Andy is an extreme adventurer, presenter and zoologist. He is a highly qualified, experienced and respected cave, deep mixed gas and commercial diver as well as a freediver. He also holds some of the highest qualifications as a mountaineering and climbing instructor, caver and sea-kayaker.
After completing a degree in Zoology he spent 10 years in the British Forces as a Bomb Disposal Officer, Diver and Paratrooper on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo. Since leaving the Forces he earned a living as a diving and climbing safety supervisor and expedition manager for the media and through his articles, talks and sponsorship as an adventurer.
As well as his own adventure and exploration projects and stunts, Andy was a presenter of BBC's Coast. After his specials on freediving around Scotland were so well received by BBC's Landward viewers he was been tasked with producing specials on sea-kayaking. His self-produced film on a solo cave diving project in the Cave of Skulls was also aired on the BBC's Adventure Show. In Summer 2012 he was involved filming in the arctic for BBC2's Operation Iceberg, and wrote his first book. Andy regularly writes for a number of diving, climbing and adventure magazines.