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Utila Dive Center

#1 of 18 Tours in Utila Features Animals
| Mango-Inn, Utila 34201, Honduras
+504 2425-3326
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Rescue diver and DM

In just four weeks we were able to complete our rescue diver and divemaster course. It was a lot of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ripley1776
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New York City, New York
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June 2017 IDC Training and IE Exam

I chose UDC as the location for my IDC Training based on their reputation at THE place to go for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tomstickney
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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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 yesterday via mobile

In just four weeks we were able to complete our rescue diver and divemaster course. It was a lot of work (but also fun and great diving) in a short amount of time and I would've like another week but time did not allow. They...More

1  Thank Ripley1776
Reviewed 2 days ago

I chose UDC as the location for my IDC Training based on their reputation at THE place to go for Professional Training- not to mention the Industry Awards they have also received in this category. I found nothing but amazing people around the center and...More

Thank tomstickney
Reviewed 5 days ago

Instructor Ed DelleFamine and hands-on workshop to learn about the inner parts of your scuba gear, break it down and service it. 1st stage, 2nd stage and LPI. Ed is a pro, years experience and constantly looking for better ways of doing things. Professional presentation...More

Thank LittleSwissLou
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to UDC upon recommendation from a close friend. I had done a couple DSD's but now wanted to do my underwater cert. I was paired up with Theresa or T for a one on one class. She was 99% of what makes UDC...More

Thank adamrutkow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

UDC was fantastic. Their courses are made to be super fun and students are made to feel safe and comfortable the whole time. We had amazing instructors (shout out to JLo, Jules and Tom)!! UDC was super inclusive in all their social activities as well...More

Thank Kieran E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the PADI open water course here over 4 and a half days at the start of June. Couldn't recommend this place more for an awesome learning experience. From start to finish it was great, the instructor made damn sure to make it as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat Utila Dive Center, they have an amazing crew of instructors and staff to make sure you have an amazing time on The Rock. I spent 2.5 months there doing the IDC and MSDT programs with them, and the team of Suzy and...More

1  Thank Clive L
MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Clive L! Thanks so much for your review - always great to hear back from people who spent a lot of time with us and we appreciate you letting us know you enjoyed your time here; we enjoyed having you be a part of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Those of you who have taken short course certificate programs and have felt short changed, need not worry about the content of this seminar. The ScubaPro Resort Technician Clinic at UDC is top flight. This is a course with a very professional presentation by instructor...More

1  Thank Jay C
MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jay C! Great to hear you liked the ScubaPro Resort Technician's course - its such a unique skill to develop and its awesome that you were able to be a part of the course with Ed who is so talented and knowledgeable when it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an amazing time at UDC! It's easy to relax on Utila and the diving at UDC was so much fun! To a huge extent this was due to the most competent instructor I could have wished for. JLO and her team, Jules, Tom,...More

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this dive centre enough to other travellers! We had a fantastic experience here, completed our open water dive and then loved it so much we went on to complete the advanced open water. The dive sites are beautiful, and the captains take...More

Thank boweralouise
MktManagerUDC, Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey boweralouise! Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. We just happen to think your visit with us was equally unforgettable! We're very glad to hear that you were able to build such a great connection with JLO, Tom, Jules , Kate, Danny, Luke...More

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AimsCourt
Hi, what is your advice for someone with mild asthma effected mainly by very cold temperatures and who doesn't necessarily want to dive that deep but still experience Utilas diving? Do they have to be signed off by a doctor before they arrive on the island and if so will that delay or prevent them from doing an open water course for example? Thanks, Amy
31 March 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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armin963
Hi Mathew, Thanks for the review. Actually I'm thinking seriously to go to UDC for my DM. My question is do you know any accommodation near and outside of UDC. because Their own facility will be expensive for DM period? Thanks Armin
8 January 2017|
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Response from MktManagerUDC | Property representative |
Sorry about that - you can reach out to us on our Facebook page
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Kyle L
I am looking to stay on Utila for 1-2 months while going from advanced to dive master early next year (feb/mar or mar/apr). I am wondering what people do for accommodations during their stay and how much this costs on average. Also if you can let me know what to expect in terms of moderate food and drink cost it would really help me get a rough estimate for my trip costs. Thanks!
23 October 2015|
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Response from UDCManager | Property representative |
Hi Kyle, Thank you for your interest in our professional training programs and it's great to hear you are keen to join us. There are plenty of apartments you can find on the island and we'll book you 10 nights in our dorms... More
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