The final practical skills of all the possible rescue scenarios were tested out at sea, which resulted in passing the course. Finally, it's over. It's been physically exhausting course, no thanks to the enthusiastic fake victims (we love you guys), but enjoyable and we'd recommend it (especially for bargain course prices Utila offers). UDC is a little 'get them in, get them out' and we were initially annoyed at the change of duration of the course, but it's organised, professional, and the rental equipment is good if you don't have your own gear (plus it's included in the price). 

Exhausted, we got the afternoon ferry back to La Ceiba at 2pm, picked up the van and headed to Tela and blagged a secure parking patch for the night in Hotel Ville Telamar because we had a 'reservation'. Works every time ;-).