SCUBA Scholarship Goes To Maisy Lus of PNG

We are very honored to have sponsored Maisy Lus for her Women’s Diver Hall of Fame SCUBA Scholarship. We are so proud of Maisy! She has gained new skills and is now able to access and study the Fish Reefs in Papua New Guinea, that she had a hand in building and managing.

Diving Course

I successfully completed the PADI Open Water Dive Course on May 7th, 2021 and the PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course on the 26th of June, 2021. I am now certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver – all thanks to the amazing Dive Instructors at Pro Dive PNG, John Miller, Keiko Nakaura, Norbert Rehlis and Thomas Rei. Pro Dive PNG, formally known as “The Dive Center,” is one of the oldest and most prominent diver training facility in PNG.

Women Divers Hall of Fame

Background Information 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, Exploration &technology, Underwater Archaeology, Business, Media, Training & Education, Safety, Commercial & Military Diving, Free Diving, and Underwater sports. WDHOF was created in 1999 and incorporated in 2001 by six founding sponsors: Beneath the Sea, Inc; the Underwater Society of America; the Women’s Scuba Association; Women Underwater; Hilary Viders, Ph.D; and Capt. Kathy A. Weydig. WDHOF, Inc. was granted its 501(c)(3) status in 2002.

WDHOF’s two-part mission is to:

1. To recognize women divers who have made outstanding contributions to the exploration, understanding, safety and enjoyment of our underwater world and

2. Support the underwater world and its associate careers by promoting opportunities for women and men in diving through scholarships, training grants and mentorship opportunities and a worldwide network of industry contacts.

Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving. I was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Basic Dive Training Grant, sponsored by WDHOF Member, Patti Gross. I was selected alongside 47 individuals who are passionate about water planet and looking to grow their knowledge and skills. https://www.wdhof.org/scholarship-recipient/maisy-lus

New Fish Reef Deployed In South Carolina

Fish Reef Project is proud to announce another World’s first; The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has successfully deployed a group of 2,200 lb Sea Caves® to their sea bed as part of their state reefing program. This new reef site has been deployed off the coast of Charleston, SC and appropriately named “South Carolina 1”. Spanish Mackerel immediately took interest and many more species, including Coral, Grouper, Lobster, Hog Fish, Snapper, Amber Jack, are likely to discover this special new habitat very soon.

Sea Cave® is being deployed world-wide as a key tool to regenerate our oceans, enhance sustainable fisheries and provide large scale climate adaptation.