Tim Andrews was born and raised in Litchfield, Minnesota...about as far from the ocean as you can get. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the submarine force. While serving on the islands of Oahu and Guam, he finally discovered the ocean and scuba diving.
During his early years in Guam, Tim spent most of his free time progressing through scuba training, eventually becoming a scuba instructor. It was not until he heard someone talking about the inner peace and tranquility found while freediving that he thought “I need some of that.” After several months and an introduction to freediving class, Tim realized freediving was “competitive relaxation.” He quickly put his new freediving skills to good use through spearfishing giving him an excuse to be in the water.
Moving back to Oahu, Tim sought to improve his freediving, expanding his knowledge and skills through the PFI Intermediate and Advanced Freediver courses. PFI’s commitment to safety and their building block approach to skills aligned with the leadership skills the Navy had instilled in him, making Tim quickly realize his desire to be a part of the PFI organization.
When not freediving or spearfishing, Tim can be found sailing, teaching scuba, or taking photos while diving a Closed Circuit Rebreather.