Jill Heinerth – Canary in a coal mine

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The opportunity to go to a place where nobody has ever been before, to be the first to shine light into the darkness is so inspiring to me, that’s what motivates me, that’s what keeps me moving forward. We know more about space than we do about the inner space of our plant”.

Jill Heinerth

To celebrate the World Oceans Day 2021, Suunto ambassador Jill Heinerth shares insights from her 20 year diving career. Capturing our changing planet and educating the public about the growing threat of climate change is what is increasingly moving her to dive and explore our blue planet.

Jill Heinerth

JILL HEINERTH is a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography, and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world. She has made TV series, consulted on movies, written several books and is a frequent corporate keynote speaker. Jill is the first Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and is a Fellow of the International Scuba Divers Hall of Fame. In recognition of her lifetime achievement, Jill was awarded the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration from the RCGS and the William Beebe Award from the Explorers Club.

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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