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Women Divers Hall of Fame Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF), an international honor society that recognizes the achievements of outstanding women divers from around the world.

WDHOF, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, was founded in 2000 by: Beneath the Sea Inc., Hillary Viders, Ph.D., The Underwater Society of America, Women Underwater, The Women’s Scuba Association and Capt. Kathy Weydig.

More than 166 women are WDHOF Members. They come from 28 U.S. States, Territories, and 13 countries overseas. These women stand for what is best about women and the world of diving. They are pioneers, leaders, innovators and record holders in every field of diving: Arts, Science, Diving, Hyperbaric Medicine, Diving Safety, Dive Training, Education, Marine Archeology, Deep Sea Exploration, Equipment Technology, Design, Manufacturing, Military Diving, Free Diving, Commercial Diving, and Dive Media.

Each year WDHOF awards scholarships offering financial and educational assistance to individuals of all ages, especially to those who are preparing for careers that include scuba diving. Since 2002, the WDHOF Scholarship Program has awarded over $100,000 to individuals in various fields of diving.

The Women Divers Hall of Fame will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in March 26-28, 2010 at the Beneath the Sea Expo in Secaucus, NJ. This year’s special 10th Anniversary Celebration will begin on March 25th with a WDHOF Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of New Jersey. On March 26th, WDHOF will have an official 10th Anniversary Ceremony during the Fish and Famous Reception hosted by Beneath the Sea. The annual New Member Induction Ceremony will be part of Beneath the Sea’s Diver of the Year Awards Dinner held on March 27th. And to cap off an already amazing weekend long celebration, the WDHOF Sunday Brunch to recognize the new inductees and the Scholarship and Training Grant recipients will be held on March 28th.

The whole weekend will be filled with excitement, camaraderie and a rare opportunity to meet some of the world’s most proficient women divers! Come and be a part of history in the making.
For details, please visit the WDHOF website at www.wdhof.org or contact Bonnie Toth at bonnietoth@earthlink.net or Bobbie Scholley at ladynavydiver@aol.com.

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