Cave Diver Jill Heinerth Challenges the Unknown
At the recent TEDxUF, held February 26th, 2011 at the University of Florida, Jill Heinerth gave a presentation about cave diving. She began the talk with the dangers of cave diving and why it’s important to “embrace fear and take on challenges”. She then recounted her expedition to Antarctica to dive inside an iceberg and another expedition to explore underwater caves at Wakulla Springs in northern Flordia.
Jill Heinerth has traveled the world exploring underwater caves on projects that were branded impossible. She sees her work as a giant puzzle and loves the challenge of finding the tools and knowledge that allow her to unravel the last finite frontiers of this Earth. Jill will share her thoughts about risk management, technology and synergism as she recounts her exploration inside of Antarctic icebergs, and making movies deep inside submerged caves around the world.
The finale of the presentation was a call to action for everyone to be more aware of their fresh water resources and to do what we can to conserve them and keep them clean.
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