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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.
Work
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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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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Advanced Wreck Diving supplementary course notes | Essential techniques, skills, procedures & knowledge for safe ship wreck penetration. By Andy Davis
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A quick review of the Tecline Avenger and Side 16 sidemount BCDs, available in cordura or kelvlar with DIR or comfort harness options.By Andy Davis
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How to plan your long-term technical diving training development. Setting goals, establishing phases, choosing configurations & selecting instructors.
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Upgrade and customize your rig with this sweet custom sidemount hardware from Sump UK. Sliding D-Rings, Sliding buckles,off-set D-rings, bungee attachnments
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Some options for a stand-alone sidemount harness for those doing DIY sidemount projects or wishing to pair a new harness with an existing sidemount wing.
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A review of the DiveRite Nomad LTZ sidemount. Expert equipment review by Andy Davis www.scubatechphilippines.com
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A discussion on when you should drop your scuba diving weight belt and weighting strategies to prevent rapid ascents when jettisoning weights underwater.
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A review of the Human Factors in Diving online courses. A really great course for all serious divers, technical diving teams and professional instructors.
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I have made several economic, homemade, DIY sidemount rigs for recreational, technical and overhead diving. Read more to see what results you can achieve...
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Details of the custom SUMP UK sidemount BCD - a complete sidemount system which you can design to unique specifications to meet your individual needs.
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A quick review of the newly released OMS REC sidemount adapter.It lets you convert virtually and backplate and back-mount wing into a basic sidemount system
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A review of the Deco Sidemount rig. A super-economical and very modular sidemount rig based on a stand-alone MSR type bladder with classic or 'H' harness.
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Some Options for DIY Sidemount Rigs
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I have made several economic, homemade, DIY sidemount rigs for recreational, technical and overhead diving. Read more to see what results yo

Custom Sidemount Hardware Upgrade With SUMP UK
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Upgrade and customize your rig with this sweet custom sidemount hardware from Sump UK. Sliding D-Rings, Sliding buckles,off-set D-rings, bun

The OMS REC Sidemount Adapter
scubatechphilippines.com

A quick review of the newly released OMS REC sidemount adapter.It lets you convert virtually and backplate and back-mount wing into a basic

The Best Technical Diving Computers 2016
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My review of the best dedicated technical diving computers on the market in 2016. My Top 5 full function, modern, tech diving computers, by

Top 5 Warm-Water Sidemount Fins
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My recommendation of the top 5 warm-water/wetsuit diver sidemount fins. Neutrally buoyant, high control and effective propulsion. Review by

New Release - Poseidon Sidemount BCD
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New to the market - the Poseidon sidemount BCD. Cold-water (American school) sidemount BCD with some interesting (and debatable) features.

Fixing The Sidemount Training Disappointment
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Far too many sidemount divers 'qualify' only to be disappointed with the results of their sidemount training. Find out why this is....

Buying Scuba Equipment - Avoiding Noobie Mistakes
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8 expert tips to help prevent costly mistakes when shopping for scuba equipment. Don't make noobie mistakes that leave you with kit you'll r

Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Store
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My sidemount - technical - wreck diving store on Amazon. The top picks of specialized diving equipment as recommended on my exclusive tech d

Nitrogen Narcosis - The Human Factors
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Examining the human factors influencing diver perceptions of susceptibility to nitrogen narcosis. How autonomic skill development aids narco

Deep Diving Maladies - Compression Arthralgia
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An overview of compression arthralgia | Hyperbaric deep diving malady| Compression arthralgia causes, symptoms, treatment | By Andy Davis

Scuba Diving Skills On the Knees - Bad Habitual Response Conditioning
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Negative habitual behavior results from flawed scuba diving skills training. Teaching divers in a kneeling or vertical position ingrains bad

Subclinical DCS, Decompression Stress and Post-Dive Fatigue
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Sub-clinical DCS, decompression stress and post-dive fatigue. The impact of microbubbles on diver vitality and health.

Technical Diving Meme
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How you feel when you start technical diving training...

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,