The BSAC Expedition Prize for 2014 was awarded to Southsea Sub-Aqua Club’s for their Normandy Expedition in Sept 2014.

The impressive Expedition Trophy, a Barograph, was presented to expedition leader Alison Mayor and other members of Southsea Sub-Aqua Club by BSAC Expeditions Officer Max Ruffert at the Diving Conference at the NEC Birmingham. The project was an international collaborative diving expedition to visit the WW2 D Day wrecks of Normandy with members of the French ‘Scuba Nija’s’ diving group and Kish Diving club from Ireland.  Read the full report here. Link to BSAC Facebook site for the image.


The British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust Peter Small Award for the best project carried out in British waters was presented to members of Southsea Sub-Aqua Club at the at the NEC Dive Show in Birmingham for the Mulberry 70 project which surveyed and reported the underwater remains of the WW2 Mulberry Harbours along the south coast of England between Selsey and Portsmouth. The winner's medal was presented to project leader Alison Mayor along with a cheque for £1000. Read the full report here


Southsea Sub-Aqua Club Mulberry 70 divers honoured by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Eight members of Southsea Sub-Aqua Club recently visited Buckingham Palace to receive the Duke of Edinburgh Prize for the most worthwhile underwater project from HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was a record-breaking third time that the Branch has won this premier award.


Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Prize for the British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust is awarded each year to the best underwater scientific projects carried out by BSAC members, in recognition of their work exploring, surveying and researching marine and wreck sites.

At a special event held at Buckingham Palace on 14 October, the 2015 Duke of Edinburgh Award was presented to Mulberry 70, led by Southsea SAC’s Alison Mayor.


Southsea Sub-Aqua Club Mulberry 70 Project – BSAC Wreck Award 2015 – runner-up.

Southsea Sub-Aqua Club’s Mulberry 70 project was recognised again by the British Sub-Aqua club in being announced as 2nd place behind Tyne SAC for the 2015 Wreck Award.  ITV Meridian featured Southsea Sub-Aqua Club’s Mulberry 70 project on regional news programme click here. BSAC’s Heritage and Wreck Officer Jane Maddocks joined divers from Southsea Sub-Aqua Club as we ‘entertained’ the TV crew at Langstone Harbour where one of the Mulberry Phoenix Units has become a well-known landmark. It was a great opportunity to give Southsea Explorer a quick run out and test the new ladder. Bring on the summer!