Geoff Mackley has quite a job, hobby and passion: he is the world’s authority on diving into and filming active volcanoes. And for that he travels the entire world! In 2012 he made a kickass journey to Vanuatu island in the middle of the Pacific to dive into the highly active Marum volcano. And the footage is absolutely mindblowing!

Diving into an active volcano ggmarum (Custom) NET GEOFF SUIT IMG_7012 (Custom) sfest6 (Custom)

Often dubbed as “The Most Incredible Volcano Video ever shot” Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, struggled with bad weather on the volcano for 35 days. When it finally cleared up they were very quick and jumped at the opportunity to become the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano’s famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu.Volcano expedition (Custom)

They came within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, and it was possible for them to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. Wearing Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suits it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible fire show for over 40 minutes.

The pictures are mindblowing. And the video footage even more.


And Geoff seems to be taken people with him on ‘volcano diving’ expeditions as he recently did with Sam Crossman.
Sam flew from San Francisco to Vanuatu, met up with Geoff and his team and had the craziest volcano experience. He got very close to the active volcano lake and made this kickass video about his experience:

Diving into an Active Volcano from Sam Cossman on Vimeo.


Something to add to your kickass trip to-do list?!
If so get in touch with Geoff Mackley here. It even includes his Nera worldcommunicator sat phone number!

Truly kickass!



  • James Craig

    Geoff Mackley is an asshole. On the coverage of his volcano adventure he took a dog and left it tied up outside in torrential rain.

    • Geoff Mackley

      James Craig, I didnt take any dog anywhere, that
      dog belongs to the people that live on the volcano, its not for me to complain about how other cultures treat their animals. Cheers