BSAC Diving Conference 2012
For the first time, the BSAC Diving Conference 2012 was held at the NEC Birmingham, alongside the Dive Show on Saturday, 27th October.
Over 350 delegates enjoyed a packed and informative day of BSAC updates, networking, information gathering and award giving, plus fantastic speakers in the form of Richard Pyle, Alex Rogers and Brian Cumming.
A full conference report will be made available shortly but in the meantime, our congratulations go to our worthy BSAC Diving Conference award winners.
BSAC Diving Conference Awards 2012 -And our winners are…..
OWI Collins and Chambers Trophy - Jeff Evans (best peformance in the Open Water Instructor exam)
Analox Trophy - Jean-Loup D’Hotman De Villiers (best performance in the Advanced Instructor exam)
First Class Divers awards - Louise Whitehouse, Brendan O’Reilly, Janos Suto, Alun Newsome (2011); Philip Johnston, John Corbett, Paul Bayne, Steve Howarth, Steven Humphrey, David Woodward, Ron Evans, Raj Mistry, Adrian Collier, Andy Jarvis, Neil Richardson (2012)
AP Valves Award - Paul Bayne (best performance in the First Class Diver exam)
National Instructors awards - Clive Puddifoot, Marg Baldwin, Steve Capes (2011); Russell Field, Dave Lucas, Tom McCrickerd, Richard Powell, Luisa Smith, Janos Suto (2012)
Weezle Award - Steve Capes (2011), Luisa Smith (2012) (best performance in the National Instructor Exam)
Wilkinson Sword - Steve Capes (2011), Luisa Smith (2012) (best performance in a national exam)
Peter Small Award - Scarborough SAC (for "the most worthwhile and ambitious BSAC Project, conducted in British waters")
Colin McLeod Award - Dr Martin Sayer (for furthering international cooperation in diving)
Scubapro Cousteau Award - Dave lock
BSAC Expedition Trophy - University of London SAC and Crawley (best expedition that promotes the true spirit of adventurous diving.)
Alan Broadhurst Safety Awards - Lee Morris, Rob Crouch, Harry Ford, Mark Wilcock, Graham Nurse, Jim Poulton, Kevin Stubbs, Jeff Evans, Phillip Beale
Heinke Trophy - Octopus BSAC. Commended – Coventry BSAC
Snorkelling Branch of the Year - 1. East Cheshire SAC, 2. Oxford SAC, 3rd - Woking
Jonathan Crusher Award - Mike Bailey (recognising an outstanding individual who, in the spirit of BSAC as a voluntary organisation, has performed as a volunteer beyond the normal call of duty)
- Young Branch Volunteer of the Year: Ryan McStravick - Lisburn SAC
- Branch Event Organiser of the Year: Amanda Astles - Hartford SAC
- Branch Instructor of the Year: Mike Bailey - Hereford SAC
- New Branch Volunteer of the Year: Neasa Braham - Hereford SAC
- Long-serving Branch Volunteer of the Year: Anne Morrison - Scarborough SAC
- Branch Volunteer of the Year (general) : Danielle Schofield - University of West England SAC