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
PADI Divemaster Training

Five Great Locations for PADI Divemaster Training

Aspiring dive professionals have many factors to consider when deciding when and where to learn. Here are our top choices of five great locations for PADI Divemaster training.

Mastering the Art of Scuba Diving

Five Signs You’re Mastering the Art of Scuba Diving

Just as with any skill or hobby, the more you practice, the better you’ll likely become. Here are five signs you’re mastering the art of scuba diving.

Adaptive Buddy
In the Water Training

Diving as an Adaptive Buddy

In a previous article, we discussed adaptive training for scuba instructors. Here, we’ll examine what it takes to go diving as an adaptive buddy.

Scuba Dive with Whale Sharks
Dive Locations In the Water Marine Species

World’s Best Places to Snorkel or Scuba Dive with Whale Sharks

Seeing a whale shark while underwater is on nearly every diver’s bucket list. Here’s where you’ll have the best chance to snorkel or scuba dive with whale sharks.

New stuff

Best Secret Dive Spots

You’ve done it all — the GBR, Thailand, Indonesia. What’s next? Here’s are a few of the world’s best secret dive spots to get you started.
by Juanita Pienaar

Top Five Technical Dives in Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk is one of the world’s best places for wreck diving, both recreational and tech. Here are our picks for the top five technical dives in Chuuk Lagoon.
by Richard Devanney

A Guide to Keeping your Best Underwater Images (and Deleting the Rest)

Spacious memory cards mean that photographers can take thousands of pictures, but which should they keep? Here’s a quick guide to keeping your best underwater images.
by Matt Testoni

Famous Women in Diving: Dr. Andrea Marshall

Dr. Andrea Marshall is well-known for co-founding the Marine Megafauna Foundation. Here we’ll discuss how she got started and what keeps her motivated.
by Hélène Reynaud