Staff Spotlight: Tony Andrews (Manager, Field Services, PADI EMEA)
Tel: +44 (0)117 300 7358
Quick Bio from Tony:
I believed there was more to life than just a 9-5 job! Leaning to dive was a door way I needed to travel most of the world teaching people to dive. Now, I’m a PADI Course Director and currently working at PADI EMEA as the Field Service Manager. During my spare time, I love to run and keeping fit – along with spending time with my family.
When did you first learn to dive? My first dive was during a holiday to the Dominican Republic back in 1996
How many dives have you done? My current log book is still showing 7487 and counting.
What is the first bit of dive equipment you bought? It was straight after I completed my PADI Open Water Course – TUSA mask
If you could only pack one bit of dive equipment to take with you on a trip what would it be? Dive Computer
What is your favourite dive site in the UK? Tough Question really, I have had some great dives inland, and around the coastal waters of the UK – Inland would have to be Stoney Cove, Coastal would have to be a dive site I know in Cornwall.
What is your favourite dive site in the world? That’s a tough one! It would have to be either Burma Archipelago, The Lakshadweep islands India or Richelieu Rock Thailand
What song do you currently like to listen to before you go diving? Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
What is your favourite animal underwater? Sharks
What animal would you love to see on your next dive? Tiger Shark
What dive site is at the top of your to wish list? I’d love to dive the Sardine Run
What sort of food do you pack in your lunch box to eat between dives? If available? A Galaxy Chocolate bar.
If you could go diving with someone (dead or alive) who would it be? I have a lot of respect for David Beckham, so it would have to be him