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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

Macro Diving in Sydney Harbor

Although it’s most famous for the iconic Opera House, the macro diving in Sydney Harbor holds at least as much appeal underwater. 
by Guest Author

Cave Diving in Kilsby’s Sinkhole

Until 2016, cave diving in Kilsby’s Sinkhole in South Australia was strictly off limits to all but a few. The rules have since changed, but controversy still surrounds this remote dive site.
by Guest Author

Scuba Diving in Milne Bay

Scuba diving in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea takes some advanced planning, but the rewards are well worth it.
by Guest Author

What is the PADI Seal Team Program?

In the second of our series on dive programs for children, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the PADI Seal Team program.
by Christine Brinkley