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Utila Dive Center

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| Mango-Inn, Utila 34201, Honduras
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Outstanding dive centre

Along with my girlfriend I undertook the rescue course at UDC. The course was taught in a group... read more

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Harry1066x
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Phenomenal dive school

I have just finished my rescue course with UDC. The whole place is unbelievably organised, the... read more

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Bron W
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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

Along with my girlfriend I undertook the rescue course at UDC. The course was taught in a group of 4 over 4.5 days and was a thoroughly positive experience from start to finish. The instructor was Ivanna and she was absolutely great. The course was...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have just finished my rescue course with UDC. The whole place is unbelievably organised, the staff are so friendly and it’s such a great community. I undertook the rescue diver course to improve my confidence with diving and was lucky enough to have Ivana...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did my open water PADI with UDC and couldn’t recommend it more (especially my instructor Mat). The course was so much fun and UDC really care about making you feel comfortable and safe as well as making sure you have the best time. If...More

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MktManagerUDC, Front Office Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi ellieadams2018! We are so happy you had a good time here at UDC. Mat is a fantastic instructor that balances very well following the standards of the course, safety and of course having fun during training! Our divemaster team is one of the most...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Super fun and professional institution, I made my Open Water certification and it was awesome. Utila is great place to be.More

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MktManagerUDC, Front Office Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi orellana1403! Thank you so much for your review. Here at UDC we are very proud of our team. The instructors and divemasters focus on the safety of every single dive, program, curse and also how to make things fun for everyone. Our fast and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone involved in my experience at UDC was a true professional. I did extensive research and contemplation prior to making a decision on where to do my Divemaster internships and am more than pleased with my decision to dive with these pros. Superior, professional and...More

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MktManagerUDC, Front Office Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi jascqueslafleur! We are so happy to hear you had a good experience on your divemaster program. Our entire team goes far and beyond to make everyone feeling happy and comfortable. Our divemaster program is highly organized, looking not only to comply with the highest...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend and I went to Utila and we choose UDC adviced from another traveller and we have been really satisfied of the course! Our super enthusiastic teacher, Ivana, was fun and professional, and she speaks properly at least 3 languages, that makes really easy...More

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MktManagerUDC, Front Office Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mmai7! Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your course with Ivana. Her, as the rest of the instructors on our team, work very hard to make sure our programs are safe and fun! Our equipment...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very professional even though most of the instructors are pretty young they follow the padi rules and don't sacrifice safety at any step during a course. They are a perfect example of how you can do things correctly and still have lots of fun in...More

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MktManagerUDC, Front Office Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi rotopmet! We are very happy to hear you had a good experience with us during your stay. Hope and our entire team of instructors and divemasters is one of the most experience on the island. The different backgrounds, nationalities and ages of our instructors...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took a group of students (fresh open water) to dive. UDC group was the best. Safe, friendly, fun, and super helpful. We all loved going diving with them. I will be back!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about UDC, my experience in getting my Open Water, and everyone there! From my initial email conversation with Manny- while inquiring about rates and dates, I explained my potential predicament: I travel on a standby basis, so if a...More

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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Deidre, We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time at UDC!! Scott is indeed a brilliant instructor (from Scotland), he will always go above and beyond to make sure students have a great experience, his passion for diving really comes across...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue bayou -> take a boat (every hour) To neptunes restaurant I can't recommend Utila Dive Center and Instructor Ivana enough! Wonderful people, very professional and organized, they take good care of their equipment, keep class sizes small, and they have top of the line...More

Thank Joelle R
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MktManagerUDC, Public Relations Manager at Utila Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Joelle, Thank you for such a lovely and detailed review. We think that Ivana would be happier as a seahorse, as you know she loves to be in the water. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your specialty courses and all...More

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katie k
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Visibility is pretty good most of the time. 15-20m. Occasional windy days or rain reduce it temporarily but it’s not been bad through May.
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