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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
Comfort Zone When Scuba Diving
Training In the Water

Recognizing the Limits of Your Comfort Zone When Scuba Diving

Whether you’re an experienced diver or brand new to the sport, it’s important to know the limits of your comfort zone when scuba diving

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scuba diving in Raja Ampat
Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

The scuba diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia is world-class, sustainable and — perhaps surprisingly — can be quite affordable.

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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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New stuff
Action Camera for Divers

The World’s First Action Camera for Divers

Designed with the help of divers, for divers, the Paralenz Dive Camera is a compact, tough camera with some ground-breaking new features.
by News Release
Ray Mutilation

Locals Take a Stand over Ray Mutilation and Slaughter

Local divers and ocean lovers in Melbourne, Australia have started a campaign in Port Phillip Bay to put a stop to illegal ray mutilation and slaughter.
by Guest Author
Best Diving in New Caledonia

Best Diving in New Caledonia

Tiny New Caledonia, in the South Pacific between Brisbane, Australia and Fiji, is a diver’s paradise. Here’s a peek at the best diving in New Caledonia.
by Kathryn Curzon
frogfish

Marine Species: Frogfish

A diver and photographer favorite, frogfish have a reputation of being hard to find. What’s the best way to spot one of these distinctive fish on a dive?
by Hélène Reynaud