Awards

The club has several awards which are presented to deserving members on a yearly basis. It can be extremely difficult to choose a winner for each as often there are many deserving members in each category.

Chairmans Award

This award is handed out by the Chairman and can be given to anyone for any reason.

2016/17: Iain Ward
2015/16: Steven Beesley
2014/15: Ian Jennings
2013/14: Rosie Page
2012/13: Neil Brown

Trainee of the Year

The winner is chosen by the instructors within the club and is for the trainee that has showed the most enthusiasm, commitment or has overcome the biggest hurdles. Applies to all levels of diver training.

2016/17: Jo-Ann Brennan
2014/15: Alistair Weston
2013/14: Sam Flatt
2012/13: Julie Turney

The Volnay - Instructor of the Year

The use of this award changed from biggest blooper to the instructor of the year. Voted for by all club members, it is to thank the instructor who has gone above and beyond over the course of the season.

2016/17: Les Singleton
2015/16: Les Singleton
2014/15: Mike Flatt
2013/14: Phil Turney
2012/13: Nigel Spickett

Brian Maton

This award was created in Brians memory and is given to the member who has enjoyed their diving the most over the course of the dive season.

2016/17: Claire Brown
2014/15: Rosie Page
2013/14: Paul Morgan
2012/13: Mick Duke

Pathfinder

A navigational challenge is set by the previous years winner and this award is presented to the person who gets nearest.

2013/14: Ian Jennings
2012/13: Bill Johnson

Silver Dolphin

Awarded in recognition of the best underwater photography produced by members over the dive season. Chosen by public vote on an evening where all entries are shown at the same time.

2016/17: Steven Beesley
2014/15: Fiona McMahon
2013/14: Dave Goddard
2012/13: Dave Goddard