Simply Scuba needs your help again. Sport Diver has opened up the voting for their 2012 awards covering a range of categories from Best Manufacturer to Best Dive-related Website. We fall into the Best Retailer and Best Dive-related Website categories so if you think we should win in either or even both of these categories then we would really appreciate your vote. Details on how to vote can be found below. There are two big incentives for you to vote this year. Every vote is automatically entered into the Sport Diver prize draw giving you a chance to win one of two £5,500 prize packages:
Prize one includes a week on a liveaboard in the Red Sea, a 60th anniversary edition O’Neill 5mm Sector wetsuit, an Aqualung Pro QD i3 BCD (or a Pearl i3 BCD), an Apeks XTX200 regulator and XTX40 octopus, a Mares Matrix dive computer, Oceanic Neo Classic boots and 5mm Mako gloves, Beuchat Air Light dive bag, made-to-measure Otter Watersports drysuit, Fourth Element Arctic undersuit, full set of Miflex hoses, Submerge D2 torch, Bodyglove 6/3mm Thermofiber hood, Epoque camera and housing, Tusa X’Pert Z3 Zoom fins, a Tusa M28 Geminus mask and a Tusa Platina 2 snorkel, plus two tickets to one of Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield’s talks on underwater photography and a one-day underwater photography course with Maria Munn.
Prize two includes a week on a liveaboard in the Red Sea, a Fourth Element 3mm Proteus wetsuit, AP Valves Sub Three Zero Buddy Travel Wing, Scubapro C300/MK17 regulator and C200 octopus, Suunto dive computer, Cressi mask, snorkel and fins, Sub Gear duffel bag, Oceanic Neo Classic boots and 3mm Pioneer gloves, made-to-measure Robin Hood Watersports drysuit, Typhoon 5mm Raptor hood, Weezle undersuit, full set of Miflex hoses and Submerge D2 torch, plus two tickets to one of Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield’s talks on underwater photography and a one-day underwater photography course with Maria Munn.
Voting is very easy and is all completed via SMS with no limits on how many times you can vote (more votes increases you chance of winning one of the prize draws) but there are costs involved with voting. Simply send in a text to 80058 as detailed below, entering the relevant code depending on which category you are voting in. SD VOTE [CODE] [ANSWER] [EMAIL] Our two examples are: SD VOTE RETAIL SIMPLY SCUBA [email protected] SD VOTE WEB SIMPLY SCUBA [email protected] Texts to 80058cost 50p plus your standard network rate, and you get a free text for every two paid-for texts. The winners will each be acknowledged and awarded a trophy at the industry-renowned Sport Diver Party at the London International Dive Show in late-March. Here is the complete list of categories: Best Manufacturer (Code: MANS) Best Tour Operator (Code: TOUR) Best Liveaboard (Code: LIVE) Best UK Dive Centre (Code: UK) Best Overseas Dive Centre (Code: OS) Best Retailer (Code: RETAIL) Best Product (Code: PROD) Best PADI Instructor (Code: PADI) Best dive-related website (Code: WEB) For full details visit the Sports Diver page