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The Mango Inn

3 star hotel
La Punta, Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
16 rooms
FREE Internet

Utila Dive Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

Package highlights

  • Your Caribbean oasis set amongst tropical vegetation and flowers
  • Affiliated with the world-renowned PADI 5* IDC Dive Center Utila Dive Center
  • Dive on the world’s second largest reef system, home to barracuda, nudibranchs, turtles and more!
  • Explore 100+ nearby dive sites including caves, wrecks, coral reefs and steep walls
  • Year-round whale shark and dolphin sightings during your surface interval
  • Chill out with a tropical cocktail next to the best pool on the island
  • Sample some famous potato salad or a slice of pizza, fresh from the oven
  • Drop by Treetanic (treehouse bar) for a rum punch, just steps from the Mango Inn
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the The Mango Inn

Best dive sites in Utila

There are over eighty stunning dive sites in Utila and it's no surprise the area has a reputation for offering world-class diving. Here are a few of the gems on offer.

  • Haliburton Wreck: a lovely cargo ship sunk in the 1990s in a community-led project to create an artificial reef in the local waters. It's about 30m down and is intact with very little corrosion
  • The Lighthouse: a diverse site on a gorgeous reef surrounding Utila's lighthouse, offering beautiful gardens with gorgonians and rope sponges, along with octopus and spiny lobster on night dives as they come out to feed in the darkness.
  • Black Hills: a sea mound covered with coral and offering currents bringing in a range of fish including Creole Wrasse, King Mackerel and Barracuda, with moray eels also to be found around this popular dive site
  • CJ's Drop Off: located in the Turtle Harbour Marine Reserve, this wall-focused dive site offers stunning brain coral and weaving canyons capped with gorgonians, along with moray eels, barracudas and sea turtles.

Overall, Utila's diverse reef landscape and abundance of dive sites means that divers of all levels can enjoy the stunning marine environment, with lots of deep dives available for advanced divers.

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What to see

Many divers heading out on boats report seeing schools of flying fish, a great introduction above the water before you get down below.

The island is well-known for large spotted eagle rays, who frequent sandy areas and coral walls. You could also see French angelfish, barracudas, turtles and tongue snails.

Since Utila's underwater landscape features stunning sea mountains, expect to see filter-feeding fish as well as larger fish looking for a meal.

One of the jewels in the Utila crown is whale sharks: you can swim with these majestic giants - a mesmerising experience - in specific seasons. Utila is one of the only places in the world where whale sharks pass so close to shore and can be seen - conditions permitting - year-round.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Established in 1991, Utila Dive Center one of the island's first dive centers 
  • Varied environment and easy access to 100+ dive sites
  • Spacious, uncrowded, resort only dive boats
  • Flexible dive schedule, small groups
  • All PADI courses including technical, sidemount, rebreather
  • Filling station, maintenance, rental gear, lockers, classrooms
  • Weekly BBQ and quiz night at on-site bar
  • Private pier with sunset views and hammock

Description

Utila Dive Center is one of the first dive operations to open on the island back in 1991. 

Utila offers varied diving just minutes from the dive shop including shallow coral reefs interspersed with sand patches on the south side of the island, and more adventurous dive sites the north side. 

The dive center offers a wide range of PADi training including recreational, pro-level, specialities, technical, sidemount and rebreather courses. 

A separate dive boat is dedicated solely to resort divers, and group sizes are kept small. As a result, boats are never crowded and dives can be arranged for the morning or afternoon to fit around other vacation activities. 

Facilities include gear storage rooms, filling station, classroom, lockers, an air-conditioned office and equipment maintenance station. Weekly BBQs and quiz nights are held at the dive center’s own bar and private pier.
 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Rebreather Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Tecrec Facility

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

The Mango Inn is located on a peaceful, residential street only minutes’ walk from Utila’s ferry dock and 18 miles from the Honduran mainland port of La Cieba.

As the smallest of the of the Bay Island Archipelago, Utila offers divers the chance to visit 100+ dive sites less than 45 minutes from the dock. Choose from caves, wrecks, coral gardens and sloping walls with overhangs. The ecosystem is home to 65+ varieties of stony coral and over 500 species of fish. Whale sharks are spotted year-round. 

Nestled amongst tropical trees and plants, the resort is comprised entirely of local wood. Each raised cabin offers a double bed, private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, porch with hammock and lots of natural light. 

The Mango Inn is home to the best pool on the island, set beneath a large mango tree and surrounded by wooden decking, sun loungers and tropical flowers. 

The Mango Inn Bar & Grill is serves local and international food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring weekly specials. Cocktails, beers, wines and liquors are served and the restaurant boasts its own pizza own. Complimentary WiFi is available. 

The island offers unique nightlife, kayaking, paddle boarding, crazy-golf, yoga, fishing and trips to the Utila Cayes or iguana research station. 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • Utila can be reached by air, ferry or catamaran.
  • Via ferry: The Utila Dream Ferry will connect you from the mainland port in La Cieba or neighbouring Bay Island of Roatan to Utila ferry dock. Two trips run each way per day, and tickets can be purchased at the port of departure. The Utila Dream Ferry allows two pieces of luggage and one carry-on per passenger.
  • Via air: Several flights depart regularly from San Pedro Sula, La Cieba, Tegucigalpa and Roatan.
  • Via catamaran: A catamaran skippered by Captain Vern is available to transport you from Roatan to Utila, leaving usually around 2pm. The trip takes three to four hours.

Departure

  • Following check out, you may depart via air, ferry or catamaran. 

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