The Women Divers Hall of Fame is proud to
announce the selection of six new Members
who will constitute the Class of 2014:
• Barbara Allen: Pioneer, Instructor, Ocean Advocate
• Kristine Barsky: Marine Biologist, Environmentalist, Author, Videographer
• Emma L. Hickerson: Unit Diving Supervisor, Conservationist, Submersible Pilot
• Jayne Jenkins: Photographer, Educational Non-Profit Leader, Conservationist, Safety Diver
• Deidre Sullivan: Marine Geologist, Educator, Submersible Diver
• Tamara Thomsen: Maritime Archaeologist, Shipwreck Conservationist, Instructor
These extraordinary women will be officially inducted into WDHOF on March 29, 2014 at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Awards Banquet in Secaucus, New Jersey (www.BeneathTheSea.org).
2014 WDHOF Scholarship & Training Grant applications are closed.
Please check back September, 2014 to apply for 2015.
Click here to view the 2013 winners.
(click above on "What Is The..." to view our intro video)
The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is an international
non-profit professional honor society whose member contributions span
a wide variety of fields including: The Arts, Science, Medicine,
Exploration, Marine Archeology, Media, Service, Dive Training and
Education, Safety, Business, Marine Environment and Conservation,
Free Diving, Commercial Diving, and Military Diving.
Created in 1999 and incorporated in 2001 by six founding sponsors: Beneath the Sea, Inc., the Underwater Society of America, the Women’s
Scuba Association, Women Underwater, Hillary Viders, Ph.D., and Capt. Kathy
A. Weydig; WDHOF, Inc. was granted its 501(c)(3) status in 2002.
WDHOF's two-part mission is to:
- Recognize women divers who have made outstanding contributions to the exploration, understanding, safety and enjoyment of our underwater world and
- Support the underwater world and its associated careers by promoting opportunities for women and men in diving through scholarships, internships and mentorship opportunities and a worldwide network of industry contacts.