U.S. Hardcover

Into the Planet

Jill Heinerth

Jill Heinerth

Language / Publisher:
Ecco/HarperCollins (United States)
Doubleday (Canada)


Our underwater caves remain one of the last frontiers of human exploration and one of the few places where humans can journey to places never seen before by mankind. While intrepid individuals have been exploring underwater caves for more than half a century, Into the Planet will be the first book to give readers an intimate account of one of the most precarious yet exhilarating pursuits in the world.

Inspirational explorer and acclaimed cave diver Jill Heinerth shares her remarkable accounts and personal reflections as someone who risks her life every time she enters the cold, watery darkness where no man has gone before.

More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places that Jill’s exploration has taken her right here on the earth. Her extraordinary tales of adventure and survival transport readers deep into inner space, where fear must be reconciled, and a mission’s success balances between knowing one’s limits and pushing the envelope of human endurance.

Awards, Nominations, and Distinctions:

Fellow – Explorer’s Club

Inaugural Member – Women’s Diver Hall of Fame

Sea Hero of the Year – Scuba Diving Magazine

Polar Medal – Governor General of Canada

ICON Award – Wyland

NOGI Award (Sports and Education) – Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences

About the Author(s):

Jill Heinerth is an undersea cave diver, photographer, acclaimed filmmaker, and underwater consultant to Hollywood.  She was the first person in history to dive into an antarctic iceberg, and she has descended further into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman in history.

Jill has worked on documentaries for PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and the BBC and her pioneering adventures and commentary have been featured in publications as diverse as Fast Company, Real Simple and Outside. A tireless advocate for our planet's fresh water resources, Jill travels the world giving keynote speeches and presentations and imbuing audiences with a new appreciation and sense of wonder about the fascinating world right underneath our feet.  Her TED talk has been viewed over a million times.