NOTICE  Utila Dive Center reopened safely on October 1st, 2020 after the island-wide lockdown in March 2020. We've excitedly welcomed guests and trainees from all over the world since, and have had no issues with COVID! All our programs are running as normal and it is a great time to be on Utila! The [...]


Professional Philosophy

Our Professional Philosophy  There's many reasons we've been awarded #1 PADI Instructor Development Center Worldwide and why our Course Directors are 'Platinum' rated, but most importantly we offer world class training and excel your career. UDC is where real divers come to train and successful dive careers are born! [...]

Professional Philosophy2019-05-23T15:11:20-06:00

Global Job Placement

Global Placement Map The professional training you receive at UDC is just the start. With a network of over hundreds of alumni who work in the Dive Industry - in various roles from Guides to Course Directors - across the world, you'll have the best possible start to your [...]

Global Job Placement2018-04-17T15:17:29-06:00

About UDC

About Us Utila Dive Centre was one of the first dive centers on Utila, established in 1991 making us just 28 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 [...]

About UDC2019-05-08T11:12:48-06:00

Our Ratings as a Dive Facility

Our Ratings as a PADI Career Development Center PADI 5 Star Career Development Center The PADI 5 Star Career Development Dive Center membership level is awarded on an annual basis to progressive PADI Dive Centers which excel in providing dive consumers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience that actively [...]

Our Ratings as a Dive Facility2019-05-23T15:56:29-06:00

Food & Nightlife

Food & Nightlife With such a diverse assortment of travelers from all around the world, as well as a sizable population of fun-loving locals, it's no surprise that Utila has a thriving nightlife. While the favored party location depends on one's mood during the week, places like Treetanic, Tranquila [...]

Food & Nightlife2017-05-02T07:41:49-06:00


Honduras Honduras' Caribbean coast has a mixture of banana-exporting ports, historic towns (in particular Trujillo) beach resorts and Garifuna villages. Honduras has 70 natural reserves, which hopes will be developed as national parks. Natural reserves continue to be established on the Caribbean. Some of the most popular parks are La [...]


Getting Here

Getting Here Utila is located 18 miles of the coast of La Ceiba, you can get to the island via Air or Ferry. You will most likely first arrive in San Pedro Sula, Roatan or Tegucigalpa, then go to the port city of La Ceiba or fly direct from the city you arrived [...]

Getting Here2019-03-01T08:30:43-06:00
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