RYA 200 ton license / IYT Class IV / PADI Master Scuba Diver trainer / Rebreather – CCR / Photo / Video
Philip is the co-founder of Big Blue Collective. He has been coming to these islands since childhood and has had the fortune of seeing paradise untouched. His love for the ocean started before he could walk. Growing up in the water and on the boats, his intimate knowledge of these islands has helped shape Big Blue. From West Sussex in the UK he started diving in ’88 and has since amassed over 3000+ dives in the TCI alone and has years of experience as a captain.
An all round waterman, Philip excels in the ocean and all watersports. He is a passionate and excellent freediver, kiteboarder and paddleboarder. Often seen with a camera in tow, Philip also loves underwater photography and videography.
Philip is also one of the most experienced Humpback Whale guides in the Islands. After spending almost a decade working with his close friend and mentor, the late Captain Piers, as a whale guide on the Silver Banks, Philip has integrated the ‘soft – in – water’ approach to the Big Blue experience. Year after year our guests are continually enthralled by extraordinary close encounters.
“Big Blue continues to evolve while encouraging eco-consciousness without sacrificing the core concept to protect that which we ultimately love most”.