The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) announced this week that it would induct nine new members this year to its list of impressive Women Divers, including Canadian Julie Quimet.
Julie Quimet lives in Quebec. and is a certified IANTD Trimix diver and Technical supervisor, PADI Assistant-Instructor, DAN and EFR Instructor. Julie is a member of the Ocean Artists Society, a prestigious society of underwater imagery for the protection of the oceans.
Julie previously was a practising attorney for eight years and the previous 5 years before that was a marketing director before choosing the ocean. She is an expedition videographer who has developed skills for filming in remote locations and harsh conditions. She has filmed and produced over 30 short films screened and honoured in film festivals throughout Europe and North-America.
Julie and Micheal Labrecque, owners of N2PIX have been leading expeditions for several years. They have travelled to the four corners of the globe to dive and gather images and have twice carried the Explorers Club Flag. Their passion for sharks has brought them to far and remote places and allowed them to take part in exclusive expeditions along with industry top names.
Other inductees are:
Twila Bratcher-Critchlow (1911-2006)
Diving Pioneer, Philanthropist, Malacologist
Tanya Burnett – Florida, USA
Ocean Ambassador, Underwater Photographer,
Ellen Cuylaerts – Belgium and Cayman Islands
Ocean Advocate, Photographer, Explorer
Honor Frost – (1917-2010)
Underwater Archaeologist, Philanthropist,
Sabine Kerkau – Germany and Switzerland
Technical Diver, Photographer, Wreck Conservationist
Sara Olsen, US Navy – Maryland, USA
Diving Project Leader, Unit Commander,
Dora Sandoval – Texas, USA
Dive Travel Leader, Non-Profit Founder,
Susan Williams, – Ph.D. (1951-2018)
Marine Biologist, Conservationist, Sanctuary Advocate