Scuba Diving in Utila, Honduras, Caribbeans

Scuba dive in one of the world's best dive destination: Utila, Bay islands, Honduras. Chilled and relaxed Caribbean lifstyle, great weather, fantastic atmosphere, exciting nightlife and, oh yeah, superb diving, and a chance to swim with the world's biggest fish - The Whale Shark, make Utila a dream destination.

Working Full-Time and Getting Your Travel Fix

Coming back to work in the US at a full-time corporate job after traveling and working abroad for years was a total 180, to say the least. One of the hardest things to adjust to was the longer hours,

Health Information for Travelers to Honduras - Traveler view | Travelers' Health | CDC

Official U.S. government health recommendations for traveling. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How To Choose The Best Travel Camera

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Travel Vaccination Guide: Which Shots Do You Need?

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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

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A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

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8 Tips for Volunteer Teaching Abroad

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6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

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Win a Trip Around the World Contest (Updates)

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Homepage - GoPro Utila

GoPro Utila-PADI IDC & Divemaster internships and PADI Scuba Instructor courses with a difference! Welcome to GoPro Utila! We were nominated and voted winners of PADI Americas and Sport Divers Instruc

And the winner is….

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the

Alone-But-Not-Lonely at the Holidays

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The Best Lesbian Travel Blogs

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Money & Travel: How to Manage It, Stretch It and Hide It

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How I Take Care of Sensitive Skin While Traveling

For me, trying to maintain sensitive skin while traveling is one of the most difficult and exasperating parts of the whole adventure. I’ve found that a strict minimalist approach works best, and b

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world

Utila Dive Centre - Instructor Development Course - November IDC Highlights

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Meet the Utila Dive Center Team - Duncan from England

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15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures.

October IDC Course in Action - Utila Dive Center - Instructor Training

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I Run Bondi

You can download the full version of "Just Keep Running" for free here: make your own "I Run" video, simply download the m

17 Best Travel Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust

These are some of the best travel books ever (in my opinion). If you're looking for travel inspiration, you can't go wrong with this wonderful collection of travel stories & helpful guides.

Meet the Utila Dive Centre Team - Jemma from England!

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2018 Tour Announcement: Travel With Me To Kamchatka, Russia!

You guys have been asking to travel with me for years, now I'm finally going to make it happen! Join me this spring for my first adventure travel & photography tour to Kamchatka.

Meet the Utila Dive Centre Team - Teresa from Denmark!

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Why I Quit Being A Digital Nomad (And Moved Back To The US)

Last week I spent all day packing up a small U-haul trailer with my belongings, preparing to move to Los Angeles, California. It felt a bit surreal after 7 years living as a digital nomad

Advanced Underwater Video Course - GoMEDIA @ Utila Dive Centre

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Flying Over The Grand Canyon In A Helicopter From Vegas

The helicopter's rotor fired up, whirring above our heads. Our pilot took the controls and we suddenly began to hover off the ground, rising into the sky above Las Vegas.

Diving with Dolphins

You may have been swimming with dolphins, but have you ever been diving with them?!? Check out this awesome footage as some playful dolphins decide to join one of our dives!For more information and r

Cuba Travel Guide: Things To Do, Costs, & Travel Tips

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Why Is Asheville North Carolina So Cool?

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PADI Women's Dive Day 2017 - Celebrating Women In Scuba Diving at Utila Dive Centre

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Professional Underwater Video and Photography Courses - GoMEDIA - Utila Dive Centre

Utila Dive Center now offers an incredible opportunity for you to dive into the world of advanced and professional level underwater photography and film production. This goes beyond your typical PAD

Underwater Photography Course - GoMEDIA @ Utila Dive Centre - Jai Otto 2017

Check out this showreel from one of our recent GoMEDIA courses! For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.utiladivecentre.comFollow us on facebook

Specialised Training for Career Enhancement

At GoProUtila and Utila Dive Centre we have a proven success in our training programs and can offer you training in IAHD Adaptive Teaching (disabled divers), International Yacht Training and the Diver

Announcement: This blog has moved to!

Hey travelers!  Big news!  We’re changing our name and web address to! At the new address, you’ll find the same travel and photography-oriented content you’ve enjoyed here,

Becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor

“Because my worst nightmare is to wake up old and grey, thinking about all the things I didn’t do!” –  Start your journey to becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor and living the dream lifestyle an

Island Lifestyle & Environment

Utila is the real Caribbean, escape the crowds, no cruise ships, sustainable development, a way of life that is traditional and authentic.  Amazing diving with over 50 dive sites, diversity of fringi

Tec diving

Awaken your inner explorer and advance your dive training and discover the depths of technical diving.  Our PADI TecRec courses are offered all year round and Utila is the perfect training location f

IYT Coxswain & DiveBoat Mate Graduates!

Well done to Dee Wilson, Jordan Kirkland and Jason Sharp on qualifying as an International Yacht Training Dive Boat Mates opening up an ocean of possibilities in both the dive industry and superyacht/

Utila Dive Center 100% Aware

Make a difference with Utila Dive Center We're proud to announce that in January 2014 and beyond Utila Dive Center will be supporting Project Aware as a 100% partner and financially supporting Project

Get Rebreather Certified & Dive Galapagos with us!

Join our Rebreather Trip to the Galapagos September 7th to 14th 2015 Following the success of our first comprehensive rebreather trip to the Galapagos in 2013, we are now organising the next bi-annual

Utila Whale Shark sightings

Look who's showed up! – Utila Whale Shark Sightings! During the Easter week the conditions on Utila have been flat seas and the Whale sharks have been consistently sighted, in this photo our awesome

Congrats Ossie – Rebreather Instructor

How fitting that on Earth Day this week, marine biologist Ossie Stewart qualified with us as a PADI Poseidon Rebreather Instructor, and becomes the 1st female certified as a PADI Rebreather Instructor

Congrats August Instructors!!!!

Congratulations to our August Scuba Instructor course with another 100% Pass – Often Imitated but Never Surpassed!!!! What a way to start summer and giving themselves a gift that can now be shared w

Chicken Bus World Record Part 4

The gripping final instalment. Do Marty and Ginski fall flat on their faces or does the dream come true? How many people CAN you fit inside a Chicken Bus?Parte 4: El reto final. ¿Será que Marty y G

Chicken Bus World Record Part 3

The World Record begins! Do Marty and Ginski manage to squeeze enough people and a chicken in this Chicken Bus?How many people can you fit inside a Chicken Bus?Parte 3: ¡El récord mundial comienza!

Chicken Bus World Record Part 2

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Chicken Bus World Record Part 1

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Matty The Lifesaver Episode 1

Some people teach, others drive busses. He's in the business of saving lives.

If You Come To Utila

Download 'If you come to Utila' for free: is a small island off the coast of Honduras. It's the craziest, most fun, most life changing place you'll ever visi

Zombies in Utila. Behind the scenes

Marty and Ginski tell us how they pulled "Zombies in Utila" together. If you liked the movie it's worth a look.

Zombies in Utila

A group of SCUBA divers surface to find the island of Utila has been infected with a Zombie virus. The group must use their brains or risk having them eaten by the advancing zombie horde

Zombies in Utila trailer

The trailer for the award winning short film by Marty and Ginski: Zombies in Utila. Coming to YouTube and Facebook Sunday, June 3



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