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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
Diver Burnout
Uncategorized

How to Avoid Diver Burnout

Almost everyone has felt that Monday-morning dread at having to go back to work after a great weekend of rest or recreation. Even if you love your job, as most dive professionals do, it’s something we’ve all felt at some point, perhaps even as recreational divers. If you just don’t look forward to diving anymore, here’s how to get your mojo back.

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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.

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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.   

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PADI’s Best Lesser Known Specialty Courses
Training

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.

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New stuff
Drift diving

Top 10 Tips for Drift Dives

Drift diving can offer you some of the most exhilarating dives of your life, but before you begin, it’s important to understand and master some of the techniques for diving in currents.
by Hélène Reynaud
bahamas

Diving Diary: Long Island, Bahamas

Even when a dive vacation doesn’t go to plan, idyllic Long Island, Bahamas, still delivers topside beauty and underwater treats.
by Jessica Macdonald
verde island

Diving Verde Island with Marco Vincent Divers

All of the amazing sites at Verde Island, Philippines, feature some current, so it’s best suited to experienced divers.   
by Guest Author
Shell Canada Donates Oil Permits

Shell Canada Donates Oil Permits to Protect Arctic Wilderness

On World Oceans Day, Shell Canada announced the donation of 30 offshore oil permits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
by Jessica Macdonald