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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
new divemaster
Training In the Water

You’re a Brand New Divemaster — Now What?

Now that you’ve achieved the divemaster certification, you’ve got lots of options, from employment to volunteering or continuing education.

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Become a Divemaster
Training In the Water

You’ve Decided to Become a Divemaster: What Next?

Perhaps you’ve long dreamed of going pro, or maybe you’re a new diver enchanted with the sport. Once you’ve decided to become a divemaster, what next?

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Rebreather Diving
Training In the Water

Rebreather Diving for the Recreational Diver

Those who love rebreather diving continuously extoll its virtues. What’s so great about rebreather diving, and should you try it?

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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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New stuff

Dive Into the Pink Holds Second Annual Online Auction

Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink will hold its second annual online auction to benefit the Young Survival Coalition (YSC).
by Press Release
diver propulsion vehicle

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Training

Using a diver propulsion vehicle underwater means you can cover far more territory on each dive. How do you use one safely?
by Hayley-Jo Carr
Photograph Corals

How to Identify and Photograph Corals

Underwater photography tends to focus on megafauna or macro animal subjects. But learning how to identify and photograph corals can be just as exciting.
by Guest Author

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica: The Bats and the Cats

Scuba diving in Costa Rica off Guanacaste Province offers visitors everything from enormous schools of pufferfish (yes, really) to encounters with mantas and burly bull sharks.
by Rebecca Strauss