Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Samantha Whitcraft Wins DEMA’s 2020 Wave Makers Award


Aggressor Adventures Director of Conservation and Outreach Samantha Whitcraft has won DEMA’S 2020 Wave Maker Award.

Whitcraft has extensive experience in pioneering environmental change through creating and executing successful sustainability efforts.

The Wave Makers Award recognizes professionals who have been working in the dive industry for five years or less and have made a significant contribution to the industry during that time.

One of her most impressive feats with Aggressor was the creation of its Green the Fleet sustainability initiative, expanding and formalizing all existing green operations. This included developing an extensive company-wide guide around environmental best practices for all destinations and corporate headquarters.

According to Aggressor Chairman and CEO Wayne Brown:

“Aggressor’s core values and successes are a direct reflection of our employees, and this award shines a light on the time and energy Samantha spends leading many of Aggressor’s most impactful sustainability efforts. We could not be more ecstatic for this well-deserved recognition.”

Whitcraft joined Aggressor Adventures in December 2016. She also leads the Sea of Change Foundation as its executive director.

Check out a video featuring Whitcraft below.

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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.