Awards & Presentations

ASADA Registered Clubs and Army/JS Expeditions are encouraged to submit nominations by September of each year and the Awards will be made at the ASADA AGM. Reports can be submitted either electronically (preferred) or in hard copy.

Honorary Life Members

Honorary Life Membership to ASADA is awarded to individuals judged by the Chairman to have made an outstanding contribution to Army Sub-Aqua Diving. Life Members will be invited to the ASADA AGM and will be kept abreast of developments within Army and JS Sub-Aqua AT.

Peter Ormerod Trophy

The "Ormerod Trophy" is presented annually to the Army diver assessed by the ASADA committee to have contributed the most to Army Sub-Aqua Diving either for that year or in recognition of continued service.

Nominations are to be sent to the Chaiman.

Best Expedition Report 

The "ASADA Best Expedition Report Award" is presented annually to the Expedition Leader assessed by the ASADA committee to have produced the best report following a recognised adventure training expedition. Weight will be attached to truly expeditionary trips and content which actually reflects the problems overcome enabling other expeditions to follow in their path. The report may be supported with photographs but presentation will not win out over content.

Nominations are to be sent to the Expedition Officer.

Best Expedition Photograph or Video

The "ASADA Best Expedition Photograph or Video Award" is presented annually to the Army diver assessed by the ASADA committee to have taken the best photograph or video during a recognised adventure training expedition. Photographs can be submitted either digitally (preferred) or in hard copy. Video can be submitted in any format.

Nominations are to be sent to the Expedition Officer.

Best Journal Article 

The "ASADA Best Journal Article Award" is presented annually to the Army diver assessed by the ASADA Journal Editor to have produced the best Journal Article. Work and photographs are to be original. This award is not open to ASADA Committee Members.

Nominations are to be sent to the Safety and Training Journal Editor 

Seasearch Observer's Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

ASADA has made the decision to present winners of the ASADA Awards with a copy of the Sea Search Observer’s Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland to keep as a memento of the award. The decision was made for two reasons; to support the valuable work being done by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and to promote Marine Conservation amongst the ASADA Membership. ASADA also encourages members to become members of the MCS.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to caring for our seas, shores and wildlife. MCS campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and protection for all marine life. On this site, you can find out more about marine animals from whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles, to fish, plankton, corals and crabs. You can support MCS in our vital work to save our seas, by joining MCS as a supporter, making a donation, or taking part in projects about mcs. MCS also has dedicated marine conservation programmes for Scotland and Wales. Those wanting to know more about the MSC and the Sea Search Project should look at the attached hyper links; http://www.seasearch.org.uk/ and http://www.mcsuk.org/

A brief report on this wonderful book is below

This brand new and lavishly illustrated book aims to introduce divers and snorkellers to a selection of the animals and plants from sponges to fishes and sea squirts to seaweeds, that are most regularly seen in our waters. It contains over 200 species, each illustrated by a photograph taken underwater, and includes pointers on how to recognise many more. In addition to a description there is information on depth, habitat and distribution all essential to a confident identification. The Guide is especially aimed at divers looking for a good all round introduction to the animals and plants they will see on their dives. If you only buy one marine life identification guide this is the one you should choose!

 

Seasearch Observer's Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland