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Andy Phillips

Course Director at Utila Dive Centre

Andy Phillips has been a PADI Platinum Course Director since 2005 and also an IANTD Instructor trainer, specializing in training Divemasters and Instructors and rebreather and trimix Instructors. He lives in Utila, one of Honduras’ Bay Islands, and works for the Utila Dive Center, an award-winning PADI Career Development Center. Andy has been involved in the scuba diving industry as a professional instructor trainer since 2001. He is also an active and avid educator and explorer, with special interests in rebreather, technical and cave diving and has led many rebreather diving expeditions to the Galapagos, and has hundreds of dives in the caves of the Yucatan Peninsula. Andy also consults on the business side of diving with many dive centers and professionals, and was recently selected as a PADI AmbassaDiver.

Stories by Andy
Health In the Water

Five Common Tropical Marine Life Injuries

Prevention is always better than the cure, but accidents do happen. Here are five common tropical marine life injuries and how to treat them.

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Off-Season Scuba Classes
Training In the Water

Off-Season Scuba Classes

Living somewhere cold can mean months without splashing in. Here are the best off-season scuba classes to keep your dive withdrawal at bay.

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Tec Diving Chuuk Lagoon
Wrecks Travel Dive Locations

Tec Diving Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk Lagoon is a well-known wreck-diving Mecca, and with so many deep wrecks, it’s a natural fit for tec diving. Here’s what you need to know for tec diving Chuuk Lagoon.

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El Niño
Conservation

Witness to El Niño

This year’s El Niño is wreaking havoc on weather around the world. Here’s one eyewitness account to the effects.

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New stuff
Cetacean Captivity

Vancouver Votes to Ban Cetacean Captivity at City Aquarium

The Vancouver board of parks and recreation voted in March to ban the importation and display of captive cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium
by Kathryn Curzon
filmmaker rob stewart

Family of Conservationist and Filmmaker Rob Stewart Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of recently deceased Canadian conservationist and director Rob Stewart has filed a wrongful death lawsuit
by Kathryn Curzon
Coral Nurseries

Cayman’s Coral Nurseries Thriving With Attention and TLC

The Cayman Coral nursery program launched on Earth Day 2016 with high hopes for success. How is it doing now?
by Guest Author
Wyland tank

Original Wyland Tank Up for Auction

Renowned marine artist Wyland is auctioning off an original painted scuba tank, with the proceeds going to charity.
by Shelley Collett