Extreme Cave Diving on Nova

Extreme sport activities have been around for years.  If there’s a way to ski down Mt. Everest someone out there will do it!  I can appreciate the courage, that’s probably not quite the right word, it takes for someone to throw all caution to the wind to perform these extreme stunts. On Wednesday evening “Nova” will go deep into the world of extreme cave diving.

Cave diving is a type of diving that requires special equipment, a bit of training and that extreme attitude.  There is a high risk of decompression sickness and drowning, not exactly your average exploring aquatic life dive.   However the visual images associated with cave diving are extraordinary.

On “Nova: Extreme Cave Diving”  Dr. Kenny Broad  dives into underwater caves formed during the last ice age when the sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today.  Broad investigates the hidden history of Earth’s climate as it’s revealed in one of  Earth’s least explored spaces.

“Nova: Extreme Cave Diving” can be seen on Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00pm on WOSU TV with an encore presentation on Thursday, February 16 at 9:00pm on WOSU PLUS.