Scuba Diving

With a reputation for world-class coral reef diving, it is no wonder divers from around the world come to Utila.

Utila is connected to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Surrounded by spectacular turquoise water, abundant sea-life and outstanding coral reefs, Utila boasts endless opportunities for boat, wall and shore diving. On the north side, we often snorkel with whale sharks feeding at the surface – the largest fish in the sea! Be sure and check out our whale shark expeditions! Whether you are a seasoned or novice diver, our personalized service will ensure that your experiences here are both amazing and memorable.Utila Lodge guests dive from our 41-foot dive boat, the Sea Sprite. Our PADI-certified Divemasters will set up your gear for you and take all the hassle out of diving. Guests generally enjoy three dives per day including two dives in the morning and one afternoon or night dive. More or less dives per day can be arranged upon request.

Utila Lodge is committed to ensuring the safety of all of our divers. Utila’s only 24-hour trauma center and hyperbaric recompression chamber are located at Utila Lodge! Tours of our recompression chamber, and a specialty course in its operation, are available to interested guests. All of our dive boats are equipped with a first-aid kit and emergency oxygen. Additionally, all of our dive staff are PADI- certified professionals, trained in rescue techniques, hyperbaric chamber operation, and benefit from routine safety refresher training.


The Utila Lodge offers many other dive amenities. For example:

  • Rinse tanks
  • Separate rinse tanks for cameras both on board the boat and ashore
  • Equipment storage area
  • Nitrox tanks (mixed on site)
  • Trimix blends
  • Rebreather-friendly facilities
  • Fresh fruit on the boat during the surface interval
  • Small-group diving, accompanied by a divemaster, if you prefer.
  • Private divemaster may be arranged upon arrival.

If you have any questions that have not been answered here, please contact us!