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 Achievement 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 below show the winners in past years.

The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bruce Banks, a retired USN Captain, owner of the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle, WA, and an avid supporter of the Canadian Standards Association’s family of diving standards.

To nominate someone for the 2023 Technical Achievement Award please access a nomination form HERE