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Andy Davis
Works at Scuba Tech Philippines
Attended Royal Air Force Cranwell
Lives in Subic Bay
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Education
  • Royal Air Force Cranwell
    Leadership and Management, 1999 - 2000
  • Bristol Management Centre
    Project Management, 2006 - 2006
  • University of Wolverhampton
    Politics, 1993 - 1996
  • Defence Academy Shrivenham
    Advanced Leadership, 2004 - 2004
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors
    Dive Leadership/Instruction, 2004 - 2008
  • Scuba Schools International
    Dive Leadership/Instruction, 2007 - 2008
  • British Sub-Aqua Club
    Dive Leadership/Instruction, 2003 - 2003
  • British Association of Fitness Instructors
    Fitness and Exercise, 2002 - 2002
  • Chartered Management Institute
    Management, 2004 - 2004
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
    Human Resources, 2000 - 2000
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Passionate scuba educator and sidemount technical wreck diving fanatic working in Subic Bay, Philippines. PADI, TecRec, ANDI, SSI and BSAC qualified instructor. Former RAF officer.
Introduction
Passionate scuba educator, with working experience in the UK and several SE Asia countries. Loves technical wreck diving and underwater macro photography. A wanderlust traveller.  Highly motivated about marine conservation, especially shark protection and education. Former RAF Officer with operational experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. 
Bragging rights
PADI TecRec, ANDI, SSI, and BSAC Scuba Instructor. Sidemount Technical Wreck Specialist. Former RAF Officer.
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Occupation
Consultant Technical Diving Instructor
Skills
Training, Management, Operations, Human Resources, Civil-Military Cooperation, Wreck Diving, Technical Diving, Sidemount Diving, Project Management, SEO, Website Design, Writing,
Employment
  • Scuba Tech Philippines
    Consultant Technical Diving Instructor, 2010 - present
  • Supreme Group
    HR Operations Manager (Afghanistan), 2009 - 2010
  • PADI Scuba Instructor
    Master Scuba Diver Trainer, 2007 - 2009
  • Joint CIMIC Group
    Officer, 2005 - 2007
  • Royal Air Force
    Officer, 1999 - 2005
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Subic Bay
Previously
Makati - Subic Bay - Semporna - Koh Tao - Derby - Kabul - Dubai - Derby - Bristol - Muscat - Belize City - Dakar - New York

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Insights into advanced wreck diving via the Technical Wreck course.The philosophies and approaches to training elite level wreck divers. By Andy Davis
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Top ten list of wreck diving equipment favorites by technical wreck diving instructor Andy Davis. Preferrred kit that keeps me safe deep inside shipwrecks
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A re-published article discussing Sheck Exley's 'Razor' and the consideration of limits for overhead environment and technical divers.
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A short video clip showing my technical wreck student putting training into practice when negotiating a tight restriction on a penetration of the USS Majaba
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Equipment review of the Tovatec Sports Tec ST2000 torch - a competent and economical little LED torch that can function well for rec and limited-tec diving.
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Technical Wreck Penetration – A Question Of Experience by Andy Davis I often get asked how many dives should a technical wreck diver have before they undertake serious wreck penetration dives at depth. It’s hard to answer, because it is a very individual question; which deserves more than a simple numerical answer. I can dive [...]
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My custom modifications for the Hollis SMS100 sidemount, that I teach students who bring this rig for my technical and recreational sidemount courses.
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The most comprehensive, world-class PADI and TecRec courses available in the Philippines. Sidemount, Technical and Wreck specialist. All speciality courses.
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The secret to improving your scuba diving air consumption explained. Top tips for beginner divers by Andy Davis - sidemount technical wreck instructor.
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Don't get gas mugged - The role of situational awareness in predicting and avoiding stressful air sharing emergencies in scuba diving. By Andy Davis
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Advice on factors to consider when choosing and purchasing a scuba diving regulator. By Andy Davis www.scubatechphilippines.com
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Explaining the Technical Wreck Course - Approaches To Advanced Wreck Diving
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Insights into advanced wreck diving via the Technical Wreck course.The philosophies and approaches to training elite level wreck divers. By

A Technical Wreck Instructor's Tips - Best Wreck Diving Equipment
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Top ten list of wreck diving equipment favorites by technical wreck diving instructor Andy Davis. Preferrred kit that keeps me safe deep ins

PADI & TecRec Technical Diving Courses - Subic Bay, Philippines
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The most comprehensive, world-class PADI and TecRec courses available in the Philippines. Sidemount, Technical and Wreck specialist. All spe

Sheck Exley's Razor - The Nature of Limits
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A re-published article discussing Sheck Exley's 'Razor' and the consideration of limits for overhead environment and technical divers.

The Secret To Improving Your Air Consumption For Scuba Diving
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The secret to improving your scuba diving air consumption explained. Top tips for beginner divers by Andy Davis - sidemount technical wreck

New Release - SoprasSub Tek Sidemount
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New 'Tek' sidemount rig revealed by SoprasSub at the Dussledorf show. Kevlar material & a modular, one-piece harness,

Technical Wreck Diving - Passing Tight Restrictions In Sidemount
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A short video clip showing my technical wreck student putting training into practice when negotiating a tight restriction on a penetration o

A Predictable Strategy for Air Sharing Emergencies
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Don't get gas mugged - The role of situational awareness in predicting and avoiding stressful air sharing emergencies in scuba diving. By An

Torch Review: Tovatec Sports Tec ST2000
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Equipment review of the Tovatec Sports Tec ST2000 torch - a competent and economical little LED torch that can function well for rec and lim

Technical Wreck Penetration - A Question Of Experience
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Technical Wreck Penetration – A Question Of Experience by Andy Davis I often get asked how many dives should a technical wreck diver have be

Hazardous Marine Life - The 'Demon Stinger' - Video and Info
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Some short footage and information about the 'Demon Stinger'. A very poisonous, stinging, bottom-dwelling tropical fish. Scuba divers BEWARE

DCS and the Immune Response | The Complement System and Diving
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The Complement System and Diving by Dr. Ernest Campbell. An introduction into the role of the immune system in ub-clinical DCS / decompressi

Decompression Theory | Links and Resources | Technical Scuba Diving
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Links, articles and resources for further reading on the subject of decompression theory for technical scuba diving. What you need to know.

Gradient Factors for Dummies
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Gradient Factors for Dummies by Kevin Watts (originally posted on rebreatherworld.com). An explanation of gradient factors settings on your

Understanding M-Values | Erik C. Baker
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ErikBaker's excellent article on 'Understanding 'M-Values'. Critical reading for prospective technical diving students.

Tech Diver Resources
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Pre-reading articles for Scuba Tech Philippines tech diver students. Deep Stops, Gradient Factors, Oxygen Toxicity, Nitrogen Narcosis and mo

Travel Subic Bay | Directions for Travel | Philippines
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Travel Subic Bay - directions from Manila, Clark and the airports. Local travel information - how to reach Subic Bay by private car, bus and

Balanced Weighting For Scuba Divers
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The issue of balanced weighting for scuba divers. What is a balanced rig? What is minimum weight? What is ballast versus weight? By Andy Dav

Technical Wreck Sidemount Equipment Primer | Free eBook
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Technical, wreck and sidemount equipment primer eBook, with advice on selection and configuration of your kit prior to my training courses.

The Anatomy of an Effective Wreck Diving Course
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What differentiates basic wreck diving courses; the good, the bad & the ugly. Be a safe & knowledgeable wreck diver by finding the best wrec