women divers hall of fame, ocean conservation, scuba diving, scuba divers, diving industry(Blue Ocean Network.com – November 5, 2014) — Dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women divers, the Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is proud to announce the selection of six new Members who will constitute the Class of 2015:


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

This extraordinary class of women will be officially inducted into WDHOF on March 28, 2015 at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Awards Banquet in Secaucus, New Jersey (www.BeneathTheSea.org). The following summary provides a glimpse into the exciting and diverse backgrounds of the new WDHOF members: