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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.
(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,
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:
- Recognize women divers who have made outstanding contributions to the exploration, understanding, safety and enjoyment of our underwater world and
- 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.