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Andy Davis
Works at Scuba Tech Philippines
Attended Royal Air Force Cranwell
Lives in Subic Bay
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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
Places
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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
Story
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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.
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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The most common trim problems experienced by divers and how to resolve them. How to improve your trim when scuba diving...and not just with trim weights.
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A scientific study suggests the persistence of nitrogen narcosis impairment during ascent & for a period after the dive. What does this mean for divers?
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Let's take a look at diver motivations. It's easy to get side-tracked into superficial motivations. Who is the Prestigious Diver?
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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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An article examining what is a Balanced Rig for scuba divers, why the Balanced Rig is safer and how you can create the Balanced Rig. By Andy Davis.
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A look at what 'diving experience' actually means. How can we assess experience and what can we do to improve meaningful experience for safer diving.
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The technical diving experience paradox - where acquiring significant experience and skill can lead to a decrease in safety through a rise in complacency.
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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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99 Problems....and your TRIM is one!
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The most common trim problems experienced by divers and how to resolve them. How to improve your trim when scuba diving...and not just with

Are You A Prestigious Diver?
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Let's take a look at diver motivations. It's easy to get side-tracked into superficial motivations. Who is the Prestigious Diver?

A List of Sidemount Regulator Sets
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A look at the Sidemount Regulator Sets currently available from major scuba diving manufacturers and custom sets.

The Biggest Risk in Technical Diving (and how to avoid it)
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Technical diving and the need for humility and self-awareness. The temptations to ego driven pitfalls and how that risks diver safety.

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
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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

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