BSAC’s scientific advisor, Gavin Anthony has been awarded a coveted British Standards Institution (BSI) Award, one of just 20 recipients to be awarded this year.  

Gavin, who has played a key role within BSAC diver safety and represents the club within the BSI standards, was recently presented with a Standard Makers Award for his ‘outstanding contribution’ to the BSI’s underwater breathing apparatus committee.

Divided into Standards Makers and Standards Users categories, the annual BSI awards celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to drive the production and implementation of standards in their fields. 

Speaking on receiving his BSi Standard Makers Award, Gavin said it was a tribute to the collective efforts made to ensure scuba diving remained a safe and enjoyable sport.  

Although this is a personal award, I feel and hope it is a reflection on BSAC and the diving industry generally in that it recognises the efforts being made within the industry to improve diver safety.

A member of BSAC since 1970, Gavin spent 35 years in diving systems research and development for the Royal Navy. He is currently involved in the certification of diving equipment and standards for diving equipment and in 2018 led BSAC’s successful campaign to prevent annual full cylinder testing being implemented in the UK. 

Gavin is also a Trustee of DDRC Healthcare, Chairman of the British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust and provides technical support and advice to BSAC.  

BSAC CEO, Mary Tetley congratulated Gavin on his BSI award.

Gavin has been a committed supporter of BSAC for over 50 years and during this time has played a significant role in driving forward the development of our sport. This award is recognition of his dedication to improving diver safety and is so well-deserved.

For more information on the BSI Standard Awards 2024 visit the BSI website

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