Class of WDHOF 2015 Announced
The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) has announced the six new Members who will constitute the Class of 2015:
- Wendy Benchley
Marine Conservation Leader, Ocean Conservation Governmental Policy Advocate, Shark Conservation Spokesperson
- Cecilie Benjamin
Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Ocean Conservation Leader, Marine Environment Education Program Advocate
- Amanda Cotton
Underwater Photographer, Cave/Tech Diver, Educational Outreach Program Creator
- Meg Donat
Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Hyperbaric Chamber Instructor, Diver Medical Technician, Ocean Advocate
- Lieutenant Grace Landers
USN: Diving Medical Officer, Submarine Medical Officer, Medical Pioneer and Innovator
- Amy Slate
Scuba Instructor, Ocean and Environmental Conservation Leader, Educational Outreach Advocate
These extraordinary women will be officially inducted into WDHOF on 28th March 2015 at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Awards Banquet in New Jersey, USA.
The WDHOF was founded in 2000 to recognise the contributions of outstanding women divers.
Members are drawn from many fields including; the Arts, Science, Medicine, Exploration and Technology, Marine Archeology, Business, Media, Training and Education, Safety, Commercial and Military Diving, Free Diving, and Underwater Sports.
The WDHOF also offers financial assistance and mentorship to women and men interested in pursuing diving careers. They currently support 13 annual scholarships and training grants.