Norine Rouse , 2000
Norine was the first women hired by UNEXCO (1967), not only to show that women could dive, but that they could instruct as well. She has trained more than 1000 students. Norine has taught marine patrol, worked for conservation and preservation of habitats, introduced tourist diving to the Palm Beach, Florida, area, and helped establish its artificial reef committee. She was the only person to gain permits to swim with turtles. Norine is a board member of the Marine Technology Society.