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Utila Dive Center

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| Mango-Inn, Utila 34201, Honduras
+504 2425-3326
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UDC is a high-volume centre, yet it manages that personal touch which means a lot. There's also a... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2017
J_Burg0
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London, United Kingdom
Professional, confident and encouraging

I was very nervous about my visit to UDC to get my scuba certification. It was a bit out of my... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
bosshossox
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Utila, Honduras
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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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| Mango-Inn, Utila 34201, Honduras
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

UDC is a high-volume centre, yet it manages that personal touch which means a lot. There's also a strong emphasis on producing solid, well-rounded divers, which is noticeable through the bonds and teamwork ethic that makes the place tic. A great example of how to...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

I was very nervous about my visit to UDC to get my scuba certification. It was a bit out of my comfort zone but when I arrived I was greeted by super friendly staff to direct me. I was setup with Sam Norton and Clive...More

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Hi bosshossox, Thanks for the terrific review! We love to hear that we we're able to help you step our of your comfort zone and were able to enjoy the course! Sam is such a talented instructor and does his utmost to ensure that his...More

Reviewed February 2, 2017

My IDC was super tough for me as I wasn't prepared for the "theory" side of the exams. Utila Dive Center made sure I had any help I needed, and multiple people put in the extra time for me to make sure I understood and...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I took both our open water and advanced open water certification at Utila Dive Center, and was very pleased with our choice of dive center. Our instructors, Sam and Stefan were very knowledgable and helpful. While UDC is slightly more expensive than...More

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Thank you for the review! Its awesome to hear you enjoyed your time with us! The Advanced Open Water course is a terrific time and its great to know you enjoyed the course with Sam who does a great job of balancing fun and professionalism...More

Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

I did the open water course at UDC. This dive centre does not only look professional due to the in shape equipment, boats and classrooms but has the best instructors you can wish for too! There is great attention for you with instructors and dive...More

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Thanks Htiger! Its awesome you enjoyed the course with us! We are very proud of the standards of our equipment and facilities - having a full time repair technician, the highest standard of scuba gear and a terrific fleet of boats really allows us to...More

Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I came to Honduras to visit a couple of friends who were completing their Divemaster training at UDC. It had been 8 years since I had last dived and 11 years since I received my Open Water cert. I signed up for the Advanced Open...More

2  Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Hi there! I've been diving since 2008 and travelled to a few different countries to dive. When I was in Utila I decided to do my Advanced Open Water on account of the great deals they have with Mango Inn where I was staying, coupled...More

Thank Evan O
Reviewed January 25, 2017

There are plenty of Dive Centres on Utila. I organised my Advanced Open Water course with the UDC because, as an official PADI career centre, they maintain a very high professional quality. I thoroughly enjoyed the dives, the enthusiasm, the clarity, and the natural repetition...More

1  Thank JgbmEdin
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did an open water course in Utila and honestly we couldn't imagine doing it with any other school than Utila Dive Centre and with any other teacher than Aly. There is a very cool vibe at the centre, with super friendly...More

Thank Aleksandra K
Reviewed January 23, 2017

My girlfriend and I had an incredible time learning to dive with Aly & Sabrina at Utila Dive Centre. They ran a small group for our open water which meant we had either the head Instructor Aly, Instructor in training Sabrina, and a DM in...More

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seahunters2000
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Hendrik S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Eric. I know some of the tec/staff divers had a „kill lion fish specialty“ on the boat. But they had to go really deep (30-40m) as there are hardly any lion fish in the shallows. How to freedive spearfish I have no idea... More
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from maggiabroad | Reviewed this property |
Hey AimsCourt....if you are signing up for a diving course and you answer YES to any of the questions and yes, one of those is do you have asthma then they will send you for a doctors approval. You can do this with your own... More
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January 8, 2017|
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