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Ontario Underwater Council

Mission: to promote the sport of scuba diving in Ontario through safety, advocacy,
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Distinguished Service Award

The "Distinguished Service Award", to be maintained at the highest calibre, is for an individual, group or organization who has performed an exceptional service to the sport of scuba diving.


  1. Nominees for this award need not be members of the Ontario Underwater Council, nor members of the diving community.
  2. There are no restrictions to the number of awards that can be made in any one year, nor is it necessary that any award be made if there is no deserving recipient.
  3. Nominations must be forwarded by Club Executives, Council Directors or Advisors. Individuals wishing to make a nomination must contact one of the above.
  4. Selection will be in the hands of a Special Awards Committee consisting of the OUC President and two others of his choice from the Board of Advisors.
  5. Final ratification of the award winners shall be made by majority vote of the Board of Directors.
  6. Presentation of the award will be made by the OUC President at the Annual General Meeting.
  7. The award will be retained as a perpetual award in the OUC offices.


  1. Nominee's name and address.
  2. Occupation.
  3. Club affiliation.
  4. A detailed history of the service performed including any available support documentation.
  5. A brief synopsis of the nominee's background.
  6. The name and signature of the Individual, Club or OUC Director making the nomination.
  7. Date of the nomination.


  1. The recipient will receive a framed certificate.
  2. The recipient's name will be engraved on the award.


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