Paul Heinerth

Teaching fun and safe diving since 1977

About moi

Paul Heinerth is a pioneer in diver education, in both open water and overhead environments. Paul has been instructing for the National Association of Cave Divers (NACD) and the National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section (NSS-CDS) for over 34 years. He carries a Master Instructor Rating with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), and a Trimix, Cave & Rebreather Instructor qualification with the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD). He also has the rating of instructor trainer with PADI/DSAT, IANTD and RAID. He has held world records for deep cave penetration and is credited with many cave discoveries. Paul is a member of the United States Deep Caving Team and participates in significant expeditions that explore and survey the uncharted reaches of our world. His work has been covered by National Geographic in Florida, Mexico, Bahamas and Antarctica.

He loves wreck diving and has dived such wrecks as the ocean liner Oceanos off the Wild Coast of South Africa and the wreck the Empress of Ireland in the Saint Lawrence Seaway in Canada.

Paul Heinerth Giant Cave Revisited 2013

Paul Heinerth returns to Giant Cave in Belize to dive what is possibly the worlds largest underwater cave that he discovered in the late 70's.

Weeki Wachee Springs Cave Exploration documentary trailer

Weeki Wachee Springs is Florida's oldest roadside attraction and home of the mermaids. Its now the deepest cave system in the United States at over 407 feet deep! A highly experienced team of Explorers are pushing the limits of technology in order to go deeper, stay longer, and explore this never before seen cave. The entrance and exit is extremely challenging making it difficult to bring in safety equipment. The window of opportunity to dive only opens for a few months every decade. This highly experienced team must collect all of the scientific data, gather samples and map the system before mother nature decides to render the cave undivable again for a year or the next 10.


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Background photo by:

Marc-André Lebanc