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Honduras Learn To Scuba Dive In The Bay Islands

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Honduras Learn To Scuba Dive In The Bay Islands

Learn to dive in the magical setting of the Bay Islands; with it's sparkling waters and enchanting coral reef this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Prices from US$595

Honduras is an agricultural country of succulent tropical fruits. It welcomes visitors with its endless miles of coastline, dazzling Caribbean islands, a cool mountain interior and impressive Mayan ruins. A number of national parks in the cloud-forest, coastal wetlands, and mountain interior have been established attracting a growing level of eco-tourists.

Outdoor activities are popular in Honduras, an ideal environment for hiking, rafting, bird watching, and horse riding. Combining this with an essential visit to the magnificent Copán ruins and the beaches of the Bay Islands, makes for a wonderful and varied holiday itinerary.

On this unique trip you’ll have the opportunity to scuba dive like never before; whether you’re a beginner looking to start scuba diving or you simply want to improve your diving technique, this project is for you! You’ll be located on the stunning island of Utila, one of the Bay Islands, known for its beautiful crystal clear waters and coral reef biodiversity; the perfect location for scuba diving. The idyllic beach environment, combined with the excellent quality of our PADI accredited scuba dive instructors, will give you the trip of a lifetime. Jump right into this scuba diving adventure and you’ll never look back!

You will experience the true culture and community life of this enchanting part of Latin America. Add a touch of spice to your project by using your spare time to explore the spellbinding landscapes and natural wonders of this fascinating country.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dive in some of the most beautiful locations in the world!
  • Develop your confidence under water
  • Achieve your PADI dive training qualifications
  • Experience the true culture & community life of Honduras
  • Make lifelong friends and return with incredible memories

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years

FAST FACTS

Location Bay Islands, Honduras
Activities Learn to dive on the beautiful Bay Islands
PADI certified dive courses
Experience beach life at its best!
Explore the underwater world!
Transport Make your own way to the project site
Accommodation Guesthouse accommodation

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Additional dive courses available at extra cost
Project orientation and training 
In-country emergency support  
24-hour international HQ back-up

 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Explore the stunning coral reefs of Honduras, learning to dive in this incredible setting. Professional PADI dive training is available for diving enthusiasts of all skill levels, so whether you’re looking to kick-start a career in scuba diving, or earn a more basic dive qualification; this project will open up a world of underwater adventure and excitement. Ranging from the Open Water to the Rescue Diver Qualification, through an assortment of theoretical and practical lessons, you’ll earn an accredited and globally recognised PADI certification that will allow you to scuba dive at beautiful locations around the world.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Our professional instructors will give you a thorough understanding of everything scuba related! You’ll participate in a variety of theory lessons and practical diving sessions to help you achieve your qualification. During the mornings and day times you’ll be learning all there is to know about scuba diving, leaving the evenings free to relax with your fellow divers on the beautiful moonlit beaches of the Bay Islands.

Please be aware that you should not fly for a minimum of 24 hours following a diving session, so take this into consideration when booking your flights home. Additionally, we recommend checking with your doctor prior to departure to this project, as some medical conditions can prevent you from diving safely, namely; pregnancy, flu, heart and/or lung condition(s), diabetes, asthma, and epilepsy, whilst it is also advised you have a good level of fitness and confidence in open water (being able to swim for roughly 200 metres, float or tread water for about 10 minutes, and feel comfortable in water for long periods is a sufficient standard), so make sure you get the green light from your doctor so you can dive safely and enjoyably!

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

The project is located on the serene island of Utila in the Bay Islands off the north coast of mainland Honduras. You could fly into either San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba airport and then make your own way to the island using the regular ferry where you will be met upon arrival at the island pier by our dive crew. We will provide you with easy to follow instructions prior to your departure to enable you to plan your journey.  Upon arrival at the main island pier you will be met by a friendly Frontier representative and taken to the project.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Whilst participating in this project you will be staying in shared dormitory style accommodation at a friendly, local guesthouse a simple room at a little family run resort right by the beach only a few minutes walk from the dive school. Local amenities, bars and restaurants are within walking distance from the resort making it the perfect place to relax after a fun day of diving.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Food is not provided as part of this programme. This is a fun element of travelling away from home as it gives you that added freedom and is a good opportunity to bond with fellow travellers while exploring local restaurants and market stalls! You will experience a unique fusion of indigenous Lenca cuisine combined with African and Spanish spices. Honduras is famous for its tasty tortillas, delicious fried beans and fresh and juicy papaya allowing you to taste the real Honduras.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Honduras offers a host of adventure and cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time. Possible extra activities include kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, horse riding, snorkelling and trekking. Travel to the Lagoon of Cocoa to see monkeys and bird species.

COSTS

Open Water US$595

Advanced Open water US$595

Combined US$945

Rescue US$595

DEPARTURE DATES

Please aim to arrive on a Monday.

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

DURATION

Open Water                   4 nights

Advanced Open Water   3 nights

Combined                       7 nights

Rescue                            3 nights

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shire

in-country

  • Accomodation
  • Additional dive courses available at extra cost
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): San Pedro Sula (SAP), La Ceiba (LCE)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

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