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Sport Diver UK announce 2013 Award Winners

Sport Diver UK Magazine announced their 2013 award winners on Saturday 23rd March 2013 at the 2013 London International Dive Show. These awards are highly regarded in the UK dive industry as their are voted for by the general diving public. congratulate all the winners, runners up and finalists.

The award winners are:

  • Best Manufacture – Apeks Aqua Lung
  • Best Tour Operator – blue o two (2nd year running)
  • Best Liveaboard – M/Y Blue Melody (2nd year running)
  • Best UK Dive Centre – Scuba & Outdoor Pursuits
  • Best Overseas Dive Centre – Elite Diving, Egypt
  • Best Retailer – Simply Scuba
  • Most Innovative product – Suunto, D10
  • Best PADI Instructor – Alun Evans, Elite Diving, Egypt
  • Best Customer Service – Brett Thorpe, DiveLife

The Runner’s up were:

  • Best Manufacture – Scubapro
  • Best Tour Operator – Scuba Travel
  • Best Liveaboard – M/Y Blue Horizon
  • Best UK Dive Centre – Diverse Scuba
  • Best Overseas Dive Centre – Red Sea Diving College, Egypt
  • Best Retailer – DiveLife
  • Most Innovative product – Fourth Element, Halo 3D
  • Best PADI Instructor – Steven Barnard, Dive North Wales, UK
  • Best Customer Service – Zoe Caines, AP Valves

And the Finalist’s:

  • Best Manufacture – Mares
  • Best Tour Operator – OonasDivers
  • Best Liveaboard – M/Y Blue Voyager
  • Best UK Dive Centre – DiveLife
  • Best Overseas Dive Centre – Deep Blue Dive Centre, Fuerteventura
  • Best Retailer – Scuba and Outdoor Pursuits (DIVEpursuits)
  • Most Innovative product – Apeks Side Mount Regs
  • Best PADI Instructor – Mark Murphy, Oyster Diving
  • Best Customer Service – Vivian Whitehead, Divewise

Sport Diver Awards 2013

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.