Utila Dive Centre can lead you through your Career in Diving and Scuba Education
As the premier PADI Career Development Center in the Caribbean and Central America, and also a 5 Star resort, we have the highest rating awarded to an Instructor Development Center and have been voted #1 Instructor Development Center in recent years by both PADI and Sport Diver (unprecedented!!). Our resident Course Directors and staff instructors can provide expert guidance and professional instruction from all levels, from beginner to technical Instructor, and we offer the broadest range of specialty training than any other facility in the Bay Islands, not just PADI programs but also technical diver training, sidemount, rebreather classes and marine ecology training, plus DAN programs.
PADI Professional Courses
The Divemaster program welcomes you to the ranks of a PADI dive professional. Take the first step in your dive career and come join us at Utila Dive Centre in Honduras for your training. A wonderful change in lifestyle awaits! The Divemaster rating is the most sought after professional qualification in the dive industry.
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In addition to our well structured and comprehensive Divemaster program with unlimited diving and the coral watch surveying, we are now offering all our candidates a choice of 1 additional PADI distinctive specialty (included [...]
Authorized ScubaPro Resort Equipment Technician We are the exclusive Scubapro technician training facility in the Bay Islands. Now in addition to offering all our Divemaster and Instructor candidates the [...]
PADI Specialty Instructor Courses +
This 1 and a half day course trains you to conduct and certify divers and non-divers in the Emergency First Response program. The course teaches you how to conduct both primary and secondary care options including oxygen providing and 'automated external defibrillator' orientation.
Qualify as a PADI 'Master Scuba Diver Trainer' and put more variety into your teaching and increasing your employability by enrolling in this program immediately after the PADI Instructor Exam and gaining practical experience and certifications.
Build upon your foundation as a PADI Instructor and join the Instructor Development process. You'll benefit from taking your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in one of the most successful PADI Career Development Centers in the world and learning from the most experienced PADI Course Directors in Central America and the Caribbean.
This rating is awarded to experienced dive instructors. Master Instructors have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI system of diver education and is the highest recreational Instructor rating in the PADI system of diver education. The MI rating is a prerequisite to become a PADI Course Director.
The Sidemount Instructor course will teach you how to supervise sidemount training and assemble scuba equipment so that the tank(s) are worn on the diver's sides instead of their back. This course is not just for technical divers and has many advantages for recreational divers and professionals!
This program will allow you to teach different blending methodologies, explain the potential hazards related to handling oxygen and demonstrate the steps related to oxygen cleaning equipment. As demand for exotic technical diving gases continues to grow, increase your employment opportunities by qualifying to train DSAT Gas Blenders.
IYT International Yacht Training
This program incorporates everything that a dive boat operator would be required to know from the moment the boat left the dock until its safe return to port and is an amazing compliment to our PADI Divemaster and Instructor courses.
We are often asked what the difference is between IYT and the RYA and why should someone choose one over the other, here are some facts regarding the differences between IYT and RYA, as provided by IYT January 2013.
IAHD-Americas Dive Partner
IAHD-Americas are the world's premier adaptive scuba training & certification agency, learn special considerations for guiding/diving with disabled divers though IAHD's exclusive facility in the Bay Islands, the Utila Dive Center.