Andy Packer

PADI IDC Staff Instructor


Hi. I’m Andy and I’m a PADI IDC Staff Instructor here at Coast2Coast. I’ve always been into the great outdoors and qualified as a climbing instructor when I was 18, eventually becoming an instructor trainer. I was given a try dive for my birthday back in 1997 and was hooked from the minute I dipped below the surface of the pool. I signed up for a PADI Open Water course and qualified in 1998. After qualifying I joined a local club and dived whenever I could. 

Most of my diving has been off the south coast but I’ve also enjoyed diving in Ireland and the Orkney islands. I’ve also been lucky enough to dive in Majorca, Gran Canaria and the Red Sea. My biggest passion is wreck diving, especially WW1 & WW2 wrecks, and I enjoy researching them before the dive. 


When I stopped teaching climbing a few years ago I found that I missed passing on the knowledge I had to others. Having enjoyed diving for many years I decided to train as a Divemaster so that I could help others become qualified divers. Since then I’ve continued my diving education by qualifying as an instructor and have now qualified as an IDC Staff Instructor which allows me to help teach future instructors whilst still being able to teach new divers.

Diving Qualifications

  • PADI Open Water Diver 
  • SAA Elementary Diver 
  • SAA Open Water Diver 
  • SAA Club Diver 
  • Emergency First Responder 
  • PADI Emergency O2 Provider 
  • PADI Rescue Diver 
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver 
  • PADI Divemaster 
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader 
  • PADI Assistant Instructor 
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor 
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer 
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor 
  • PADI Adaptive Support Diver 
  • PADI Adaptive Techniques 
  • PADI Deep Diver 
  • PADI Dive Against Debris Diver 
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver 
  • PADI Night Diver 
  • PADI Recompression Chamber Awareness 
  • PADI Sidemount Diver 
  • PADI SMB Diver 
  • PADI Twinset Diver 
  • PADI Wreck Diver 
  • PADI Tec 40 
  • PADI Tec 45 
  • PADI Tec Trimix 45 Diver 
  • PADI Tec Rec Trimix Blender 

Teaching Qualifications

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving 
  • PADI Open Water Diver 
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 
  • Emergency First Responder 
  • PADI Rescue Diver 
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver 
  • PADI Divemaster 
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader 
  • PADI Assistant Instructor 
  • PADI Boat Diver 
  • PADI Deep Diver 
  • PADI DSMB Diver 
  • PADI Drift Diver 
  • PADI Drysuit Diver 
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider 
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver 
  • PADI Full Face Mask Diver 
  • PADI Night Diver 
  • PADI Project Aware 
  • PADI PPB Diver 
  • RNLI Sea Survival Diver 
  • PADI Search & Recovery Diver 
  • PADI Tec Rec Trimix Blender 
  • PADI Twinset Diver 
  • PADI Underwater Navigator 
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist 
  • PADI Wreck Diver 

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Unit 7, Elliott Road 

West Howe Industrial Estate

Bournemouth, Dorset

BH11 8JX


Phone: 01202 911411

Mobile: 07880 342515

Monday 8:30AM - 4:30PM 

Tuesday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Thursday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Friday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Saturday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Sunday - Gone Diving



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