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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
scuba diving in Raja Ampat
Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

The scuba diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia is world-class, sustainable and — perhaps surprisingly — can be quite affordable.

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Health In the Water

Five Common Tropical Marine Life Injuries

Prevention is always better than the cure, but accidents do happen. Here are five common tropical marine life injuries and how to treat them.

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Off-Season Scuba Classes
Training In the Water

Off-Season Scuba Classes

Living somewhere cold can mean months without splashing in. Here are the best off-season scuba classes to keep your dive withdrawal at bay.

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Tec Diving Chuuk Lagoon
Wrecks Travel Dive Locations

Tec Diving Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk Lagoon is a well-known wreck-diving Mecca, and with so many deep wrecks, it’s a natural fit for tec diving. Here’s what you need to know for tec diving Chuuk Lagoon.

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New stuff

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Trimix Diving

Introduction to Trimix Diving

In the third installment of our series on technical diving, we’re moving away from beginner-level courses and into the world of trimix diving.       
by Guest Author Yvonne Press
TUSA

TUSA Joins the Dive Computer “Elite Fleet” through Deepblu Connect

International scuba company TUSA has become the latest company to integrate Deepblu Connect to its flagship dive computer.
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Niue

New Marine Parks Protect Enormous Part of Pacific

The nations of Niue and Chile combine to create vast marine protected areas in the Pacific
by Thomas Gronfeldt