Saturday, September 26, 2020

Jill Heinerth Inducted Into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame


Pioneering cave diver, explorer and author Jill Heinerth has been announced as one of the four inductees into the 2020 class of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in recognition of her incredible work, contributions to the growth of diving and her support of the underwater world.

This annual event recognizes people who have significantly and positively impacted the industry through attributes to education, exploration, adventure and much more.

Founded by the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism in 2000, the awards will take place in September 2020 in the Caymans.

During an announcement ceremony at DEMA Show 2019, Jill commented on what the award means to her:

“Such an amazing honor for a young woman who started her professional diving career in the Cayman Islands a long time ago. This is really fantastic at a time in my life that is very meaningful where I am just releasing my new book Into the Planet and a new documentary, Under Thin Ice, thank you for this incredible honor and I look forward to visiting the Caymans Islands to accept it.”

The three other nominees announced were DEMA Executive Director Tom Ingram, Handicapped Scuba Association Founder Jim Gatacre, and Undersea Hunter Group Founder Avi Klapfer.

For more info, check out the ISDHOF website.

DEMA Show 2019 attendee reacts to the new ISDHOF inductees.
DEMA Show 2019 attendee reacts to the new ISDHOF inductees.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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