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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
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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Retaining Underwater Emergency Skills
Training

Retaining Underwater Emergency Skills

Whether you’re a new or experienced diver, it’s important to maintain the contingency skills you learned in entry-level scuba courses.

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Best Dive Fins
In the Water New to Scuba

Choosing the Best Dive Fins

With so many styles on the market, choosing a pair of fins can seem a daunting task. How do you know which fins are right for you?

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first regulator
New to Scuba

Choosing Your First Regulator

Once you’ve decided to invest in your own regulator, the number of options out there can be intimidating. Here are a few helpful tips to help you choose your first one.

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New stuff
When it's time to step up your underwater media game, look no further than the Sony RX100 and Nauticam Housing

Stepping Up Your Underwater Media Game With the Sony RX100 & Nauticam Housing

When it's time to step up your underwater media game, look no further than the Sony RX100 and Nauticam Housing
by Nadia Aly
Best Dive Sites in New Zealand

The Best Dive Sites in New Zealand: North Island

New Zealand is known for a wild and dramatic terrestrial landscape, but it’s also home to 36 marine reserves and a spectacular array of dive sites. Here are a few of the North Island’s best.
by Guest Author
Mimic Octopus

Marine Species: The Mimic Octopus

The mimic octopus is one of the most famous cephalopods in the sea, known for its ability to impersonate other species.
by Hélène Reynaud
Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands – Life off the Map

For now, the Solomon Islands hover just at the edge of the radar screen and enjoy a certain amount of anonymity, even among divers.
by Guest Author