Bonnie J. Cardone , 2000
Bonnie J. Cardone: Certified in 1973, Bonnie wrote more than 900 articles and published thousands of photos during her 22-years with Skin Diver Magazine. She also wrote articles about women diving pioneers for the Historical Diving Society’s magazine and authored two books, Shipwrecks of Southern California and Fireside Diver. Now a freelance photo/journalist, Bonnie’s work appears in dive periodicals. She received the WSA’s Women Diver of the Year Award and St. Brendan Corp.’s California Scuba Service Award and is a member of the California Wreck Divers Hall of Fame.