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Donna M. Tobias , 2001

(deceased) Donna was the first woman to become a US Navy deep sea (hard hat) diver in 1975. She worked on search & salvage operations, underwater repairs of surface ships and submarines, and on the conversion of two YFN (barges) into diving and salvage liftcraft. Donna also served as a submarine escape instructor, hyperbaric chamber operator, and a scuba instructor at a Navy scuba diving school. In the late 1970s she participated in leading-edge hyperbaric treatments for medical purposes and the evaluation of one-person portable recompression chambers.