In partnership with the show artists and producers, we have made the difficult decision to postpone or cancel the National Geographic Live: Extreme Cave Diving performance scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020 due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Beginning August 26, all ticket purchasers will automatically receive a full refund for their order, credited back to the original payment method. This process may take up to three weeks to complete. We are actively working to secure alternate future dates for many of these performances. We will likely announce any rescheduled dates in mid-May of 2021.
Dr. Kenny Broad, National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year for 2011, is also an accomplished cave explorer. He pursues this extreme and dangerous occupation not for sport, but to gain valuable insights into the freshwater world beneath our feet. A witty and entertaining speaker and committed scientist, Broad uses his research to study climate change and groundwater pollution to help better manage freshwater resources.
Largely unexplored, unimaginably beautiful, and considered among the most hazardous places to dive, the flooded caves, or “blue holes” of the Bahamas, are a potential treasure trove of scientific knowledge. Broad leads scientific expeditions to these dangerous but fascinating environments, making discoveries with implications for fields as diverse as microbiology, archaeology, and even astrophysics.
“Underwater caves may just look like dark, eerie holes, but they can be critical reservoirs of clean fresh drinking water and are integral to the health of the surrounding habitats,” says Broad. “Exploring these caves, the inner-space where the highly vulnerable freshwater and marine environments meet beneath our feet, allows me to combine my intellectual interests with my need for adventure; hopefully, in the process, helping to reduce the negative impacts on our natural resources.” Join him as he shares the adventure and science of exploring this incredible underwater world, as seen in the August 2010 issue of National Geographic.
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