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Women Scuba Divers Hall of Fame announces 2010 Inductees

(DiverWire.com) – The Women Divers Hall of Fame has announced the addition of 10 New Members for their 10th Anniversary year in 2010.

The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF), the non profit organization whose members are the most accomplished and renowned women divers in the world, has just selected ten new Members:
• Jane Bowman, advanced cave diver, trainer & examiner, tech diver;
• Sheri Daye, accomplished scuba diver, freediver and spearfisher;
• Annie Crawley, filmmaker, motivational speaker, photographer and writer;
• Joan Forsberg, shipwreck diver & researcher; underwater archaeologist;
• Deb Greenhalgh, undersea engineer, instructor, author;
• Anne Davis Hasson, co-founder of the Aggressor Fleet;
• Diane Scullion Littler, Ph.D., research associate & senior scientist; authority on tropical-marine botany;
• Chief Petty Officer Roseanne Oliveros, US Navy underwater construction technician (SeaBee) diver;
• Faith Ortins, developed the first women’s drysuits, now leads DUI’s sales team worldwide;
• Leslie Rochat, founder of AfriOceans Conservation Alliance, established the SOS Shark Centre in
South Africa, documentary producer and environmental journalist.

(See mini biographies of these women below and on the www.wdhof.org website.)

All of these extraordinary women will be officially inducted into WDHOF on March 27, 2010 at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (for more information on BTS 2010, log on to www.BeneathTheSea.org). At the WDHOF Award Ceremony, each new 2010 WDHOF Member will be presented with an official WDHOF certificate and unique WDHOF gold pin. As the Women Divers Hall of Fame is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the WDHOF awards ceremony promises to be an extraordinary event, attended by many of the WDHOF prestigious members .

WDHOF, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was jointly founded in 2000 by six organizations and individuals: Beneath the Sea, The Underwater Society of America, Women Underwater, Women’s Scuba Association, Hillary Viders, Ph.D., and Capt. Kathy A. Weydig. WDHOF’s mission is to recognize the contributions of outstanding women divers and to offer financial and mentorship assistance to women and men interested in pursuing diving careers. As such, WDHOF offers 13 scholarships and training grants a year worth many thousands of dollars.

For more information about the WDHOF scholarship program, log on to www.wdhof.org.

WDHOF Members are the leaders, pioneers and record-setting champions in every sector of the diving community, including arts, science, deep sea exploration, marine archeology, medicine, free diving, equipment technology, cave diving, wreck diving, military diving, commercial diving, media, training and education, and business.

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