THE DIVER AWARDS, which next time round will be celebrating their 20th anniversary, have become as much a part of the UK diving scene as bacon butties.  
Every year Diver readers kindly spare their time to help us recognise those people in the business, at home and abroad, who have made our diving special over the previous 12 months.
We’re talking about the people who design, build and supply our dive gear, arrange our dive-trips, provide our training, operate the liveaboards and open up their countries’ best dive-sites to us.
There are a lot of good folk out there, and we want to encourage them by identifying the very best and bestowing on them a Diver Award. 
After all, we need everyone to be aiming high in a sport in which high-quality equipment and services make us not only happier but safer.
The Diver Awards will be presented at the London International Dive Show at the ExCeL Centre in February, and if you’re attending you’re invited to attend the ceremony and applaud your winning nominees.
You do have until midnight on 31 December 2016 to provide your nominations over to us, but why not just go ahead and do it here and now on Divernet?
We expect the winners to be trading on their Diver Awards success next year, so make sure they’re the ones you’d like to see win.

How to vote

Enter your choice for your nomination for each category in the column on the right.
Please note that Diver cannot accept more than one vote per person.

THE AWARD CATEGORIES:
  • DIVER Brand of the Year Which badge on your dive gear speaks volumes about quality and reliability?
  • DIVER Product of the Year Which do you consider the most exciting item of kit to emerge in 2016?
  • DIVER Tour Operator of the Year Which company is best at arranging diving package holidays?
  • DIVER Dive Centre of the Year Which centre, anywhere in the world, seems to get it right more often than not?
  • DIVER Liveaboard of the Year It may be the facilities, the crew or the itinerary – name your ideal boat
  • DIVER Dive Destination of the Year Name the best country for divers to visit, and not necessarily the obvious!
  • DIVER Retailer of the Year Vote for any dive store that has given you good value and exemplary service
  • DIVER Newcomer of the Year There is an award, but you don't need to vote – the winners will emerge from among the newcomers with the most votes in the other categories.

  • DON'T WASTE YOUR VOTES - ONLY THOSE ENTRIES IN WHICH ALL SEVEN CATEGORIES ARE COMPLETED WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FINAL COUNT.

    If you can't answer a question (e.g. Liveaboard of the Year - because you did not go on a liveaboard) then please enter N/A.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    Please note that DIVER cannot accept: more than one coupon per envelope... more than one vote per person... faxed or photocopied forms... emailed votes other than through www.divernet.com, and then only one per email address... votes from employees or commercial associates for their own or associated organisations.
    * It is available to residents of the UK or Republic of Ireland aged 18 and above.
    * Closing date is 31 December 2016.