More people have walked on the moon than explored some of the places Jill Heinerth has been underwater. One of the world’s most accomplished cave divers, Heinerth has escaped from exploding icebergs off the coast of Antarctica, probed the deep and winding cenotes of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and been inducted into the International SCUBA Diving Hall of Fame.
An accomplished writer, photographer, and filmmaker, Heinerth has shot television series for the BBC, National Geographic, and CBC’s The Nature of Things, and is the author of the bestselling memoir, Into the Planet: One Woman’s Journey to Find Herself. In 2016, she was named the first Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and in 2017, Heinerth received the Canadian Polar Medal.
Photo of Jill Heinerth from Hollis (hollis.com).