Into the Abyss: students to film diving documentary in Iceland

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A team of filmmakers currently studying on Coventry Universities Media Production degree will soon journey to Iceland with the worlds youngest master diver to film her groundbreaking underwater exploration of the North American and European tectonic plates.

Silfra in Iceland is the only place in the world where it’s possible to dive between two continental plates and 13 year old Charlotte Burns has a desire to stretch out her arms and bridge the gap between them, a feat made more unique by the fact that the age limit when divers are usually allowed to dive the gorge is 18 years old. Having received special permission from the Icelandic government to proceed, Charlotte and the film crew will travel to Silfra in September to film her dive into the crystal clear waters and attempt to physically bridge the continents, in the process producing an educational documentary film for use in the UK national curriculum.

Charlotte will be accompanied on her dive by well known explorer and BBC broadcaster Monty Halls and the project is supported by global Scuba training organisation PADI.

The Independent 14/-7/15 – British girl to become first child to dive between the two tectonic plates that separate North America and Europe

Image by r.gielen  CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

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