Utila Dive Center
Utila Dive Center
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Utila, Honduras
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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allycat6h
United States33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I had the best experience taking the GoEco course with Laura. I cannot recommend this course enough! Laura did a fabulous job incorporating various conservation experiences into our course. Our group had the opportunity to help BICA with lobster monitoring, coral nursery maintenance, and more!

Laura is incredibly passionate about marine conservation. She was made for this position! Her excitement about the ocean, especially the sharkies, was passed along to her students. Every class with a blast with Laura!

Not only is Laura well versed in the conservation world, with a background in Biology and experience in shark conservation, but she also created the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease specialty for PADI. We learned from the best when applying the treatment.

A huge thanks to Laura! I wish I could stay forever and take this course every day! If you're thinking about this course, DO IT!
Written June 16, 2024
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DJ
Toronto, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Amazing instruction from Shaun and Duncan for two different specialities. Incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and fun! The entire UDC community including staff and students is also so supportive and friendly, perfect for a solo traveller like me! UDC is the spot to be on Utila if you have any interest in diving.
Written June 13, 2024
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Sky M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
UDC were absolutely brilliant. Instantly, I was impressed by how friendly, inspiring and knowledgable the community at UDC was. Personally, I completed my Open Water and Advanced Open Water with Ruth who is a fantastic instructor! Would 100% recommend UDC for anyone visiting Utila looking to complete certifications. Furthermore, ‘The Mango Inn’ hotel included in the certification package was pretty sweet. Thanks to the staff at UDC!
Written June 3, 2024
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Helene H
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Did my rescue and DM, very professional and great instructors, Anton is an absolute legend and can recommend everyone to go dive with Justin. 10/10 go dive here!
Written May 19, 2024
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Freya
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
i had the best time doing my DM at UDC and can only highly recommend. Having Jules as a mentor was such a privilege, I really feel like i lucked out, she handled everything so well and really taught me how to be a better diver. I was lucky enough to work with Ruth on some specialisms and she made me feel super comfortable and safe, and ensured I got the most out of the experience. I also worked with Anton, Justin, and Duncan and thoroughly enjoyed every interaction I had with them all. Devin and Duncan also handle the resort boat so well, it’s a real pleasure to watch! It is the most professional place i have (and ever will) dive, smoothly and perfectly run and puts and emphasis on safety and making sure divers have a great time. if you have ever considered doing a course, this is the place to go. thanks UDC!
Written May 14, 2024
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Russ H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Spent 3 months doing my Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and Divemaster courses. The top notch instruction mixed with the vibes of the island made for the best 3 months of my life.
Ruth and Arash made me into a competent diver and I'll never forget what they've done for me.
UDC rocks!!!!
Written May 14, 2024
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Susan2163
Denver, Colorado, USA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had such a good experience with the dive masters and the crew. Ruth, Thomas, Devin, and Duncan were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and fun. We had a beginner diver getting her open water certification and two advanced divers together and the dive team made this experience seamless and enjoyable for all. When we go back to Útila we will dive with UDC again. The island is so laid back and the food is exceptional. The whole trip exceeded our expectations.
Written May 4, 2024
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Sandra
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is a really friendly dive centre which is very well organised and run. We hired our equipment and everything looked as good as new. The diving was fantastic, and with an early start you can easily fit 4 dives into the day, or have a later start and just do 2. The dive centre has a cafe and bar with good snacks and everyone stays for a beer after the last dives of the day so it's lovely to sit and chat about the days diving with everyone. We had great dives guides, but a special mention for Ruth who was so patient and helpful and works so hard to make sure you have a great dive.
Written April 29, 2024
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Adrian H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
My instructor Ruth did a fabulous job in teaching us the ABC of scuba diving at the Open Water Course. She explained everything to us and took her time no matter how many questions we had and all in such a humorous fun way. In the open water I felt very safe from the beginning because of her. Everything is very organized and professional! I highly recommend!
Written April 26, 2024
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Greg P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What a fantastic dive! My daughter and I were treated with 2 wonderful dives. I live in Roatan, so I am familiar with this type of diving, this was extra special. Devin, our dive master was outstanding. She was knowledgeable, friendly and an absolute pleasure. Our boat captain Ray set us up for the highlight of the day with a quick splash with a pod of dolphins. The entire boat crew jumped through the hoops to make this happen. We were able to swim with this pod for over ten minutes. These folks helped us to experience life time memories. Thank you UDC.
Written April 24, 2024
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