The Women Divers Hall of Fame primary mission is to recognise the contributions of outstanding female divers.
Earlier today Joan Forsberg, 'WDHOF New Member Selection Committee Chair', announced the six new Members that will constitute the Class of 2015.
"We received some great submissions about a number of accomplished nominees, and as a result, our Selection Panel had a very tough job. Whilst we could not accept every nominee, these submissions have affirmed our belief that women throughout the world are doing great things to make a difference in the diving community and the marine environment. So those not chosen have every reason to be proud of what they have accomplished in their diving career.
women throughout the world are doing great things to make a difference in the diving community and the marine environment
I am delighted to confirm that these remarkable ladies will be officially inducted into the WDHOF on Saturday 2nd April 2016, at the Beneath The Sea Awards Banquet in New Jersey", Joan stated.
• Patti Kirk Gross - North America
Marine Conservation Educator, Ocean Advocate, Coral Ambassador
• Laura James - North America
Environmental Advocate, Filmmaker, Public Speaker
• Dawn Kernagis - North America
Diving Biomedical Researcher, Educational Outreach Advocate, Cave/Technical Diver
• Chantelle Newman - Great Britain
Educator, Publisher, Public Speaker
• Ruth Petzold - North America
Photographer, Conservationist, Public Speaker
• Cody Unser - North America
Disability Awareness Advocate, Adaptive Scuba Medical Crusader, Peer Mentor
Thank you everyone who wrote letters of support or nominated these fantastic female divers."