Andy Phillips

Course Director at Utila Dive Centre
Stories by Andy
Tec Gear for Wreck Divers
Tec Diving

Tec Gear for Wreck Divers

Tec divers are often on the cutting edge when it comes to advanced equipment, and recreational wreck divers can reap the benefits with a few key pieces of gear.

Best Dive Sites in Utila
Dive Locations Travel

The Best Dive Sites in Utila

If you find it difficult to choose between vibrant reefs or wrecks, macro photo opportunities or encounters with the big guys, in Utila, you won’t have to.   

PADI’s Best Lesser Known Specialty Courses

PADI’s Best Lesser Known Specialty Courses

We all know (or we should know) the value of a drysuit or nitrox certification, but there are so many other great specialty courses on offer for divers. Here are a few of the best.

Great Tec Diving Destinations
Dive Locations Travel

Five Great Tec Diving Destinations

All mountain climbers know about Everest, K2 and Kilimanjaro, but most climbers spend years scaling summits in a more intermediate range, building their experience. Similarly, while most divers have heard of famous (and dangerous) tec-diving sites such as the Andrea Doria and HMHS Britannic shipwrecks, few will ever visit these sites. But tec diving doesn’t have to be extreme: there are many great destinations well within the reach of the everyday tec diver. 

New stuff

The Best Dive Gear for Travel

Bringing all your dive gear on a trip can seem daunting, but by trimming weight, downsizing, and investing in travel-specific dive gear, you’ll create the ultimate dive kit.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Surface Survival While Scuba Diving

Simple Surface Survival While Scuba Diving

Being prepared, staying focused, and remembering a few basic surface skills will automatically lower stress and keep you calm in emergency situations.
by Hayley-Jo Carr
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Exploring Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

This year, Scuba Diver Life is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to bring you images and stories from each of the United States’ 11 dive-able marine sanctuaries. This month, we bring you to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
by Guest Author
Reef Resilience

Building Reef Resilience

“Resilience” has become a buzzword when it comes to the future health of coral reefs, but how exactly can you help in the face of climate change?
by Guest Author