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Utila Dive Center

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Address: | Mango-Inn, Utila 34201, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3326
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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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My favorite Dive Shop on Utila... best for classes

Utila Dive Center is my favorite shop on the Island and I've been back 4 times now... twice for a month or two. I've dived with almost all the dive shops but keep coming back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Clint M
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Utila Dive Center is my favorite shop on the Island and I've been back 4 times now... twice for a month or two. I've dived with almost all the dive shops but keep coming back here. I highly recommend it. That said, everyone has their own philosophy and you should find the best fit dive shop for you... so here... More 

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible experience I had at UDC!! It helped me move from Open Water Diver to MSDT, with training in Advanced, Rescue, Divemaster and IDC in between. I could not recommend this school more. Not only is the training and professionalism top caliber, but the atmosphere and environment in which you train, learn, work and have fun is both... More 

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Thank mkunda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just spent a week in Utila, learning to dive at UTC. I had a wonderful experience. Staff is very committed to high quality service, professional focus on safety and respect for the reef. In the end, I did my OW, AOW, and nitrox with them. My special thanks to Alyda, my instructor for her professionalism and great teaching skills.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Utila is and will always be a big part of my life. I decided to take a couple months to travel between jobs and chose Utila because I had read about the Diver Master program at UDC. I had learned to dive a couple years earlier and all my vacations centered around diving. So, I wanted to take it to... More 

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2 Thank Phillysojourn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I was told about UDC, I knew it was the place to complete my IDC. Once I arrived, it was apparent that it was the right choice. With the amazing instruction from Bryony and Andy, I was able to take the IE with confidence and even decided to stay and do my MSDT. UDC has a bit of everything,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found UDC whilst watching their great GoPro skills videos. I wanted to see them for myself. Diving Professional, really helpful and so much fun. these guys met my expectations and way more. Safe to say I'll be back! Mix of training from OW to Instructor and MSDT plus fun dives. Even lion fish culling. Really easy going. I'm here... More 

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

Hi LittleSwissLou - thank you so much for the great review! We're very happy that you enjoyed your time here. We pride ourselves on striking the perfect balance between fun and professionalism and its great that you got to see that first hand. Utila is such a special place, with so many dive sites offering different experiences and its awesome... More 

Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for professional scuba training, look no further. Utila Dive Center is a must stop. The atmosphere is friendly and their facility is top tier. Andy Phillips and Bryony Roberts are incredible teachers who lead an outstanding IDC. I highly recommend this dive shop for your Utila scuba diving experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did my Rescue Diving and EFR course at UDC and I couldnt have made any better choice than this! The course has been great all the way from A to Z! From the very beginning the staff at UDC did all their best to help me accommodate my needs as I was short in time and worked out the... More 

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1 Thank Nessa-00000
MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you Nessa-00000 for the review - much appreciated! We know that there are often times time constraints, travel plans, and all sorts of other considerations to be made when choosing a Dive Center, and we always do the best we can to accommodate our guests' needs - glad to hear it worked out perfectly for you! Aly is a... More 

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience! Great people and an incredible experience since day one. Its a must do if you to Utila.

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Thank jimenaz24
MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you jimenaz24! We appreciate your positive review and we're happy you enjoyed your time here. Our staff and instructors are some of the best in the world and its always great to hear that you had a welcoming and entertaining experience throughout your stay. Best wishes from the UDC family! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can find cheaper places to dive, but this place is very professional with good boats and great people. Doug is a really great instructor! Only downside is the 10-15 minute walk to the accommodation at Mango Inn (included with some courses). If you want to party a lot and stay right next to a dive centre, Underwater Vision might... More 

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Thank Mick1123
MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Mick1123 - thank you for your review. We put a lot of effort in making sure our boats and resources are always in the best condition possible and we pride ourselves in having an incredibly talented team of instructors at the center, so we're glad you had a good time. Doug is a terrific instructor who always does his... More 

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