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.


4 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

  2. 3 Edward Donohue January 20, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Rick, Came across my CEDAM sticker from long ago on the same day I saw your brother (?) had made a career move. I recall two trips with you, on in the Red Sea. Most vividly I recall your discription of diving Lake Baikal, where my wife and I visited in winter years ago… no thanks to diving that ‘Wonder of the Diving World. Edward Donohue January 20, 2021

    • 4 CEDAM International January 22, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Edward — Thanks for your note. We are so grateful for the adventures we had with CEDAM and fellow divers. Wonderful memories of great people and places. Hope all is well with you! — Regards, Rick and Susan Sammon

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