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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.

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Trends in Scuba Diving

What’s next in the underwater world? Here are our picks for a few trends in scuba diving to keep your eyes peeled for.

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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
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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
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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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Dive into the Pink

Dive Into the Pink Announces Winners of Third Annual Photo Competition

Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Think Pink underwater imaging competition.
by Rebecca Strauss
dangerous dive sites

Training Fundamentals: Dangerous Dive Sites

Scuba accidents are thankfully relatively rare. However, some places have reputations as dangerous dive sites. Why? Should we be diving them?
by Marcus Knight

Marine Species: Know Your Sea Turtles

An all-time divers’ favorite, there are seven different species of sea turtles. Here’s what you need to know about each species.
by Hélène Reynaud
diver lifts

Training Fundamentals: Diver Lifts

There are many ways to board a dive boat at the end of your dive. In some areas of the world, ‘diver lifts’ are commonplace. What are they?
by Marcus Knight