Edith D. Hoffman , 2000
Edith was certified in 1978. She initiated the USS San Diego’s Aqua-Women dives (1980) and directed that project for six years. She is a past president of the Long Island Diver Association and produced their film festivals (1984-1992). Edith helped gain access to the first NY State property for diving and is an activist in protecting the oceans and the ability of divers to police themselves without government intervention. She is a recipient of the BTS Diver of the Year Award (1986). To plant the seeds and demonstrate the benefits of underwater exploration in the minds of future generations of Divers, Edith is now writting a book for mature children" about some of her experiences underwater in different parts of the world."