We talk to explorer and polar diver Christine Dennison about her work in the Arctic, the Amazon and finding a sunken World War II submarine.
Christine Dennison has been leading expeditions for the last 20 years to the Arctic, the Amazon and other remote destinations around the world. She has led expeditions to the most remote corners of civilization, working with indigenous people and societies. She dives with caimans and piranhas in the Amazon rain forest, sharks in the Caribbean, underwater ice caves in the High Arctic and has explored the deepest wreck in Grenada, W.I. She has skied to the North Pole to raise awareness of climate change and protection and conservation of our environment and wildlife. Her Technical diving Certifications include: Technical Nitrox, Wreck, Cave Diver, Gas Blender, Supervisor and Technical Divemaster. Christine is internationally recognized for being the First Woman to dive, document and explore the icy waters and ice caves of the Canadian High Arctic Northwest Passage, the tannic waters of the Brazilian Amazon's Rio Negro tributaries and was the only woman on the team that recovered the Bianca C’s Ship bell for the Grenada Museum, W.I. She is a member of the Royal Geographical Society, and actively promotes STEM training for young girls and women.
Produced by Matty Rosenberg and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhinecliff
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