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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
Best Dive Fins
New to Scuba In the Water

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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Choosing Your 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
In the Water

How to Avoid Diver Burnout

Even the most dedicated divers, including the pros, sometimes get bored with our sport . Here’s how to get that mojo back if you’ve got diver burnout.

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Tec Gear for Wreck Divers
Tec Diving

Tec Gear for Wreck Divers

Tec divers are often on the cutting edge when it comes to advanced equipment, and recreational wreck divers can reap the benefits with a few key pieces of gear.

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New stuff

Swimwear Recycled from the Sea

Fourth Element introduces OceanPositive 2017 swimwear collection, made from recycled ghost fishing nets.
by Press Release

The Wakatobi Resort Conservation Model

Wakatobi Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia, is dedicated to preserving the marine environment with the buy-in and participation of locals.
by Guest Author
Ocean Cleanup Array

Ocean Cleanup Array Still in Testing Phase

Inventor Boyan Slat made a splash when he introduced his Ocean Cleanup Array. Plans to launch a test unit were pushed from 2016 to the end of this year off the American west coast.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Minke

Minke Magic with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

Dwarf minke whales are seasonal visitors each winter on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.
by Guest Author