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EUF Lavanchy award 2024

Martin Denison was presented with the EUF Lavanchy Award at the BOOT 2024 show by Mark Caney, EUF President, on 20 January 2024. Among his many accomplishments, in 1998, Martin was appointed chairman (convenor) of the CEN Working Group producing safety-related minimum scuba diving standards for Europe. In 2007 the CE Standards were "upgraded" to wo...



EUF Lavanchy award 2023

On 21st January 2023 Mark Caney, the President of the EUF, awarded Professor Alessandro Marroni with the 2023 EUF Lavanchy Award at the BOOT 2023 show in Düsseldorf, Germany. "Sandro" Marroni is President & CEO, DAN Europe Foundation and Chief Medical Officer, DAN Europe Foundation. He is the author of over 250 scientific papers and publication...



EUF Lavanchy Award

Once again, we will be presenting the annual EUF Lavanchy Award to the 2023 winner at the Düsseldorf BOOT show. The Lavanchy Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant and sustained contribution toward the responsible development of the European diving community. The presentation will be at 14:20 on Saturday, 21st Janua...



EUF meeting November 2022

The EUF had a very successful meeting on 26 November 2022 in Vienna. Amongst other points agreed, was the descision to focus on a new campaign to promote environmental awareness in the diving community. The receipient of the 2023 EUF Lavanchy Award was selected and will be revealed at the BOOT Show in Düsseldorf on 21 January. 

War in Ukraine

The EUF condemns the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia. In response, EUF will not plan any events in Russia, partake in any sporting events with Russia or Belarus, or consider any applications from Russian or Belarus organisations until further notice. 

Meeting workgroup scientific divers

Another meeting concluded on 18 May 2022 of the working group designing training standards for scientific divers. The initial drafts of the first two levels are complete, and the delegates are now working on the third and last level. 


EUF Lavanchy Award 2022

Mark Caney, president of the EUF, presented John Geurts with the prestigious EUF Lavanchy Award yesterday during the meeting in Eilat, Israel. John is a very deserving recipient, who has done an enormous amount of work for divers in Europe, particularly in the fields of conservation and diving medicine. 

EUF meeting May 2022

The EUF held its General Assembly in Eilat on 14th May 2022. The meeting was very successful, with delegates attending in person and remotely. Amongst other decisions, the EUF agreed to launch a series of initiatives to encourage more environmental awareness in the diving community.The meeting was hosted by The Israeli Diving Federation (TIDF), and...



A special tribute to Deric Ellerby

The EUF meeting of today included a special tribute to Deric Ellerby, who has stepped down as General Secretary after a very long and distinguished career. Deric has handed over his duties to Sari Nuotio, the new General Secretary. Sari, who is the first woman to be appointed to the EUF Board of Directors, has been involved in the work of EUF for m...


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