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    Often imitated, never surpassed!

  • Our Team

    Get to know the UDC family

  • About us

  • Here you are our courses in Utila Dive Center


    Often imitated, never surpassed!


Fun Dives

Old Tom Resort Boat

Looking to do some recreational fun diving? We have a boat exclusively for fun divers that goes to the north side every day and its never crowded.

About Us

Utila Dive Centre was one of the first dive centers on Utila, established in 1991 making us just 22 years ‘young’.

And today we are the most established, reputable and referred dive center on Utila, founded and managed by several diving enthusiasts and PADI Instructors who after traveling throughout Central America and the Caribbean, who wanted to offer diving in a professional, safe and enjoyable manner to travelers visiting Utila. Since then Utila Dive Centre has evolved and grown to become a full service dive operation, catering to beginners, professional interns, environmentalist, technical divers and resort divers.  Our dive center is complimented with a beautiful hotel the Mango Inn complete with swimming pool, we have probably trained more scuba divers than any other dive facility in the Bay Islands and Caribbean and are one of the most awarded PADI Career Development Centers worldwide, and after reading this section you’ll enjoy why!

Our Team

  • Sabina

  • Dan

  • Andy

    Andy - Course Director

  • Bryony - IDC Staff Instructor

  • Suzy - Course Director

  • Dani - Head Instructor

  • Scott - GoTEC Program Lead

  • Jemma - GoEco Program Lead

  • Mary - Head Divemaster

  • Aly

  • Jake

  • Doug

  • Nico

  • Sam

  • Chuksy

  • Denis

  • Joseph

  • Cookie

What Sets Us Apart

Unmatched Success & Employability for our PADI Pro's!

Your Dive Career starts here.....

IYT yacht training, boat courses, boat handling, coxswains, dive boat mate, utila, bay islands, honduras

Professional Philosophy

PADI IDC, Divemaster, Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

There's many reasons we've been awarded #1 PADI Instructor Development Center Worldwide and why our Course Directors are 'Platinum' rated!

Our History

In the early 1990s, the dive industry on Utila as throughout the Bay Islands and much of the Caribbean was in its infancy, with few centers and training programs and only basic dive services offered. 

Utila Dive Centre (UDC) was set up in 1991 by a group of passionate Diving Instructors who wanted to create a dive training facility which offered amazing dive experiences and educational programs for visitors in Utila. Throughout the 1990’s we built a reputation as a professional dive center offering superior customer service on the island of Utila and throughout the Bay Islands, and introduced thousands of divers, from beginner to dive professionals, to the underwater world in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner.

Mission Statement and Vision

Every diver or student that visits us is trained to the highest possible standard and educated with superior customer service whilst being treated as a friend and a lifelong member of the Utila Dive Center family.

Without our divers we wouldn’t be able to share what we love and are passionate about, the ocean. Our most valued asset is you, helping us spread our mission and philosophies to other divers.

Fun at UDC



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7 nights, 5 trimix dives north side, air, manifold, tanks (2 tanks 80ft and 2 tanks 40ft), support diver, breakfast and dinner, Utila airport/ferry transfers to hotel and dive center uppon arrival, welcome cocktail, all taxes and reefes included.

Our ratings as a dive facility

Confined water training at the Mango Inn pool
  • PADI 5 Star Career Development Center
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Business Members
  • PADI TecRec Facility
  • IAHD-Americas Facility
  • International Yacht Training Facility

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