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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
Tec Diving Chuuk Lagoon
Wrecks Travel Dive Locations

Tec Diving Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk Lagoon is a well-known wreck-diving Mecca, and with so many deep wrecks, it’s a natural fit for tec diving. Here’s what you need to know for tec diving Chuuk Lagoon.

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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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dive skills while neutrally buoyant
Training In the Water

Conducting Dive Skills While Neutrally Buoyant

Mastering neutral buoyancy is important in itself. Take it to the next level by performing (or teaching) other dive skills while neutrally buoyant as well.

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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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New stuff
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
Dive Safety Equipment

Top Five Pieces of Dive Safety Equipment

These top five pieces of dive safety equipment can help make your dives more comfortable, stress-free and, potentially, save the day.
by Marcus Knight
Underwater Photo Gear

Top 5 Pieces of Underwater Photo Gear for the Summer

The dive season is in full swing. And when it comes to underwater imaging, SeaLife has you covered. Here are our picks for the top five pieces of underwater photo gear for the summer.
by News Release