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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
coral nursery
In the Water

What are Coral Nursery Projects?

What is a coral nursery? Projects like this have sprung up all over the Caribbean; here’s a bit about what they are and how they work.

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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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New stuff
Komodo closure

Komodo National Park Closed to Tourists – Fake News or True Story?

Recent news reports claim that Komodo National Park will close to tourists. Is this fake news or a true story? And if it’s true, how will it affect divers?
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Green Fins Dive

Protecting the Reef with the Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course

The Reef-World Foundation has applied 10 years’ of experience with the Green Fins initiative to a free online training course: The Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course.
by Guest Author

Fight Plastic Pollution by Asking Companies #IsThisYours?

In the face of ever-increasing ocean pollution, the hashtag #IsThisYours attempts to hold companies accountable for their plastic production.
by Guest Author

The ABCs of Technical Diving: I through L

We’re continuing a series we began last year on the ABCs of technical diving with I through L, starting with “I” for isobaric counter-diffusion and ending with “L” for logistics.
by Yvonne Press