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Last Call for SAS Diving Scholarship

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Are you a Brit aged 18 – 25 desperate to learn to scuba dive? Then grab a pen and start scribbling.

The closing date for the inaugural Smiths Academy Scholarship is approaching fast. The deadline will be Sunday 20 May 2018.

The scholarship is in memory to two men, both with the surname ‘Smith’, hence Smith Academy“, stated Garry Dallas. “I was a friend of Will and Graham. They each had a passion for diving. Be it shallow or deep or reefs, wrecks, pot holes and caves. It therefore seemed a great idea to help establish something meaningful in their memory“.

This amazing scholarship includes scuba diving equipment and extensive training, and will run for 24 months.

You can find full details here.

Apply now for Lake Havasu teenage Scuba Diving Grant

Lake Havasu Divers Association, Scuba Training and Technology, scuba diving in Arizona, Joel Silverstein, Kathy Weydig, Mike Riddle, scuba diving grant, learn to scuba dive. Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, scuba diving newsLake Havasu Divers Association and Scuba Training and Technology, Arizona have announced they are sponsoring a special scuba diving grant.

The Open Water SCUBA Training Grant is in honour of the late Mike Riddle. Mike was a long time resident of Lake Havasu, and a founding member of the Lake Havasu Divers Association.

Mike Riddle was an educator, a friend and mentor with a passion for diving

To be eligible to apply for a ‘Dive Like Mike’ Training Grant you need to be a Lake Havasu Middle or High School Student (8th – 11th grades) with a passion for underwater adventures.

The teenager will receive a full SCUBA course with personal equipment.

Lake Havasu Divers Association, Scuba Training and Technology, scuba diving in Arizona, Joel Silverstein, Kathy Weydig, Mike Riddle, scuba diving grant, learn to scuba dive. Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, scuba diving newsThis grant has the potential to be a life changer. There are many and various career opportunities in scuba diving, and this entry level course could be the first stepping stone to an exciting and challenging job in this field.

To apply simply download this application form and submit it by 8th May 2018.

 

2016 Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship Announced

This spring a campaign was launched to find a special young person with a spirit of adventure.

Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship, Jo Flack, Lois Adams, Eleanor Jackson-Smith, Immerse School of Diving, Monty Halls, Otter Drysuits, The Underwater Marketing Company, EUROTEK Advanced Diving Conference, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, scuba news, diving PREarlier today Jo Flack of revealed the campaign’s result when she announced the name of the 2016 .

This remarkable scholarship was inspired by the action packed life of Georgia Williams – a Shropshire based teenager who was murdered in 2013. In the summer of 2014, her family created a fund in to help 11 to 18-year-olds based in and around Telford (UK) to pursue an interest in the underwater World.

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Eleanor and Jo after Eleanor’s first scuba dive

“Following an arduous application process I am delighted to reveal that Eleanor Jackson-Smith will be this year’s scholar”, stated Jo Flack. “Jackson-Smith, 17 will embark on a training programme to attain PADI’s Master Scuba Diver rating. In addition she will undertake a range of scuba diving experiences tailored to her interest in biological sciences and marine life. During her scholarship year Eleanor Jackson-Smith will also have the chance to meet some of the leading names within the scuba diving industry.”

This scholarship has a pay-it-forward policy, in that Eleanor Jackson-Smith has to fulfil an advocacy role for the . This will include raising awareness of the work of the Trust and its work with Telford based young people.

There was a surprise announcement by Trustee Steve Williams. “We have decided that the two runners-up in this year’s Scholarship selection will also be supported to follow their underwater ambitions.”

12-year-old Alix Tomlinson (shortlisted for the second year in the row) has a strong interest in aquatic life. To this end she will receive funded training allowing her to complete the PADI Underwater Naturalist course. Meanwhile 13-year-old Cameron Bates is to undertake a funded PADI Rescue Diver course after demonstrating his desire to become a commercial diver.

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The 2016 Georgia Williams Scholarship ambassador, Eleanor Jackson-Smith with her scuba diving instructors / mentors. From left to right Tony Flack, Jo Flack, Eleanor Jackson-Smith, Peter Vickers

“The Scholarship has become an integral part of our life at the Immerse School of Diving”, stated Jo Flack. “We are pleased to welcome Eleanor as this year’s Scholar, as well as to support Alix and Cameron, enabling them to take their love of diving further. We know Eleanor will make the most of the life-changing opportunities this Scholarship presents – she has already shown her passion for youth diving and as a Georgia Williams Trust ambassador. We are going to have another exciting Scholarship year!”

Class of WDHOF 2015 Announced

The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) has announced the six new Members who will constitute the Class of 2015:

  • WDHOF_Women Divers Hall of Fame_Rosemary E Lunn_Roz Lunn_The Underwater Marketing CompanyWendy Benchley
    Marine Conservation Leader, Ocean Conservation Governmental Policy Advocate, Shark Conservation Spokesperson
  • Cecilie Benjamin
    Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Ocean Conservation Leader, Marine Environment Education Program Advocate
  • Amanda Cotton
    Underwater Photographer, Cave/Tech Diver, Educational Outreach Program Creator
  • Meg Donat
    Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Hyperbaric Chamber Instructor, Diver Medical Technician, Ocean Advocate
  • Lieutenant Grace Landers
    USN: Diving Medical Officer, Submarine Medical Officer, Medical Pioneer and Innovator
  • Amy Slate
    Scuba Instructor, Ocean and Environmental Conservation Leader, Educational Outreach Advocate

These extraordinary women will be officially inducted into WDHOF on 28th March 2015 at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Awards Banquet in New Jersey, USA.

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2015 WDHOF Inductee, photographer Amanda Cotton

The WDHOF was founded in 2000 to recognise the contributions of outstanding women divers.

Members are drawn from many fields including; the Arts, Science, Medicine, Exploration and Technology, Marine Archeology, Business, Media, Training and Education, Safety, Commercial and Military Diving, Free Diving, and Underwater Sports.

The WDHOF also offers financial assistance and mentorship to women and men interested in pursuing diving careers. They currently support 13 annual scholarships and training grants.