Meet your Professional Training Team
Instructor Development Team
Region’s most Qualified and Experienced Team – Because to be the best you need to learn from the best!
Andy Phillips M.sc.
PADI Course Director
Instructor qualifications: PADI Resident Course Director, PADI/IANTD Trimix Instructor Trainer, Rebreather Instructor Trainer, DAN Instructor Trainer, NSS-CDS Sidemount Cave Diver, International Yacht Training Instructor Trainer, IAHD-Americas Instructor Trainer
Specialties taught: All except ice and altitude
Favorite dive site in Utila: Whale Rock and Pumpkin Hill Banks
Favorite dive site outside Utila: Darwins Arch, Galapagos!
About me: Happiest when I am underwater on a Monday hearing my watch chime 9am and enjoying the sunset ‘après dive’ with friends and a cold drink!
Instructor Qualifications: PADI Course Director, EFR Instructor, IAHD-Americas Instructor Trainer
Specialties Taught: Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Lionfish Containment, 02, Gas Blender, PPB, Digital Imaging, Navigation, Fish ID
Favorite Site in Utila: Deep Tarp
Favorite Non-Utila Site: Teluk Kembahu, Lembeh Straight, Indonesia
About me: I love to teach diving, big sharks, cave diving, Guiness and cheese! Pretty much sums it up.
Suzy Phipps B.sc.
PADI Course Director & Marine Biologist
Instructor qualifications: PADI Course Director, EFR Instructor Trainer, IAHD-Americas Instructor Trainer, IYT Diveboat Mate Instructor, IYT Diveboat Coxswain Instructor, DAN Instructor.
Specialties taught: Most of them, favourites being Conservation related and Photography.
Favorite dive site in Utila: Jack Neil Beach, Seahorse hunting!
Favorite dive site outside Utila: HP Reef, Maldives
About me: Happiest with a pair of Sidemount tanks, my camera in my hand and a Seahorse or Nudibranch infront of me.
Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Instructor, EFR Instructor Trainer, IAHD-Americas Instructor, Tec 50 diver
Specialties taught: Sidemount, Digital Underwater Photography, Deep, Wreck, Nitrox, 02 Provider, Dry Suit, Equipment, Search & Recovery, Project Aware Coral Reef Conservation
Favorite dive site in Utila: CJ’s Drop Off
Favorite dive site outside Utila: Hafza Thila, Maldives
About me: Scuba diving enabled me to travel to beautiful places and to experience many amazing adventures. From covering every atol in the Maldives by liveaboard to managing a small eco resort in a remote area in Indonesia, there is always something new to see and experience.