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The Women Divers Hall of Fame is proud
to announce the selection of six new Members
who will constitute the Class of 2015:

Wendy Benchley: Marine Conservation Leader, Ocean Conservation
Governmental Policy Advocate, Shark Conservation Spokesperson

Cecilie Benjamin: Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Ocean Conservation Leader,
Marine Environment Education Program Advocate

Amanda Cotton: Underwater Photographer, Cave/Tech Diver,
Educational Outreach Program Creator

Meg Donat: Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Hyperbaric Chamber Instructor,
Diver Medical Technician, Ocean Advocate

Lieutenant Grace Landers, USN: Diving Medical Officer, Submarine Medical Officer, Medical Pioneer and Innovator

Amy Slate: Scuba Instructor, Ocean and Environmental Conservation Leader,
Educational Outreach Advocate

These women will be inducted in March at Beneath the Sea, 2015.
Click here to download the full press release.

2015 WDHOF Scholarship & Training Grant applications are now open for application through November 28, 2014.

Kick off the DEMA show with us! You’re invited!!
Come out and party at the hottest place in Las Vegas!!

co-sponsored by Divers Alert Network (DAN)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • 7:30-10:30 pm
Westgate Las Vegas Casino & Resort

Entertainment • Delicious Buffet • Steel Pan Player • No-host Bar

Tickets: Only $20.00! Open to the public

Online ticket sales are still open -
tickets ordered online will be held at the door.

Click here to purchase.

Tickets may also be purchased at the WDHOF DEMA booth #1439
or at the door on Wednesday evening.

Come bid on extraordinary DREAM trips to exotic locations far and near...
All for the worthy cause of supporting the WDHOF Scholarship/Grant Fund!

Click here to see a partial listing of auction items.
Check back often as the list will be updated now through the event!

Robin Leach, our host and emcee, is an English-born American entertainment celebrity reporter writer famous for hosting the show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. He will be auctioning off fabulous dive & resort packages worth thousands of dollars. Come and make YOUR “champagne wishes and caviar dreams” come true, while enjoying a great night for a good cause.

Click here to download the flyer. Please share & spread the word!

The 2015 Women Divers Hall of Fame Calendar

With the Women Divers Hall of Fame 15th Anniversary coming up in 2015, this calendar is a beautiful tribute to our Legends and Pioneers.
Get yours now — don't be left out! Order a few extras for gifts, too!
Each month features vintage photos and stories about these incredible women. Also highlighted each month is one of our scholarship
or training grant recipients. NOTE: 100% of the proceeds goes to our scholarship and training grant program.

Each calendar is 12" x 12" (opens to 12" x 24")
and is individually shrinkwrapped.
Cost per calendar: $15. plus shipping
Calendars may be ordered online - click here.

Calendar flyer (pdf) available. Click to download.

What Is The Women Divers Hall of Fame?

(click above on "What Is The..." to view our intro video)

The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is an international
non-profit professional honor society whose member contributions span a wide variety of fields including: The Arts, Science, Medicine, Sports, Exploration, Marine Archeology, Media, Service, Dive Training and Education, Safety, Business, Marine Environment and Conservation, Free Diving, Commercial Diving, and Military Diving.

Created in 1999 and incorporated in 2001 by six founding sponsors: Beneath the Sea, Inc., the Underwater Society of America, the Women’s Scuba Association, Women Underwater, Hillary Viders, Ph.D., and Capt. Kathy A. Weydig; WDHOF, Inc. was granted its 501(c)(3) status in 2002.

WDHOF's two-part mission is to:

  1. Recognize women divers who have made outstanding contributions to the exploration, understanding, safety and enjoyment of our underwater world and
  2. Support the underwater world and its associated careers by promoting opportunities for women and men in diving through scholarships, internships and mentorship opportunities and a worldwide network of industry contacts.



Upcoming Events

DEMA 2014
November 19-22, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Beneath The Sea 2015
March 27, 28, 29, 2015


Beneath The Sea, Inc.
Underwater Society of America
Hillary Viders, Ph.D.
Capt. Kathy Weydig
Women’s Scuba Association
Women Underwater


Sally Wahrmann
43 Mackey Ave.
Port Washington, NY 11050

Recognizing the contributions of
women pioneers, leaders and innovators in the many fields of diving; Promoting careers & opportunities for women in the dive community.

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