uncertainty in his courses! The Advanced Open Water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I showed up on the day of my diving without a reservation and they were able to accommodate me. They also were able to give me free accommodation in their dorm. Overall great experience, the dive guide was very professional and helpful "Mary!" They kept an eye out for whale sharks and dolphins. Didn't get a chance to see a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They make you sign a document saying you will not say anything bad about them or else lose your instructor certification. If you do tell the truth about how unsafe or rushed the courses are you are threatened with legal action. How many people have you silenced?

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UDCManager, Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Wade, This is simply untrue. We require nothing of the sort and we are honest, transparent and ethical in how we ask for customer feedback, these are values which allow us to evolve and deliver outstanding customer service, your untrue allegations would never serve us in the long run. This review does seem very suspicious and from a brand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am currently doing my DM here and it is absolutely amazing. The school and staff are really professional, the boats and all the equipment are great and the diving is beautiful. I did the Fish ID course last week with Jemma. If you are here you should really consider taking this course as you learn so much about the... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks Margriet Z! We appreciate your review and its really good to hear you're enjoying the DM course. Our professional development program is often imitated but never surpassed, and its great that your making the most out of it. Its particularly great to hear you've had the opportunity to spend time with Jemma, our terrifically talented resident Marine Biologist and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just completed my Rescue with my GF @ UDC. Here's my quick overview: Been here a couple of years ago for fun diving only, had a good time and decided to come back for Rescue course. The business: You can have a good idea how a business is run when all is smooth sailing, but, when problems arise...THAT is when... More 

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you Do_moreandmore! We appreciate your review and its fantastic to hear you had a good experience with us. While we always want everything to run as smoothly as possible, we are proud of our ability to deal with any issues that may come up quickly and without causing any inconvenience to you, and thats a big credit to our... More 

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