Where we are diving
Right on the edge of the Mesoamerican Barrier reef lies Utila, a small island off the coast of Honduras. While diving the clear Caribbean waters, you are bound to see eagle rays, hawksbill sea turtles, nurse sharks, parrotfish, angel fish and seahorses.
Utila has over 80 dive sites to choose from, ranging from wreck diving to swim throughs to shallow corals. Utila is also known as one of the whale shark capitals of the Caribbean. You may get lucky and have the chance to snorkel with one of these magnificent animals.
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Kevin Marks, Open Water Diver Instructor
Kevin has been a Dive Pro with Diventures since September of 2019. He enjoys the warm, salty waters of Cozumel and Roatán, the frigid freshwater of Lake Michigan, and plenty of oceans, lakes, and quarries in between. He also enjoys macro photography. Kevin’s favorite part about being an Instructor is introducing new people to the underwater environment, helping them overcome their fears and finding that aha moment when a new skill or technique suddenly clicks.
Top reasons you should travel with us to Utila!
1. Whale Sharks! Utila is one of the only places on the planet where whale sharks are documented year-round, so no matter when you travel to Utila, there’s a chance you’ll be lucky enough to swim with one.
2. Second largest barrier reef in the world. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world and is teeming with marine life.
3. Kayaking. You’ll have access to complimentary kayaks while on the island.
Where we are staying
Utila Lodge has eight beautiful island-style private rooms built out over the Caribbean with modern amenities, private bathrooms, and private screened in porches. Each room has a queen and a double bed and the bathrooms have his and her sinks. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV and free high-speed wireless internet. The beds are comfy, the rooms are spacious and the private porches are the perfect place to unwind.
Utila Lodge will exceed your expectations with personalized service, incredible diving and five star hospitality!
- Diver: $2,060
- Non-diver: $1,850
- Single diver: $2,400
Deposit and payments
- 1st deposit: $500 Upon Signup
- 2nd deposit: $500 February 24, 2023
- 3rd deposit: $500 April 24, 2023
- Full Balance: May 24, 2023
- Pre-trip meeting: May 21, 2023
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- 7 nights accommodations at Utila Lodge
- 6 days of 3 boat dives per day including 2 night dives (barring the afternoon dive on the last day if it conflicts with their departures flight’s time)
- 6 days of 3 full meals a day plus dinner the night of arrival and breakfast the morning of departure
- Use of tanks, weights and belts
- Use of sea kayaks
- Complimentary welcome cocktail and bottle of wine
- Local transfers to and from the Utila airport or ferry dock.
What’s not included
- Fish ID
- Perfect Buoyancy
- SeaLife Micro 3.0 camera
- Sola 2000 Dive Light
What prior travelers say
“I have been on over five trips with Diventures and plan to keep coming back! The staff is friendly and the trip leaders are great.”
One of the leading marine research groups in Utila is The Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center (WSORC). WSORC is the only non-profit to have been granted a research permit to study whale sharks by the Honduran Environmental Department. Their team established the Whale Shark Encounter Guidelines to promote responsible eco-tourism. In 2008, these guidelines passed through the Honduran parliament as the government made more efforts to protect the Whale Sharks from unsustainable tourism practices.
WSORC also leads studies and removal efforts of the invasive Lionfish species. Along with other non-profits on the island, they help maintain a coral nursery, study the health of the reef and participate in numerous community engagement projects with the local schools.
During your stay at the Utila Lodge, marine biologists will give presentations on whale sharks and any other topic you may be interested during the evenings at the bar.
Know Before You Go
Electricity – There are no adapters required. If you’re visiting from the States, you won’t need to worry about an adapter for your cell phone or computer.
Temperature – Temperatures around this time of year will be around 80º. Normal water temperature will range between 79-80 and currents will be light to moderate. The typical visibility is around 100 feet.
Money – The U.S. dollar is widely accepted. Be sure to bring small bills.
Dress Code – As laid back as you want. You’re in paradise on your own island.
Passport – Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.
Language – English