The Colin Mcleod Award is given out by the British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust on behalf of BSAC.
The Jubilee Trust present this award to someone who is normally a UK diver or diving researcher, has been active in diving for many years and is well known and respected internationally.
Colin McLeod Award 2019
Awarded at BSAC Diving Conference Dinner. Everyone in the room was upstanding upon the announcement that AP Diving's Martin Parker had been awarded the Colin McLeod Award.
About the Colin Mcleod Award
The Colin Mcleod Award was established in 1986 at the BSAC AGM in his memory for "Furthering international co-operation in diving”, the first award being made in 1987. The award is administered by the British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust on behalf of BSAC.
Who was Colin McLeod?
Colin McLeod was a founding father of the sport of sub-aqua diving in the United Kingdom. In the post-war period, he was a Director of the sports equipment supplier Lillywhites and during this time imported fins and other equipment to support an infant sport. He was a co-founder of BSAC, being the first Vice-Chairman from 1953 to 1957 and club Chairman from 1961 to 1963. He was made a Vice President in 1965 and was an Honorary Life-member.
Colin McLeod was particularly active internationally; he participated on the CMAS committee in various roles from the 1960s to his death in 1985. He chaired the organising committee for the both first (September 1962) and second (October 1973) World Congress on diving hosted by BSAC.
Colin Mcleod Award winners
|2021||Not awarded due to impact of Covid restrictions|
|2020||Not awarded due to impact of Covid restrictions|
|2019||Martin Parker||Equipment innovation|
|2017||Paul Rose||Documentary Film|
|2016||David Shaw||Underwater Film|
|2015||Martin Dean||Professional Maritime Archaeology|
|2014||Dr Ian Calder||Diving Medicine|
|2013||Dr John Bevan||Diving history|
|2012||Dr Martyn Sayer||Scientific diving physiology|
|2011||Dr Peter Bennett||Diving Physiology and Safety|
|2010||Dr Peter Wilmshurst||Underwater Medicine|
|2007||Bernard Eaton||Conferences, Publications and Exhibitions|
|2006||Dr. R.W. Hamilton||Decompression|
|2005||Dr. Honor Frost||Archaeology|
|2003||Dr. Nic Flemming||Oceanography and Archaeology|
|2002||Peter Scoones||Documentary Film|
|2001||Dr. David Bellamy||Conservation|
|2000||Sir John Rawlings||Underwater Medicine|
|1998||Prof. David Elliott||Diving Medicine|
|1997||Dr. Alisdair Edwards||Biology Conservation|
|1996||Reg Vallintine||Recreational Diving|
|1995||Dr. Maurice Cross||Medicine|
|1993||Prof. Paul Ryan||Science CMAS|
|1991||Dr. Tom Hennessy||Decompression|
|1990||Dr. Val Hempleman||Science|
|1989||Bruce Lyons||Holiday Diving|
|1988||Ray Sutcliffe||Documentary Film|
|1987||Robert Palmer||Cave Diving|