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Diving into the Darkness with Jill Heinerth

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Diving into the Darkness is an awe-inspiring odyssey about cave diving icon Jill Heinerth, and her journey of exploration, resilience and self-discovery into the planet’s deepest depths.

Canadian explorer and storyteller Jill Heinerth is one of the world’s greatest living cave divers, fuelled by an insatiable curiosity to explore the unknown ‘veins of Mother Earth'.

Jill has been involved in the most legendary and demanding cave diving expeditions of all time, from surveying the world’s longest caves in Mexico to discovering giant iceberg caves in Antarctica.

Juxtaposed with these hair-raising dives are intimate, candid interviews and animated flashbacks to her younger years that reveal a complex array of motivations for taking on these challenges. Despite how over 100 of her friends have perished in the depths, for Jill, each adventure in this dive odyssey is one step closer to becoming the woman she wished she’d met when she was a child.

Diving into the Darkness
Diving into the Darkness showcases the exploits of Jill Heinerth

Jill is an underwater explorer, writer, photographer, speaker and filmmaker. A pioneer of technical rebreather diving, Jill is the first Explorer-In-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Her best-selling autobiography, Into The Planet, has been lauded by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Oprah Magazine.

Jill is a Fellow of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Women Diver’s Hall of Fame, the Explorer’s Club and Underwater Academy Of Arts and Sciences. Her images have been showcased by the BBC, National Geographic, Red Bull, Canadian Geographic, Discovery, and many more.

She will be taking to the Main Stage at the GO Diving Show Australia and New Zealand in Sydney in September, when she will be discussing the filming of Diving into the Darkness, which will also be shown at the event. Director Nays Baghai will also be appearing on stage at GO Diving Show ANZ.

Diving into the Darkness is premiering at Santa Barbara International Film Festival on 10 February, with an exclusive Q&A to follow featuring Jill and Nays.

Diving into the Darkness has its premiere in Santa Barbara in February
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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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