Patty Newell Mortara , 2000
Patty’s quest is to inspire and promote the accomplishments of women divers. This is evident in her role as a journalist, as co-owner of WomenUnderwater and as a founder and honorary trustee of WDHOF. Patty is certified to the level of MSTD instructor (PADI), cave diver (NSS-CDS) and mixed gas closed-circuit rebreather diver (IANTD). Her notable dives have included the wrecks of the USS Monitor, USS Saratoga, USS Wilkes Barre, Andrea Doria and the caves of Wakulla Springs and Stargate. Patty volunteered on the 1998/99 USDCT Wakulla2 Expedition as a deep support diver and an operations manager."