Steve Duffy receives the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from DCBC Chairman Jonathan Chapple.

Steve Duffy with his lovely wife Gail.




Phil Nuytten (l) receiving the 2008 Technical Excellence Award from David Squires, conference chair

Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition Award trophies (created by Nova Scotia Crystal)

Jim Wilson, 2008 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award





David Fullerton (r) receiving the 2009  Technical Excellence Award from the 2008 recipient,

Phil Nuytten (l)


Bob and Sheri Landry with the

Lifetime Achievement Award, custom designed in crystal

James MacFarlane (l) receiving the 2011 Technical Excellence Award from DCBC Chairman Jonathan Chapple   James MacFarlane (l) introduces his son (r) to David Squires, Past Chairman of DCBC

Doug Elsey and DCBC Chairman Jonathan Chapple discuss the design of the 2012 award created by Nova Scotian Crystal


Doug Elsey receives the 2012

Lifetime Achievement Award from

Chairman Jonathan Chapple

Ron Nishi receives the 2014 Technical Excellence Award from DCBC Chairman Jonathan Chapple   Ron Nishi speaks to the attendees at the Awards Banquet

The Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition
Lifetime Achievement and Technical Excellence Awards

The Canadian Underwater Conference Committee hosted its first conference in 2008.   That year we were pleased to present two awards:  the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Technical Excellence Award.  These awards are intended to recognize and honour individuals whose dedication and accomplishments have significantly contributed to the Canadian underwater industry.

Subsequently it was decided that only one award would be presented per year; the pictures above show recent winners.

At the 2016 conference, which was held in Halifax, NS we were pleased to honour, posthumously, James G. (Jim) Ritcy with the Lifetime Achievement Award for helping to build one of Canada's largets and most distinctive diving and ROV companies, for helping to found the CADC and for creating and serving on the steering committee which brought the DCBC into being.  

At the 2017 conference, to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, we shall again present the Technical Achievement Award.  Nominations will close on January 31, 2017.


.Nomination Form