In this podcast I chat with Jill Heinerth. Jill Heinerth is credited with being a legendary underwater explorer and an award-winner underwater productions producer. Jill began her diving as a university student, but quickly turned passionate about the sport and began teaching as soon as she could. She was drawn to cave diving and was given the opportunity to do some underwater filming on the Wakulla cave system mapping project. This began the underwater productions business she has today.
Jill has dozens of distinguished awards in our industry including the women’s world record for deep cave penetration, the Our World Underwater Distinguished Service Award, an inaugural member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, the Wyland ICON award, and Jill has just been awarded the prestigious NOGI award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. She has also won numerous awards at film festivals for her films and documentaries. Jill has authored hundreds of diving articles and she is an author of several books and dvd’s including Underwater Video for Scuba Divers, Chester the Manatee and Very, Very, Terribly Bad Itch, Women Underwater, The Basics of Rebreather Diving, We Are Water, and, her book The Essentials of Cave Diving just released its third edition.
Items in this Podcast
- Became a diver during college
- Sells creative design business to do scuba lifestyle
- Early days of technical diving
- Training in “cave country”
- Wakulla 2 Project & Dr. Bill Stone
- National Geographic & Wes Skiles
- A new era of women in diving
- Air guitar underwater
- Decompressing on a “log”
- Cave diving in an iceberg
- The Emerald Sea
- Dan’s Cave, Abaco Bahamas
- Jill’s tips for divers
Jill’s website intotheplanet.com
“Cave Country” High Springs, FL
Jill’s TED Talk
Special thanks to our episode sponsor Aggressor Fleet
Thanks for Listening!
Thank you for joining me again. Do you want to give a shout out to our guest on this podcast? Leave a note in the comments section below!
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.
Also, please leave an honest review for The League of Extraordinary Divers podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! And, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates