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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

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From one of the world’s most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth’s final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet

More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers workin
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Ecco
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    Mary
    "I will take you on an uncomfortable rendezvous with fear. You will feel cold and claustrophobic when you read this book. But I challenge you to recognize the humanity in that sensation of terror you're experiencing. I encourage you to accept that you are an explorer like me."

    Before reading Into the Planet, I knew very little about cave diving. As an avid Nat Geo reader, I have seen some incredible photos taken in remote caves, but I had absolutely no idea of the technique, training, and skill
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    Lauren
    May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    INTO THE PLANET is a beautiful memoir about the life and experiences of a prominent cave diver and photographer. The author, Jill Heinerth, used to be a successful graphic designer, owner of her own PR and marketing firm. Growing up in Canada, she always loved the outdoors, swimming, hiking, and exploring. But by the time she had settled into her job, working long and stressful weeks, she decided to quit that life, move to the Cayman Islands, and become a full time diver and explorer. It didn’t ...more
    Chad Guarino
    Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    Imagine a grueling, weeks long ship journey from New Zealand through the Roaring Forties, Furious Fifties, and Screaming Sixties, being tossed around like a cork in your bunk as the ship is buffeted by rogue waves and storms on your way to Antarctica. The ship lists dangerously, colleagues are seasick, and you have to cocoon yourself in your bunk just to avoid being thrown from it. Now imagine that this isn't even the most dangerous part of your mission: you still have to dive in the frigid anta ...more
    Allison
    I expected this book to be interesting and informative. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was fast moving with sections of humor. A very enjoyable read.
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    Sounds really interesting and inspiring! Hope I can get my hands on it soon!
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    This was a great book. It's often hard to relate to "thrill seekers" but the author did a great job of explaining why she continues to pursue this passion. I never thought much about cave diving but the writing was so superb that it made it accessible. I liked the parallel progression of her career and the sport of cave diving. The writing style was quite immersive
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    A pioneering underwater explorer, Jill Heinerth has dived deeper into caves than any woman in history. Selected for the inaugural class of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, her recent awards include the Wyland Icon and Scuba Diving Magazine’s Sea Hero of the Year.

    Recognizing a lifetime of contributions to advancing underwater exploration, in 2013, Heinerth was presented with the Sir Christopher Onda
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