Congratulations to the Women Divers Hall of Fame Class 2021 Inductees.
The Women Divers Hall of Fame is an international non-profit professional honour society whose member contributions cover a wide range of fields, including: arts, science, deep sea exploration, underwater archaeology, medicine, free diving, equipment technology, cave diving, wreck diving, military diving, commercial diving, media, education and training, and industry. Six founding sponsors were founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2001: 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. In 2002, WDHOF, Inc. earned its 501 status.
This years inductees are
Patricia Beddows, Ph.D. – Illinois, USAKarst and Cave Geoscientist, Instrument Developer, Environmental Monitoring Patricia Beddows
Karen Gowlett-Holmes – Tasmania, Australia Underwater Photographer, Marine Biologist, Educator Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Denise Herzing, Ph.D. – Florida, USA Dolphin Researcher, Marine Biologist, Author Denise Herzing
Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Ph.D. – California, USA Marine Biologist, Citizen Science Innovator, Marine Life Identification Educator
Dení Ramírez Macías, Ph.D. – BCS, Mexico Conservation Biologist, Whale Shark and Giant Manta Researcher
Allison Vitsky Sallmon, D.V.M. – California, USA Nonprofit Founder, Underwater Photographer, Writer Allison Vitsky Sallmon
The WDHOF members are an elite group that comprises in the diving world the most prominent women leaders and innovators. It became the aim of its founders to recognise and honour them, thus raising public awareness of the outstanding accomplishments of these women.