Andy Davis Technical Diving
Sidemount, Technical and Wreck – Courses, Workshops and Clinics
Your personal mentor for accelerated diving performance!
My name is Andy Davis, and I am a freelance technical scuba diving instructor and diving author, providing technical, sidemount and specialist wreck diving courses on demand throughout Asia. I have over 22 years experience diving, 6000+ dives, in over 32 countries, on five continents around the globe.
I’ve been a passionate wreck diver since I first learned to dive.. and have enjoyed exploration diving upon the wrecks of Scapa Flow, the English Channel, the Mediterranean and Red Seas and technical deep wreck expeditions throughout Asia. I hold diving qualifications with seven different agencies, including recreational and technical instructor ratings with PADI, TecRec, ANDI, BSAC and SSI. For the last 6 years, I have specialized in teaching sidemount technical wreck diving – a discipline that I am extremely passionate about.
I am one of very few technical instructors in Asia qualified to teach 4 different sidemount courses, provided through PADI, TecRec and ANDI, at recreational, technical and advanced overhead environment levels. This diversity enables students to select the perfect course for their needs – whether it is basic open water sidemount, technical decompression sidemount or sidemount advanced/technical wreck penetration.
I also work in conjunction with the Philippines Underwater Archaeological Society (PUWAS), consulting on wreck identification projects and surveys.
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Subic Bay, Philippines
I can also host courses at any destination world-wide, subject to additional travel and accommodation expenses. Just contact me to discuss what I can provide at the location of your choice.
All of my training courses, regardless of level, focus upon the benefits of highly developed foundational core skills, precision dive planning and the development of ingrained, reliable emergency responses through diligent and realistic practice. I encourage self-awareness, a sense of personal responsibility for safety and the formation of sound team-diving methodologies.
A positive mindset is the doorway to expanding your underwater frontiers – and this mindset must first start with the instructor. Throughout my experience as a diver and scuba educator, I have striven to identify the most proven procedures, the most effective techniques and efficient equipment configurations. In doing so, I have remained open-minded on different approaches to diving ‘best-practice’; seeking training with numerous scuba agencies and world-class instructors.
So, it doesn’t matter whether you are taking a class on decompression diving, sidemount wreck penetration or a humble open-water diver course… my goal is to provide you with a world-class education that encompasses the latest and most proven, effective training that the scuba industry has to offer.
Personal and consultative scuba education
I provide a consultative and personalized service for divers that are seeking the highest quality training, at an affordable and cost-effective price. Whilst primarily sought-after by experienced and/or technical-level divers, I am happy to work with novice and intermediate recreational divers; to super-charge their performance and comfort in the water.
Multi-agency, global, technical diving experience
I can provide PADI or ANDI courses, personal mentoring, skills clinics or group workshops at any location desired – although I do highly recommend Subic Bay as the perfect training location for wreck-diving based activities.
In addition to wreck explorations and teaching advanced diving courses, I am an active scuba writer, a published underwater photographer, advanced diving course author, former military sport scuba instructor and scuba equipment (sidemount) manufacturing consultant.
A passion for diving education
My passion is teaching the highest quality advanced diving courses and developing superior quality divers. I only run small, tailored classes, or one-to-one private mentoring… and I bring the full breadth of my extensive experience and teaching ability to that training.
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Here is what I have to offer, for those divers who want more out of their training:
- ANDI SafeAir, Sidemount, Advanced Sidemount (Overhead) and Technical Wreck qualification
- PADI TecRec - Basics – Tec 40 – Tec 45 – Tec 50 – Tec Sidemount – Tec Wreck
- Pre-Tech Core Skills Development Clinics - improve your diving or get ready for the next step
- Private entry-level training (OW/AOW combo) - learn to scuba safely & confidently from day 1
- PADI Sidemount – Deep – Wreck – Nitrox courses – run with technical diving expertise
- PADI specialty courses, exclusive, expert and tailored for YOUR skill level and goals
- Exclusive workshops in Gas Management, Precision Diving & Fundamental Skills
- Personal Coaching Sessions – one-to-one private mentoring to develop your diving skills