Utila Dive Center

Country: Honduras
Traveler Activity: Adventure /History & Culture /Walking, Climbing & Trekking /Water Activities & Cruises /Wildlife & Nature


PADI Scuba Diving Courses, Fun Dives and Career Internships to Divemaster and Instructor.

The Utila Dive Centre is the Premier PADI Career Development Centre in Central America and the Caribbean and is located in the Caribbean Bay Islands of Honduras, offering diving packages, accommodation, PADI certification courses from beginner to Instructor (monthly PADI IDCís), GoPro internship programs, marine ecology training. There is no other facility in Utila, Honduras or elsewhere in Central America that has such a combination of experience, commitment and enthusiasm and we aim to provide our divers and students with more than just diver education and that is what makes our team so successful. We are on the cutting edge of training and conservation and set the standard for so many dive operations and professionals in the region. In the last few years we have received countless awards from PADI for our training programs and in 2011 and 2010 we were awarded the best PADI IDC center worldwide by Sport Diver and the Instructor Development award by PADI Americas. In 2011 we also received the Green Star award from PADIís Project Aware after an environmental audit on our facility, and from 2006 - 2009 we also received the PADI Project Aware Environmental Achievement Award. In 2006 the 'Divers Alert Network' (DAN) rewarded our Instructor trainers for their commitment to promoting safe diving and in 2004 we were voted No 1 Dive Facility worldwide for entry level training by PADI Americas. Our PADI Course Directors (Instructor Trainers) have received countless Certificates of Excellence for their Instructor Training Programs and hold the Platinum status ratings. Our PADI internship programs are ideal for divers who wish to GoPro and train to become PADI Divemasters or Instructors in our immersion environment, and gain experience assisting on PADI recreational courses and specialty diver training. We offer intensive internships for Open Water to Divemaster in 8 weeks and as part of our Divemaster internships all candidates partake in the Project Aware Coral Watch program and learn about identifying diseased corals and recording data for the University of Queensland. For certified divers we also offer training to Instructor in 8 weeks. If you are a complete beginner and wish to train to Instructor we also have 6 month beginner to Instructor programs. Utila is the ideal destination to gain experience whilst interning, unlimited diving, great conditions with coral reefs and Whale sharks, and very affordable living with a fun and social lifestyle.

Reasons for Travel

Utila Dive Center Website

  • Coral reefs
  • Whale sharks
  • Caribbean lifestyler
  • Advanced Diver training
  • Quality instruction

Travel Products

  • Professional internships
  • Career training
  • Fun dive packages
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Technical diver training

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