Enjoy this Interview by Mike Arsenault with Jill Heinerth.
Mike Arsenault has been a part of the Global News team since 2015. He is a sports and fitness fanatic. He is currently a digital broadcast journalist and the host of Global News Weekend, Global’s national weekend morning show.
Jill Heinerth, is a cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker with her roots in Canada. She has written several books and produced documentaries, including We Are Water and Ben’s Vortex, about the disappearance of Ben McDaniel, for PBS, National Geographic Channel, and the BBC. She has also consulted on films for directors such as James Cameron, written several books, and consulted on films for directors such as James Cameron, another fellow Canadian. Heinerth was inspired by Jacques Cousteau’s television series as a child. She presented a Science Fair project concerning inexplicable disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle while she was in fifth school. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications Design from York University and worked for a small graphic design firm in Toronto while also teaching scuba in Tobermory, on Lake Huron. This led to her selling her business in 1991 and going to the Cayman Islands to dive full-time and hone her underwater photography talents. She then relocated to Florida to work as a cave diver under the tutelage of documentary filmmaker Wes Skiles. She presently resides in Carleton Place, Ontario.