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The GoECO program at UDC has been developed by our resident Marine Biologist and specifically designed to provide the training to actively participate, and build experience in marine monitoring and data collection. The emphasis of this programme is on practical in water training and you are encouraged to apply your skills by diving and conducting surveys, as well as promoting marine conservation awareness.

Time Commitment

4 Weeks

Active Periods

March, April, May, June, July, September, December


Work and Activities Description

Typical Day

Free Time Activities



Accommodation Options

Mixed Dorm Accommodation for 4 days – can provide assistance for longer term accommodation.

Accommodation Description


Air-Conditioned Classrooms, Fleet of 5 Boats, State-of-The-Art Marina and Tank Filling Station, Bar & Restaurant, Fully Stocked Technical Dive facility

Facilities Description


Jemma Aitken, PADI Staff Instructor and Divemaster Mentor, and Susanna Phipps, PADI Platinum Rated Course Director – both accomplished Marine Biologists.


Food & Drink

Internet Access

WiFi Available at Utila Dive Centre and Mango Inn

Phone Signal

Nearest Facilities

Airport Pickup

Airport Transfers Available


Language Requirements


Document Requirements


Nationality Requirements

Qualification Requirements

PADI Advanced Open Water

Medical Requirements

Other Requirements

Recommended Gear

Wetsuit, Mask, Fins, Snorkel. We include BCD and Regulator

Included Services

Before Journey Services / Support

On-Site Support


Pricing Breakdown

Not Included in Price

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