Instructor - Andy Silverman

Andy is the founder and owner of Columbus Scuba. He got his start as an instructor with the first accredited certifying agency, YMCA SCUBA. There he earned the rating of Instructor Trainer and was asked to serve on the National Advisory Committee in program development and standards while continuing as technical advisor for the East Coast region. Today Andy serves as the only active PADI Course Director in Central Ohio and is committed to nationwide instructor development

In 2011, Andy received the prestigious Platinum Pro 5000 award. Only a select few of the most elite and prominent divers (including Jacques Cousteau) in the WORLD hold this award. He has also been awarded ELITE 300 by PADI and is 1 of 52 instructors out of 136,000 world-wide dive professionals to earn this award. Andy has now been awarded Elite 300 in each of his last 4 years instructing for PADI.

Andy currently directs the diving program at International Field Studies in Andros, Bahamas which hosts the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world along with beautiful oceanic and inland Blue Holes and caves.

Today Andy sits on the Advisory Board for International Nitrox and Technical Diving (IANTD).
Andy also works with leading equipment manufacturers with field-testing and product development.
Andy is a certified Cave Diver and Cavern Instructor with IANTD. He holds an Instructor Trainer-Trainer rating with IANTD. Andy is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor and Three Star Instructor-Trainer with CMAS. He is involved with Public Safety diving and works as a trainer for numerous Public Safety Diving teams in Ohio. Andy is a Semi and Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor with several training agencies and hold an Instructor rating with Cylinder Training Services (CTS)

Andy, his wife and their staff have a strong commitment to unrivaled training in all arenas of dive training and most importantly, they all love to share their passion of the underwater world.

Store # 614-500-7234

Cell # 614-353-3483

Store address: 4680 Indianola Ave  Columbus Ohio 43214