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Steve Clark Presented with Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Steve Clark on receiving the 2023 ADAS Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence.

Maurie Vierow and Steve Clark
Maurie Vierow (L) and Steve Clark (R)

The Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence is an annual award presented by ADAS to a trainer who has shown exceptional dedication to the support and training of people in the hyperbaric industry in a way that encourages high levels of safety, cooperation and skill.

In August, Steve Clark, a long-serving trainer at Commercial Dive Academy was chosen by the ADAS Board of Directors as the ideal candidate and presented with the award during the 2023 ADAS ATE Meeting held in Brisbane. Ex ADAS Chair Maurie Vierow presented the award, giving well-deserved recognition to Steve for his dedication to the support and training of students in the hyperbaric industry over more than 20 years.

Across an international career in various aspects of commercial diving – from civil construction, media support, aquaculture, to oil and gas exploration, Steve’s contribution to the occupational diving industry extends to the development of sector-specific training modules, with a particular and sustained focus on safety, cooperation and skills development.

Steve’s professional roles have included Senior Tutor and General Manager at the Underwater Training Centre in Tasmania (now closed), ADAS Board member, and presently Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager at Commercial Dive Academy, in addition to his role as an ADAS Training and Assessment Manager (ATAM) in Diver and Diver Medical Technician courses.

Steve is also the President of the West Tamar Chamber of Commerce, and has shown a deep dedication to his students, colleagues and peers through his role as a Chaplain, building lasting connections that span across careers and professions.

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