Member of the Explorers Club October 2005
Elected as a "Fellow International" member to the prestigious Explorers Club. Fellowship is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves by directly contributing to scientific knowledge in the field of geographical or exploration or allied sciences. Such accomplishments usually are evidenced by scientific publications documenting fieldwork or explorations.

The Explorers club was founded in 1904 by a group of the worlds leading explorers. The Explorers Club is a multidisciplinary not-for-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. The club has more then 3000 members representing every continent and more then 60 countries and comprising over 30 chapters around the globe. For more information on the Explorers Club, visit them on line at:

Telly Award July 2000
Bronze Finalist for the year 2000 - 21st Annual Telly Awards
The Telly Awards was founded in 1980, to honor, showcase and give recognition to outstanding Non-network Video & Film production". Since its beginnings, the Telly Awards has become a well-known, highly respected national competition and a highly sought-after award in the television, commercial, and video industry. With over 11,000 applicants this year, the U.S.based national competition honored the "Dive Nova Scotia" video with two bronze awards. Earning a Telly recognition is a significant creative achievement.

TSN "Spirit of the Sport" Award July 1997
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Principles of the Sport of Scuba Diving in Nova Scotia

Rescue Commendation January 1993
For an Act of Personal Bravery
Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada