Andy was born and raised landlocked in Switzerland. During an extended childhood stay in Kenya, he spent the great deal of time free-diving and gained a deep affinity and appreciation for sub-aquatic activities. In Los Angeles and its motion picture industry, Andy is a sought-after underwater lighting technician and instructor and as such involved in projects like, Star Trek, War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible 3, Get Smart, Case 39, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, True Blood, Ghost Whisperer, Invasion, Surface, NCIS, CSI Miami, CSI New York, Flash Forward and many more. As a passionate and dedicated technical dive instructor, Andy promotes the DIR-philosophy of diving through simplicity and knowledge. Using this platform of technical diving, he is involved in shaping progressive technical dive protocols as well as developing and testing innovative equipment. Andy's enthusiasm as a diver and instructor guides fellow divers into the realm of advanced diving and aims to foster awareness and respect for the ocean within the diving community. Andy has been with Ocean Adventures' dive team since 2002.