The award recognises an individual who has enthusiastically contributed to the European diving community and it was named in honour of the late Jack Lavanchy.
The EUF has now confirmed that nominations are open for the 2020 award.
The EUF Lavanchy Award is presented annually to an individual whom EUF members feel "has made a significant and sustained contribution towards the responsible development of the European diving community."
This year, Franz Brümmer, a 63-year-old diver and German scientist, who has always been keen to introduce marine biology to a broad audience (with the aim of encouraging wide and active environmental protection) will receive the Lavanchy Award.
The award is named after Jack Lavanchy. Jack - known as ‘Jacky’ by many - was one of the early pioneers of the European Scuba Diving Industry. This award is a wholly fitting tribute to a man who advocated positive co-operation within the scuba diving industry.