WDHOF 2018


An Honor Society Making a Difference 

Dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women divers, 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, Sports, Exploration, Underwater Archaeology, Media, Service, Dive Training and Education, Safety, Business, Marine Environment and Conservation, Free Diving, Commercial Diving, and Military Diving.  Founded in  2000 with over 230 members from around the world, the Women Divers Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 6 newest members of the Women Divers Hall of Fame;  The new Class of 2020 will be inducted at Beneath the Sea in New Jersey in March 2020.

Meet the WDHOF Members in Orlando, FL

Many of these accomplished women will be joining their diving world peers at DEMA Show 2020.  Show-goers can catch up with the newest inductees at the Women Divers Hall of Fame booth #2065 and at the WDHOF signature event,  Tropical Dreams and Paradise Sunsets on Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 (7:30-10:30 pm)  at the Rosen Center Hotel on the first evening of the DEMA Show.  Avoid the line-up at the door:  Tickets available here for this DAN-partnered event.  Proceeds from Tropical Dreams and Paradise Sunsets benefit more than 40 WDHOF-managed Scholarships & Training Grants that offer financial and/or educational assistance to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve scuba diving.


WDHOF Class of 2020

• Susan R. Eaton – Geoscientist, Journalist, Polar Explorer, Northwest Territories, Canada
• Natalie Gibb – Cave Explorer, Writer, Entrepreneur, Quintana Roo, Mexico
•  Shirley Lee – Diving Pioneer, Dive Association Organizer, Swimming and Diving Champion, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
•  Caron Shake, CDR, USN (ret), Ph.D. –  U.S.Naval Operations Scientist, Research Physiologist, Diving Medical Officer, Waterford, Connecticut, USA
•  Angelique Songco – Park Superintendent, Environmentalist, Marine Conservationist, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines
•  Hélène de Tayrac-Senik – Dive Show Founder, Rescue Diver, Marine Conservationist, Nogent-sur-Marne, France


Nomination Process

It is not easy to get into the WDHOF: yet the WDHOF nomination process has affirmed that women throughout the world are doing great things to make a difference in the diving community and the marine environment. The Women Divers Hall of Fame extends its heartfelt thanks to those who nominated and wrote letters of support, and participated in this most important mission of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.  Sincere thanks to the Panel members and Panel Chair who worked so diligently and respectfully to make these selections. Those who were not chosen have every reason to be proud of their accomplishments. Their nominators are encouraged to re-apply, and in the meantime, these outstanding women will be warmly welcomed into the growing community of WDHOF Associates.


Attend DEMA Show 2019

If you are a dive professional, you can meet these female adventurers at the trade-only DEMA Show to be held Nov 13-16, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The DEMA Show is produced by DEMA, the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, an international organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the recreational scuba diving and snorkeling industry. With more than 1,300 members, this non-profit, global organization promotes scuba diving through consumer awareness programs and media campaigns. For more information on DEMA and affiliated programs contact (800) 862-DIVE (3483) or (858) 616-6408. To register for DEMA Show 2019 visit DEMAShow.com.


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