Scientist at work: getting to the bottom of it all


If you’re going where there’s no air to breathe, you better be organized. Any kind of underwater diving involves process for that very reason. There’s the early-morning wake-up, the weather check, the gear check (masks, fins, regulators … check). And then there’s the dive site approach – whether you’re walking in from the shore or taking a boat to some far forgotten reef. Diving Lake Untersee is just like that – except in Antarctica we get to our dive site by snowmobile.  And Untersee ratchets up the workload because it’s remote, technical and cold.