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Under the surface

UH's Terry Kerby knows his way around the deep, and guides submersibles toward amazing finds

By Steven Mark

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 05, 2014

~~<p>Not too many people know their office equipment as well as Terry Kerby knows his. He spends five months every year taking his apart and then putting it back together, piece by piece. Then again, not too many people rely on their gear to survive at more than 6,000 feet below the ocean's surface.</p>
<p>Kerby is chief pilot at the University of Hawaii's Hawai&lsquo;i Undersea Research Laboratory, commanding its two submersible vehicles, the Pisces IV and the Pisces V, to explore the depths of the ocean. It's a position that gives him &quot;a big rush, like it's the first time,&quot; every time he dives, yet the danger involved is enough to generate chills as well.</p>
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Not too many people know their office equipment as well as Terry Kerby knows his. He spends five months every year taking his apart and then putting it back together, piece by piece. Then again, not too many people rely on their gear to survive at more than 6,000 feet below the ocean's surface.

Kerby is chief pilot at the University of Hawaii's Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory, commanding its two submersible vehicles, the Pisces IV and the Pisces V, to explore the depths of the ocean. It's a position that gives him "a big rush, like it's the first time," every time he dives, yet the danger involved is enough to generate chills as well. Login for more...



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