Experience a new level of self-awareness through our immersive freediving programs. Dive into the unknown, challenge your limits, and uncover the incredible capabilities within you.Learn More
What is freediving?
Freediving is the ultimate way to explore the underwater world with nothing but a single breath. It's a sport that requires both physical and mental strength, as well as a deep connection with the ocean. As a freediver, you'll learn to relax your body and mind, and tune into the present moment, and you will be surprised how easy it is.
You'll experience the sensation of weightlessness as you glide effortlessly through the water, surrounded by marine life. Freediving is not just a sport, it's a lifestyle that promotes mindfulness, inner peace, and a profound appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the ocean.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, our school is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and discover the magic and tranquility of freediving.
From complete beginners to advanced freedivers, we offer a range of courses that cater to your individual needs and goals. Our students are continually surprised at what they can achieve on a single breath, and most importantly, they find it easier than they expected. Our unique approach to teaching focuses on relaxation, mindfulness, and safety, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident in the water and have a new toolset that can impact everyday life. We believe that anyone can learn to freedive and benefit from everything it offers, and we are committed to providing a supportive and empowering environment for you to discover your own potential.
At Freedive Utila, we take pride in being the first freediving school in Central America and the Caribbean. Our experienced and passionate instructors are dedicated to helping you unlock your natural aquatic ability, no matter your level of experience.
So come and see for yourself why Freedive Utila is the ultimate destination for freediving enthusiasts from around the world and try a freedive course.
Discover the art of freediving through our diverse range of courses, designed to cater to all skill levels and aspirations. Whether you are a complete novice eager to explore the wonders of the underwater world or an experienced freediver seeking to refine your technique, we have the perfect course for you. Our expert instructors will guide you through a series of comprehensive training modules, focusing on breathing and breath-holding techniques, mindfulness, proper body positioning, and efficient finning, among other essential skills.
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We also offer Fun Dives and Coaching sessions for people who have certifications, and want to just join us on the boat for training.
Our specially curated freediving packages offer a unique blend of adventure, skill development, and relaxation. Designed for both beginners and experienced freedivers, these packages not only include comprehensive training dives led by certified instructors but also provide comfortable accommodation options for a truly immersive experience. Embark on an unforgettable journey where you can enhance your underwater abilities while indulging in the serenity of your surroundings. Join us as we unlock the secrets of the underwater realm together.
Already taken a beginner course? Our Advanced package includes everything you need to maximise the depth, time and comfort of your dives. It includes an Advanced course, 3 additional training dives and a guided snorkeling session, and accommodation for 7 nights.
Zero to Advanced
Looking to dive into the world of Freediving and maximise your experiences? Our Zero to Advanced package includes everything you need to maximise the depth, time and comfort of your dives. It includes a Freediver and an Advanced course, 4 additional training dives and a guided snorkeling session, and accommodation for 10 nights.
Zero to Master
Looking to dive into the world of Freediving and become a Master diver? Our Zero to Master package includes everything you need to maximise the depth, time and comfort of your dives and gives you plenty of time to master the sport. It includes a Freediver, an Advanced and Master course, unlimited diving, and accommodation for 6 weeks.
Our shared guesthouse and cottage not only provide comfortable accommodations but also foster a sense of community and camaraderie among our guests. Living with fellow freedivers allows you to share your experiences and stories, as well as meet new people who share your passion for the sport. Whether you're hanging out on the front porch or diving from our dock, you're sure to make new friends and connections with like-minded individuals. Plus, staying with us means you can take advantage of our special student rates and enjoy a budget-friendly stay while immersing yourself in the freediving lifestyle.Learn More
By air, you can fly into Roatan International Airport (RTB) with direct connections from Canada and the United States. From there, you can take a short ferry ride to Utila. Alternatively, you can fly into La Ceiba airport (LCE), which is a closer airport to Utila, and take a ferry from there.
Alternatively, you can fly into La Ceiba airport (LCE), which is a closer airport to Utila, and take a ferry from there.
San Pedro Sula also has an international airport (SAP) with connections to the United States on Spirit Airlines, as well as connections to Europe.
Palmerola airport, located near Comayagua, is a newer airport with connections from surrounding countries.
Utila also has its own airport (UII), with scheduled flights from San Pedro Sula.
To get to Utila by sea, there are several options available. The Utila Dream ferry operates twice daily from La Ceiba to Utila at 9:00am and 4:30 pm, with a journey time of approximately 1 hour. There is also a ferry from Roatan to Utila that operates once a day at 2pm.
For those coming from Belize, there is a weekly boat service called Pride of Belize that leaves once a week from Placencia to Puerto Cortez in Honduras. The cost for this journey ranges between $70 to $100, and more information can be found on their Facebook page. It's important to note that for those using public transportation, the immigration process on the port side of Puerto Cortez can take several hours, and travellers may need to stay overnight in San Pedro Sula.
To get to Utila by land, you can take a shuttle from surrounding countries (Roneeys or Guacamayos shuttle) or a bus from San Pedro Sula (we recommend Transportes Cristina) or a private taxi (we can provide a contact) for around $100-$150.
If you're taking the bus, please note that the latest arrival time at the ferry terminal is 4:15pm. To make it in time for the ferry, be sure to take the Cristina bus before 11:00am.