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Living costs on Roatan and Utila

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by Jon Brad, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Jon Brad

    Jon Brad Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sunshine Coast BC
    Hello all,

    I am considering doing my PADI IDC and an Instructor internship towards the end of this year.

    I have a short list made, and a couple places in Honduras are on it.

    Could anyone give me the costs of rent, food, drink, transportation and other necessities please?

  2. laurenceh

    laurenceh Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: utila & chicago
    I'm pretty sure that UDC (Utila Dive Center) offers packages for their IDC training that include accommodation. Utila town is walkable, so no transport costs. If you rent a room or share a cheap apartment with another student in Utila town expect to pay $400 - 600 a month. food at the supermarket is similar to a small local shop in North America but not cheap like from a big box store. Restaurants and bars on Utila cater to dive trainees and back packers (the majority of visitors to Utila), so they always have inexpensive food options (you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for $20), many dive shops offer cheap meals and every bar has drink specials, happy hours etc etc.
    I highly recommend doing your training at UDC, they have a world wide reputation in the dive industry for producing great instructors. I did my dive master with them and wouldn't even consider anyone else if I ever decided to do my IDC.
  3. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA

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