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“a great week of diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Utila Cays Diving

Utila Cays Diving
Ranked #6 of 18 Tours in Utila
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dive in style from the Utila Cays to the beautiful unspoiled north side of the island aboard our custom built dive boat. We provide dive valet service, unlimited dive times, small group ratios for both courses and fun dives. Our experienced and professional guides and instructors will show you the best of the Caribbean.
Utila, Honduras
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“a great week of diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

we just spent a great week diving with utila cays diving and we were very happy with our experience.
no cattle car dive boats here, they picked us up each morning from our beach, had our gear already cleaned and set up and we never dove with more than six other people.
this is the closest dive operation to utila' famous north side and we dove those sites every day. bogdan the owner is very professional as was his assistant jimmy and the personable skipper edgar always had a smile.
great prices, great service and great diving, who could ask for more?

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hooray for UCD. No cattleboats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Bogdan and his team were great. As beginners, he teamed my girlfriend and I with Dive Master Mike who catered to our every need. I give Bogdan and the team at Utila Cays Diving 5 stars for having a small group and taking us diving where ever we wanted.

UCD's full valet service made it easy for us since he came to our rental house and took care of all the paperwork. All the gear was ready for us prior to every dive.

As of this writing UCD is still a start up, but they are clearly on their way to becoming 5 star business.

Visited April 2013
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East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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“Amazing comfortable diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Our group just finished diving with Utila Cays Diving. Bogdan, Mike and Edgar were the most accomodating crew I have ever had the pleasure to dive with. Bogdan came to our vacation rental, did the paperwork, gave us the details of our upcoming week, and asked us about our diving experience levels, needs, etc.
The crew carried our gear to the boat from our house, and we never had to worry about our gear all week. They took care of it, even our wet suits were rinsed and kept for us.
I was alittle nervous at the beginning of our week, hadn't been diving in 2 years and have a tendency to getting seasick. Bogdan made sure I was good all week, even watched the wind reports and scheduled the dive sites accordingly to reduce rough boat rides. This did not effect the quality of diving. We had dive levels from instructor to beginner and everyone was happy. Our group does not like "cattle boats" we had the boat for our group and only 2 other divers. 8 total, and plenty of room on the new boat. Even a cinnamon bun between dives!
We were one of the only dive shops to see whale sharks, thanks to captain Edgar! We bragged on the plane coming home, and every diver there was green with envy! Also seahorses, great corals, plenty of beautiful fish, spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks and the most friendly turtle I have ever met.
I have never took the time to review a dive shop. Utila Cay Diving has a bright future if they continue this level of customer service. Thank you for making our trip great!

Visited April 2013
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East Berlin, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
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“Great Dive Shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Bogdan and his team (Edgar the Captain and Mike the DM) provided exceptional service by picking us up at our dock, assembling gear, detail dive briefings, BOTTOM TIME FOR AS LONG AS YOUR AIR LASTED, rinsing and storing of equipment. The team provided as much info on marine life identification and biology as one preferred. Best of all, Capatin Edgar, as a native, had unique information to put Utila Cays Diving on whalesharks! We were the envy of dive shops on Utila and Roatan as most were unsuccessful finding them. And the seahorses......Bogdan knows their locations!

Rates are reasonable/fair. Accomodations were made for shore diving. Emergency gear was provided for broken equipment. Solid and sound boat for diving. Easy entry and exit from the boat. The boat appears very well maintained. As this is the closest shop to many dive shops, the slow speed of the boat was not an issue. We dove 5 days with paying customers ranging from 8 to 10 people split between Bogdan and Mike resulting in very small dive teams.

The people make the difference and Bogdan insures that his staff put the customer first.

Visited April 2013
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Lake Providence, Louisiana
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Dive Company yet!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We just finished diving with Bogdan and his crew, Dive Master Mike and Captain Edgar! What an amazing week! We were treated like royalty! The staff went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time!!! And, we did! When Captain Edgar got the call from his fisherman cousin that there were whale sharks in the area, Bogdan and his staff made a bee line out to the location. It didn't matter that it was 30 min out in the ocean from where we were. They were determined we WOULD see the sharks! And, they were right. We dropped seven times and saw three different whale sharks! Amazing. All week we were treated to this type of customer service. Would definitely recommend this dive company!!!

Visited April 2013
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