Author

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
El Niño
Conservation

Witness to El Niño

This year’s El Niño is wreaking havoc on weather around the world. Here’s one eyewitness account to the effects.

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dive skills while neutrally buoyant
Training In the Water

Conducting Dive Skills While Neutrally Buoyant

Mastering neutral buoyancy is important in itself. Take it to the next level by performing (or teaching) other dive skills while neutrally buoyant as well.

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Retaining Underwater Emergency Skills
Training

Retaining Underwater Emergency Skills

Whether you’re a new or experienced diver, it’s important to maintain the contingency skills you learned in entry-level scuba courses.

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Best Dive Fins
New to Scuba In the Water

Choosing the Best Dive Fins

With so many styles on the market, choosing a pair of fins can seem a daunting task. How do you know which fins are right for you?

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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