Vobster Quay’s annual TEKCamp event beat off stiff competition to scoop the prestigious EUROTEK Innovation award at a glittering gala awards ceremony held at the EUROTEK Advanced Diving Conference in Birmingham on the 13th October.

Surrounded by an audience of technical diving luminaries from across the globe – names such as Jill Heinerth, Kevin Gurr, Professor Simon Mitchell and the ‘father of technical diving’ Michael Menduno to name just a few – TEKCamp founders Amy & Martin Stanton of Vobster Quay took to the stage to accept this prestigious award.

This industry-renowned award recognises an advanced or technical diving innovation that has enabled divers to further their diving or has made diving safer.

“We’re deeply honoured and delighted to be considered for the innovation award, never mind actually winning it! It’s a tribute to the team of staff, instructors and safety divers who made it all happen plus, of course, our major sponsor Fourth Element. TEKCamp is a truly collaborative, multi agency event for divers that’s all about actual diving. Thanks” gushed TEKCamp supremo Martin Stanton.

TEKCamp is a unique opportunity to ‘speed date’ some of the biggest names in technical diving from all the major training agencies. Over five solid days, attendees participate in daily in-water coaching sessions covering a broad range of skills, fascinating lectures and talks. Even for those not looking to go down the tech route, TEKCamp  offers a unique opportunity to improve their skills and diving confidence under the direct guidance of some of the UK’s foremost technical instructors. Attendees will also get to try a dive on a state of the art closed circuit rebreather and be in with a change of winning prizes worth thousands of pounds!

The next TEKCamp is scheduled to take place between the 8th and the 12th July 2013. Tickets are on sale now from www.tekcamp.co.uk

Vikki Batten from PADI’s Technical Diving Division was one of the instructors at TEKCamp 2012 and will be back again for TEKCamp 2013.

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