Christine Grosart is qualified as a full and sidemount cave diver through the Cave Diving Group (CDG) and IANTD and holds Cave 1 and Trimix certs with GUE. In 2009, Chris broke the British cave diving depth record from a solo dive in Wookey Hole (UK). She also owns and is cave leader of WetWellies Caving in the UK. In her free time she volunteers as Secretary, Trustee, Underwater Photographer and diver for Ghost Fishing UK.
She joins Namita Nayyar, President, Women Fitness in her first ever interview on the website. Read on…
Share your journey in Cave Diving. How did it become a part of your physical being?
My family had always been involved in caving as my uncle chose it as his favourite pastime at university. I was a relative latecomer as I prioritized my horse racing career at a very young age, so only really took up caving and diving in my mid twenties.
I hung around my local caving club and met some cave divers and wanted to do what they did. I was spotted by an experienced cave diver in the Cave Diving Group of Great Britain and he took me under his wing and trained me up.
I would say cave diving is more of a lifestyle than a hobby. It is dangerous so it needs your full attention, all of the time. I changed my career twice to be able to afford all of the equipment which is eye wateringly expensive.
I’m fortunate now to be an ambassador for Ursuit Oy Drysuits, which helps a lot.
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