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  • Here you are our courses in Utila Dive Center


    Often imitated, never surpassed!


Open Water Diver


The Open Water Diver certification is the 1st complete PADI certification you can earn and the most chosen course for beginners worldwide. This license is the most recognized in the dive industry and will allow you to dive anywhere in the world, independent of professional supervision, to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.  This license is your passport to adventure and the key to open the door of the wonderful underwater world.

Utila Dive Centre's instructors are all qualified, at least, as PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers and class ratios are kept 4:1, meaning there is 1 instructor for every 4 students, plus additional support from Divemasters, this guarantees personal attention and the highest quality training in the region. The reef system around Utila is the perfect environment for you to learn scuba diving, with warm water all year round, calm seas and dive sites from 3 minutes away.

Our boat fleet is reliable and fast with a lot of space for a comfortable ride to and from dive sites.

We are currently offering 2 additional fun dives with this package at the end of the course.

At UDC we also have a great sundeck, floaties, seaside bar, complimentary kayak use, snorkeling off our dock and weekly BBQ parties and game nights.

Contact us for price, which includes all books, materials, PADI fees, rental gear, taxes and 5 nights in our Backpacker Dorm Rooms at our hotel the Mango Inn, which includes access to the fresh water pool. Upgrades to private rooms and cabins with A/C are available. There are no other hidden charges for the course!!

Normal Course Time: 4 1/2 days

Want to take more time and have a private instructor? Then you can GoSlow! this options allows you to take the course in 7 days and a max of 2 students per instructor. Email us now!

Course time: 4 ½ days

Content: 5 academic modules, 5 confined water training sessions and 4 open water dives.

Maximum depth allowed: 18 meters/60 feet

Prerequisites: +10 years old, no previous experience necessary.

Next Step: Advanced Open Water Diver

© eLearning by PADI available if you want to start the course online and finish it with UDC once you are on the island!


For all recreational reservations we request a $200 dollar deposit + 6% Paypal fee = $212 (for professional training please contact us for reservations). This partial payment will ensure your accommodation (in a dorm at the Mango Inn), materials and course will be reserved for you when you arrive.

PayPal is one option for paying for your deposit or your entire bill online. For Hondurans, another is to make a deposit at a local Credomatic or Banco Atlantida bank branch within Honduras.

Either way you can pay for your course costs, accommodation and deposit using one of these methods prior to your visit to Utila. Please bear in mind there is an 4% surcharge on credit cards in Honduras.

For packages and some special offers, full payment must be completed prior to the start of the course.

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Email for recreational courses: reservations@utiladivecenter.com
Email for professional training: gopro@utiladivecenter.com


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