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Utila Dive Center

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Address: | Mango-Inn, 34201, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2425-3326
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The Utila Dive Center is an established dive operation and hotel, offering...

The Utila Dive Center is an established dive operation and hotel, offering all levels of scuba instruction from beginner to PADI Scuba Instructor, including technical and rebreather diving, guided dives, on our beautiful coral reefs with resident whale sharks!

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They are the best when it comes to learning!! The staff is very patience and wants you to learn all you can!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sharklover2
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Joliet, Illinois
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Joliet, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They are the best when it comes to learning!! The staff is very patience and wants you to learn all you can!!

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Thank sharklover2
UDCManager, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi sharklover2, Thank you very much for choosing us for your training and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy you enjoyed the time shared here. Happy travels and hugs from all of us. More 

Sackville, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I received my Open Water and Advanced SCUBA certification at UDC in December and I can highly recommend it. I researched dive centres on Utila before travelling and UDC was highly rated and it did not disappoint. The instructors were highly skilled, knowledgeable, patient and professional. They did not cut corners and because of this training, I feel confident as... More 

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Thank FlipTop69
UDCManager, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi FlipTop69, Thank you very much for leaving this great review about your time here with us. It's so rewarding for us when people recognize the emphasis we put on customer service and the quality of our training. Since we include all the gear with our course prices the equipment does get used a lot. However, everything gets serviced regularly.... More 

Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great adventure, nice people, amazing parties, professional approach of dive instructors and super diving. Well done UDC! But: Average accommodation, no hot water, no A/C, no fridge... Can recommend for young backpackers, students, not for couples. Be careful while traveling in mainland Honduras. My cell phone was stolen in bus from luggage place :-( Bur it certainly was great 10... More 

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Thank JaroBS
UDCManager, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi JaroBS, Thank you so much for choosing us for your vacation and for writing a good review. We are glad you enjoyed the time and training with UtDC. We are sorry you did not enjoy the dorm accommodation included with the course at the Mango Inn, hot water should always be available in all the showers at the hotel,... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of bad dive centers out there that are not concerned about putting someone at risk for a buck. The guys at UDC are the real deal. Professionals who have made diving, aquatic life, and the sea their lives (and also like to have a good time.) I took a course there and it was extremely well... More 

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Thank Robert G
UDCManager, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving this great review about your time here with us and the recommendation. It's so rewarding for us when people recognize the emphasis we put on customer service and the quality of our training. We wish you the best on your following travels and hopefully we can see you back some day. Best regards from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Utila in start January, and we've been here for 10 days! It's been amazing. We started our open water course and ended up doing the advanced as well, because our funny and really nice instructor German convinced us to stay. It's been the best days! Great people from all around the world - open hearted and interesting... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to leave this review. We love sharing our passion for diving with others and its very rewarding when new divers are so enthusiastic. Happy Bubbles. More 

Cusco, Peru
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The above statement is pretty bold so i will justify that and will also justify why i didnt put excellent. I will talk about my experience of Utila Dive Centre (UDC) for the following courses: Dive Master IDC Sidemount Instructor Gas Blender Instructor Nitrox Instructor TEC 40,45,50 Dive Master: I enjoyed this course overall. The content was well presented and... More 

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Thank Jimmy M
UDCManager, Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy, Thank you so much for taking the time for this review. We always appreciate nice feedback but to have such a measured, objective and comprehensive review from an accomplished explorer as yourself means a lot to us. It means so much more as we know you diligently researched for the right facility worldwide for your Instructor and technical... More 

Freetown, Sierra Leone
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I did our open water with UDC and we have nothing but amazing things to say about the school. Our instructions, Herman and Kate were professional, fun, friendly and patient. They took their time to ensure we understood the content before getting us into the water and even then reiterated the messages until we ended the course... More 

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Thank Victoria P
UDCManager, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Victoria P, Thank you very much for diving with us and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy you both enjoyed the time shared here with all of us. Warm Regards! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did a lot of shopping around in Utila before settling on getting my AOW with UDC. UDC appeared to be the most professional game in town - everything was done with a very good eye for detail and safety whilst making sure that everything was also tons of fun. The two fun dives that came with the course we're... More 

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I visited Utila Dive Center to get our open water dive certification. Marylee was extremely professional, courteous and gave us such a great initial dive course, that I stayed to get my advanced certification as well! Everyone we worked with, from the office staff to the other instructors and especially Dennis (our boat captain) were remarkable. They... More 

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Hennessey, Oklahoma
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113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here a while back and as a dive instructor myself, I was impressed by the operation and training here. I took the lion fish course and actually learned something, was professionally taught and most importantly fun.

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