Annually BSAC Council and National Diving Committee (NDC) award a range of members who have made outstanding contributions to diving and to BSAC.
The following awards are presented annually to candidates who successfully meet the judging criteria or have demonstrated exceptional performance in their activities.
Presented to the BSAC club furthering the interests of all club members and of BSAC.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Presented to the BSAC member who goes that extra mile in the promotion of BSAC and their own club’s aims and objectives.
BSAC Expeditions Trophy
Presented to the organiser of the most significant British exploratory diving expedition of the year.
Awarded annually to the candidate who has shown the most admirable performance in a nationally-assessed examination – “For Unique Underwater Endeavour”.
Thank You Awards
Awarded annually by the BSAC team.
BSAC Safety Award
Presented in recognition of endeavouring to save a life without involving diving techniques.
Alan Broadhurst Safety Award
Awarded for the use of good diving lifesaving techniques. Presented to the rescuer, or rescuers, acknowledging and recognising their extreme bravery and use of good diving techniques.
Diver Training Awards
First Class Diver Awards
Awarded to the successful candidates of the First Class Diver (FCD) qualification.
AP Diving Award
Awarded annually to the candidate proven to have the most meritorious performance in BSAC’s First Class Diver examination.
Instructor Training Awards
Open Water Instructor Award
Awarded to the most meritorious candidate on the Open Water Instructor Exam.
Nautilus AI Award
Awarded to the most meritorious candidate on the Advanced Instructor Exam (AIE).
National Instructor Awards
Awarded to the successful candidates of the National Instructor Exam (NIE).
Award presented to the person who is proven to have the most meritorious performance in the National Instructor Exam (NIE).
Jubilee Trust Awards
Colin McLeod Award
Presented annually to person(s) who in the opinion of the Trustees of the BSA Jubilee Trust have contributed to international co-operation and harmony in diving and associated activities.
Peter Small Jubilee Trust Award
Presented for the most worthwhile and ambitious BSAC project conducted in British waters and is administered jointly by the Jubilee Trust and the BSAC NDC.
Prince of Wales Scuba Award
Awarded annually to the member or group of members of BSAC for outstanding achievement in research in the field of scuba diving.