Founded in 1967, CEDAM International is a unique, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the marine environment. The organization pioneered the use of volunteer divers working in the field with marine scientists. For 25 years, CEDAM mobilized diving expeditions and made significant contributions to the fields of marine biology, marine conservation and marine/terrestrial archeology. The organization’s name stands for: Conservation, Education, Diving, Awareness and Marine Research.  Today, CEDAM continues its work through a scholarship program which supports education.


2 Responses to “About Us”

  1. 1 Julia Hanken September 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    My father was a volunteer of a diving team. Way back,probably in the 1980’s.. He loved your purpose.. I just wanted to check to see if you still existed. I believe my mother and brother donated a boat to your cause after his death. I know this probably seems strange to get a email like this. ,butI am happy to see you still are going strong. My fathers name was Robert C Hanken..

    • 2 CEDAM International October 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Julia. So nice to hear from you! We loved your father and have many fond memories of him during the old CEDAM days. We were young when we first headed up the organization and we could always count on his honest and straightforward advice. Thanks for reminding us about Bob. He was one of a kind. Hope all is well with you. — Susan & Rick Sammon

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