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 promotes aquatic environmental awareness. A PADI 5 Star CDC is active in its community, presenting a professional image consistent with or better than the norm of the marketplace.
Utila Dive Centre has been a PADI Career Development Center since 2002 and is the most popular and successful CDC in Central America. We are the only PADI CDC in Central/Latin America with 3 full-time Platinum Course Directors on staff conducting and overseeing our dive training, and each one of our Course Directors have taught diving on 4 different continents, unlike most home-grown CD’s we have a wealth and diversity of experience to infuse into your training and education. Not only do we train divers from beginner to Instructor, but 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. As a training facility, we issue over 2000 recreational certifications per year, which allows us the best opportunity to give our newly trained Instructors real world experience through our MSDT internship program. Whilst other CDCs may offer the certification, we also provide the training, experience and ongoing support to help you succeed long after the course is over.