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Hi , I'm Andy

I have been enjoying scuba diving for over 30 years. I initially began diving  with the British Sub Aqua Club, 3rd Class (BSAC) and also the Sub Aqua Association (SAA) Dive supervisor. I qualified as  a SAA club instructor, and played an active role in my local  dive club.

After a number of years, I decided to continue my dive education with PADI. I  progressed and qualified as a PADI   professional instructor (OWSI) also as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), a PADI Staff Instructor (IDCS).and a TecRec trimix technical diving instructor. I have been a professional PADI member for over 26 Years. (blimey!).

I have been running Sea Urchin Divers for just over 22years. I have a strong passion for diving and have had the opportunity over the years to dive all over the world. I have dived in the Red Sea (Egypt), Tenerife, Malta, Maldives, America, Singapore, Malaysia and Israel to name a few.

I have help from   Phil and  Juliet. We aim to make our courses excellent value, and offer a quality service with no short-cuts. We  deliver courses under a club environment and offer thorough supervision, high quality and a dedicated honest service.

Instructor Certifications:
SAA club instructor, PADI open water instructor, master scuba diver trainer, staff instructor, DSAT tec deep technical instructor. DSAT trimix instructor, DSAT gas blender instructor. emergency first response first aid instructor and "first aid at work" instructor.

Speciality  Instructor Ratings:
Deep, wreck,enriched air, dry suit, search and recovery, multilevel, u/w photographer, navigation. night, self reliant diver and Drager re breather instructor.

Factory trained Seac-Sub and Tigullio regulator technician.
Operated as UK service technician trainer for Seac-Sub and Tigullio

Qualified HNC electronic and mechanical engineer, worked  in the semiconductor chip manufacturing industry, taught vacuum/gas technology, including clients such as atomic weapons establishment (AWE) and particle accelerator equipment manufacturers world wide.
Qualified skydiver and a keen underwater photographer.
Gas engineer and electrician.

Enhanced CRB Cert 001478747210

Scuba certifications:

BSAC 3rd class, SAA dive supervisor, PADI rescue diver, dive master, Dreager re breather diver. tec deep diver. trimix diver.

Phil Treadgold PADI Rescue diver.
Is a specialist Enriched air, Dry suit, Deep diver as well being  a  very experienced diver with many years experience in UK waters.

Jules PADI Rescue Diver.

Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver. Regularly dives in the UK also in Egypt, Malta and the Maldives.