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.

Adventure Races and Overland Travel: An Interview with Ric

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How to Visit Québec City on a Budget

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Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

Over the years, this blog has grown from a part-time hobby to one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. During that time, I've built an awesome team of remote workers to help me keep this blog run

Why Is Asheville North Carolina So Cool?

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Visit These 4 Destinations for an Unforgettable BFF Road Trip

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The 2017 Reader Survey: How am I Doing?

This site exists to help the world travel better, cheaper and longer. To do that, I need to hear from you! I've created a short survey so that you can share your suggestions, criticisms, and any other

7 Travel Books Worth Reading Right Now

I'm always on the hunt for a good book. I absolutely love to read, and since I spend so much time in transit I'm always in need of something to help me pass the time. Here are some of the best books I

How this Boomer Canadian Couple Traveled the World for a Year

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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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How to Travel Anywhere in the World (From Start to Finish) for $1,000

Wouldn’t it be great to travel anywhere in the world for only $1,000? In this post, I break down how you can take trips to expensive, exotic locations for only $1,000. While $1K is not free, it'

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

How to Buy Good Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. There’s a 99% chance you will never need to use the policy you bought, but accidents happen and life on the

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

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Meet the Utila Dive Centre Team - Teresa from Denmark!

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A Street Art Tour of George Town, Penang

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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

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).

Combining a Passion for Diving with a Passion for Conservation

Photo by Resa Janssen Like many divers, the team from The Dive Shack, feel a responsibility to protect our ocean planet. So when they saw the chance to combine an upcoming dive trip with conservation

7 Castles You MUST See in France

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A Girl’s Guide to Brussels, Belgium

With gothic architecture, delicious waffles and chocolate everything—there’s little not to like about traveling through Brussels solo. Except maybe the weight you’ll gain after a vis

Surfing & Hot Springs In Tofino On Vancouver Island [PART 2]

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What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?

I bought my first Lonely Planet guide book back in 2005, and I’ve been collecting them ever since. Yet, lately, I’ve noticed that their quality has gone down significantly. Are they still

Vancouver Island Road Trip: Whales, Waterfalls, & First Nations Culture [PART 1]

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The Cost of Spa Services in the Philippines

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Iceland’s Amazing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Hanging Coffins & Tattoos: Highlights of Northern Luzon, Philippines 

It takes a long time to get to the Philippines from almost anywhere in the world, so most travelers head directly for the islands in the south of the country. While those islands are undenia

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

How I Saved Money For Travel (You Don’t Need To Be Rich)

Want to travel the world for a while? Or just take an epic vacation? You don't need to be rich, but you'll need to get creative about saving money for travel. Here's how I did it.

30 Photos From Afghanistan That You Won’t See In The News

Last summer I traveled into the mountains of Afghanistan for a two week backpacking adventure. Not your typical summer vacation destination. Here's what I witnessed on my journey.

Professional Underwater Photography Course - Highlights from April!

Check out one of our GoMEDIA students getting some shots for his Advanced Photographu course!For more information and reservations, please visit us on facebookhttps:/

Earth Day - Utila Beach CleanUp!

Check out our biggest beach clean-up ever!For more information and reservations, please visit us on facebook us on Google

Great encounter with curious dolphins!

There is nothing quite like jumping in with Dolphins in the open water! Their behavior is incredible and so engaging in their natural envirnoment! Here's a great encounter with an incredibly curious

Surfing Costa Rica: Nicoya Peninsula 4×4 Road Trip

Surfing is unpredictable, and forces you out of your comfort zone. You only have a few seconds to decide if you're going to commit to that wave.

Ecology, conservation and marine biology courses with UDC's GoECO program!

Interested in learning more about the environment? Want to learn about the ways you can have a positive impact on the underwater world? Then it's time to GoECO!For more information contact goeco@util

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&rsq

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 fr

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 th

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 locati

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 awe

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 shar

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

Following the disappointment of being denied permission by Antigua Marty must overcome a big life hurdle before the boys can get their World Record dream back on track.How many people can you fit ins

Chicken Bus World Record Part 1

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Matty The Lifesaver Episode 1

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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


Croc Soccer

Marty and Ginski stumble upon an interesting attraction in Livingston, Guatemala


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