Utila Coral Restoration Experience

Coral Restoration Experience


The Utila Coral Restoration Experience now offers the opportunity to explore and learn about our efforts while contributing to the reef’s health by working alongside our Lead Scientists over a week, on our officially Government licensed Coral Nursery!

What will you be doing?

Spending a week with our coral restoration lead scientists learning about coral ecology, coral reef conservation, and ID of coral species. In addition you will be part of our regular maintenance at our main coral nursery on Utila.

The UCR experience is an introduction to the world of coral reef conservation and ecology and includes several PADI certification courses in coral ecology. All ages and skill level welcome.

What’s included?

  • 3 PADI Distinctive Specialties

  • 1 additional certified lecture

  • 15 Total Dives

  • All equipment rental, taxes and certification fees.

  • Donation to the Utila Coral Restoration Project

What are the requirements? 

  • PADI OW (or Equivalent)

  • 15 Logged Dives

  • At least 1 Week Availability

  • Complete a medical examination prior to start of the program and be cleared by a physician.

Utila Coral Nursery



(Optional Add-On: 2 Meals a Day and Accommodation & Transfers for $325)

For those interested in extending their training, we offer the UCR internship

If you’d like to sign up for the Utila Coral Restoration Experience contact us today!


Programs are scheduled regularly 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.