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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
dive safety courses
Blog Training

Divers Alert Network (DAN) Dive Safety Courses

Divers often think of PADI, or perhaps SSI, when considering dive-training agencies. But DAN offers quite a few dive safety courses as well.

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Dive Sites in Raja Ampat
Dive Locations Liveaboards Travel

Five Great Dive Sites in Raja Ampat

With so many to choose from, narrowing it down can be difficult, but here are our picks for five great dive sites in Raja Ampat.

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Lembeh
Dive Locations Shops & Resorts Travel

Top Dive Sites in Lembeh: Critter Capital of the Dive World

Lembeh, Indonesia is world-famous for muck diving. Here are some of our picks for the top dive sites in this magical location, the critter capital of the dive world.

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PADI Instructor
Dive Locations Training

Five Top Spots to Train as a PADI Instructor

Choosing where to get your education as a dive pro is a big decision. Here are our picks for five top spots to train as a PADI instructor.

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New stuff
ocean conservation

Easy Ways to Take Part in Ocean Conservation

Ocean conservation is more important now than ever. Read on to find out how you can help protect the waters you love.
by Guest Author
scuba diving in Aqaba

Scuba Diving in Aqaba

A visit to the Red Sea is at the top of many divers’ bucket lists, and rightfully so. Scuba diving in Aqaba, Jordan, fulfills all your fantasies of warm water and fascinating culture.
by Shelley Collett
Damai

Top Types of Liveaboards

Divers have long known that liveaboard diving is the best way to reach remote dive sites and unique dive destinations. What are the top types of liveaboards and how do you choose?
by LiveAboard.com
coral disease

Coral Disease Outbreak Affects Florida and Caribbean

A historic coral disease outbreak in Florida and the Caribbean offers divers an opportunity to contribute to research and help restore damaged reef.
by Guest Author