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Women Divers Hall of Fame 2023


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The Ladies Divers Corridor of Fame (WDHOF) has named three new members appointed to its rolls for 2023.

Devoted to recognizing and honouring the contributions of ladies divers around the globe, the worldwide non-profit skilled honour society spans all kinds of fields together with the Arts, Science, Medication, Sports activities, Exploration, Underwater Archaeology, Media, Service, Dive Coaching and Training, Security, Enterprise, Marine Setting and Conservation, Free Diving, Industrial Diving, and Navy Diving.

This 12 months’s new appointees will probably be inducted into WDHOF in 2023 in an occasion to be introduced within the coming months.

Erika Lopez – Columbia

Marine conservationist, island sanctuary protector, pelagic conservationist

Picture: Annie Crawley

Erika Lopez is the Govt Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Colombia Basis. It’s devoted to conserving and defending the biodiversity of the wildlife sanctuary of Malpelo. Within the worldwide diving world, this iconic hotspot has been often called one of many high dive websites for migratory sharks within the Tropical East Pacific Marine Hall connecting Malpelo to Galápagos (Ecuador), Cocos (Costa Rica), and Coiba (Panama).

Erika leveraged partnerships with the Colombian Navy, Colombian Nationwide Parks, and ecotourism to guard this area of the world. She’s additionally an achieved PADI Grasp Scuba Diver Coach with greater than 10,000 dives.

Andrea Marshall, PhD – Mozambique

NGO founder, conservation biologist, educator

Obsessive about the ocean from the age of 5, Andrea wrote her Jr. Open Water check on her twelfth birthday. Hundreds of dives later, Andrea is a technical diver, knowledgeable underwater photographer and a number one marine subject biologist in Africa. She co-founded the Marine Megafauna Basis- a outstanding conservation group, is a Nationwide Geographic Explorer and a fellow of the Explorers Membership. Andrea works globally however lives in Mozambique along with her cinematographer husband and daughter. She is a revered ocean conservationist, a prolific public speaker and educator and runs two journey corporations that present alternatives for adventurous, conservation-minded divers.

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor – California, USA

Explorer, educator, submersible business government

Liz Taylor has been concerned with DOER Marine from its inception, changing into President in 1994. The corporate designs/builds submersibles and different subsea techniques. As an advisor to Cal Maritime, the Wild Oyster Mission and the Deep Water Horizon Research Group, she advocates for public entry to the water and broadening water competency. She has participated in

greater than 60 scientific diving and ocean exploration initiatives together with Explorers Membership flag expeditions. She has authored quite a few articles and white papers. Liz is the recipient of the distinguished inaugural Wings WorldQuest innovation award and co-hosts the DiveInwithLiz and Sylvia collection produced by The Ocean Elders.

For extra details about the Ladies Divers Corridor of Fame, go online to www.wdhof.org.

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