Coral Nursery Course & Maintenance Specialty


We have partnered with Utila Dive Centre to provide specialty training opportunities for divers who’d like to learn with our Coral Nursery Course & Maintenance Specialty.  Our Utila Coral Restoration Nursery is a Government licensed and approved project in the Caribbean Bay Islands, part of the Mesoamerican barrier reef system and with world famous scuba diving, and Dolphins and Whale sharks.

The purpose of the PADI Coral Nursery Course & Maintenance Specialty is to teach you about the different methodologies involved in reef restoration projects, techniques to clean and maintain the nursery and finally the proper way to survey and monitor the restoration project.  Learn more about corals and our restoration goals on our Coral Facts page.  We also offer additional specialty courses on our Coral Nursery restoration project and other marine and ecological areas and also scuba diving training to professional level (PADI Divemaster and Scuba Instructor) with the Utila Dive Center.

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver at least 15 Years Old

Confined Water Dives: 1

Open Water Dives: 2

Goals of this Distinctive Specialty Coral Nursery Course:

  • Discuss the importance and need for coral restoration

  • Discuss different coral nursery techniques

  •  Discuss the coral nursery cleaning methods

  • Perform thorough maintenance on a coral nursery

  • Evaluate nursery conditions and plan the dive

If you’d like to sign up for the Coral Maintenance Distinctive Specialty at Utila Dive Centre, contact us today!

Courses are scheduled weekly but spaces are limited so book your spot today!


Utila Dive Center

Utila Dive Center is the proud founding partner for the Utila Coral Restoration project. UDC is one of the first dive centers, established on Utila in 1991. Currently recognized as one of the most awarded PADI Career Development Centers worldwide. UDC has always been celebrated for its many contributions to environmental causes.  From Project AWARE to CoralWatch, there are many organizations that UDC partners with as it is a crucial component of the values that make up this organization.