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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
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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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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New stuff
Galapagos Evolution Expedition

The Galapagos Evolution Expedition

Cressi is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and that called for something special. Follow along on the epic Galapagos Evolution expedition.
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hybrid shark discovered off australia

Hybrid Shark Discovered Off Australia

Researchers have found a new hybrid species of shark in Australian waters that may be better adapted to climate change
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Anilao

Dive Site: Kirby’s Rock, Anilao, Philippines

Because of proximity, this dive is often paired with the Daryl Laut, but there’s enough at each site to keep divers busy on multiple visits.
by Shelley Collett
Dive Boat Etiquette for Kids

Dive Boat Etiquette for Kids

After encountering kids on dive boats and underwater who had no boundaries, patience, or manners, it’s clear that good dive etiquette is as important as saying please and thank you. 
by Guest Author