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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
tech dives
Tec Diving Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Five Off-the-Radar Tech Dives

Most tech divers have heard of famous sites like the Andrea Doria or the Britannic, but there are plenty more off-the-radar tech dives. Here are five of the best.

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Novice Diver
Training In the Water

Training Timeline: From a Novice Diver to a Divemaster

New divers may feel they should wait for a time before progressing through the diving certifications. How long should it take to go from a novice diver to a divemaster?

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PADI specialties
Training In the Water

Most Challenging PADI Specialties

Leaving your comfort zone (in gradual and controlled circumstances) can make you a better diver. What are the most challenging PADI specialties to help you grow?

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new divemaster
Training In the Water

You’re a Brand New Divemaster — Now What?

Now that you’ve achieved the divemaster certification, you’ve got lots of options, from employment to volunteering or continuing education.

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New stuff

Fiji Siren Lost at Sea

In a still-developing story, Worldwide Dive and Sail has confirmed that the Fiji Siren has been lost at sea, luckily with no loss of life.
by Rebecca Strauss
Wakatobi Dive Resort

Top of the Reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort

You don’t need to go deep at Wakatobi Dive Resort to see something spectacular.
by Guest Author

Shearwater Landing on Deepblu Connect

Leading Innovative Tech Diving Company becomes the Third to Integrate
by Press Release
dive against debris

What is Dive Against Debris?

Diving against debris not only has the obvious positive effects for marine life and our ocean but is also now helping drive policy changes for a cleaner future.
by Hayley-Jo Carr