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Diving Featured on Coast to Coast Website

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Jill Heinerth, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi:
    Not sure if this is the correct place to post--but new divers may get a kick out of this:
    Coast to Coast AM is featuring my diving on their home page. Coast to Coast is one of the world's top overnight radio programs with up to 8 million listeners per night.

    COAST TO COAST AM WITH GEORGE NOORY
     
  2. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    WOW, that is a nice shot of you in the ice cave! Jill, can you tell us a little more about the project?

    What kind of life did you see down there?

    What kind of RB's did you use and how were they modified?
     
  3. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

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    Jill, glad to see you here on SB! I've visited your website and was just thrilled with the photography there. In fact, it's one of the sites I use when I want to show non-diving friends how fantastic cave diving is.
     
  4. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Very "cool" picture on their web page... probably too cool even for this cold water diver. Brrrr! Welcome to the ScubaBoard community. I'm sure you will be a fantastic contributor here as well.
     
  5. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for all the "warm" responses. I'll hit a few of the most popular questions...
    Our trip to Antarctica utilized Cis-Lunar Mk-5P rebreathers. We used full face masks for a couple of dives but were much happier without them, even in the 28 degree water. I don't think the dives we attempted could have been successful using open circuit technology. At the time, the National Science Foundation would not allow the use of rebreathers under American permits, and because of my insistence to use rebreathers, we traveled under the New Zealand flag.
    Our longest dives were up to three hours including decompression and a maximum depth of 130 feet. We found a few iceberg caves that allowed access through and below grounded bergs. Tunnels under the grounded bergs fostered the perfect climate for filter feeders - sponges, tunicates and amazing crustaceans. On one dive we saw thousands of mating pairs of spider/cockroach-like critters crawling all over the floor, walls and in the water water column.
    We made a film "Ice Island" that shares some of the details of our dives. If you see it, you'll understand why I say this was the closest to death I have ever come.
     
  6. bisugo767

    bisugo767 Nassau Grouper

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    Welcome to ScubaBoard! Didn't get to see your picutres when I followed your link. Can you post them at a photo share site?
     
  7. augk

    augk Great White

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    Hi hello welcome:coolsnow:
     
  8. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Interesting. I wouldn't expect there to be enough water movement there (under the bergs) to bring food to filter feeders. Guess I'll just have to go see for myself! One of my Harvard professors dove there during the IGY in 1957... he dove wet but looked like the Pillsbury dough boy!
     
  9. Mario S Caner

    Mario S Caner Member

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    Very nice shot, congrats!

    Looks like they could use some website modernizing though...

    Mario
     
  10. ketchumid

    ketchumid Nassau Grouper

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    Sounds interesting- I wasn't able to access- can somebody post a link to the website - thanks Merry Christmas
     

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