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Man Dives Into Active Volcano Crater: Man Dives, Gets Up Close With Volcano In Vanuatu, Takes Selfie, Uses GoPro [VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    TravelersToday Staff Reporter

Updated: Sep 08, 2014 02:00 PM EDT

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Man dives into active volcano crater, gets extremely close to its mouth, captures the whole experience on film, whilst also taking a selfie. The extreme expedition occurred a month ago as an explorer and documentarian named George Kourounis went with fellow explorer and filmmaker Sam Cossman to the Martum crater. The expedition where man dives into active volcano crater occurred in the island of Malampa Province in the archipelago of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.

According to the International Business Times UK, the journey towards the depths of the volcano was captured by the explorers through a GoPro, Sony NX Cam and a Canon 5D Mark III camera.

An active volcano would reveal a churning lake of lava, meaning one wrong move and one wrong rock spitted could mean the death of any man. Despite the dangers, it didn't stop Kourounis as the man dives into active volcano crater.

Standing at the edge of the lava lake with hot molten rock just a few feet away, Kourounis' protective suit even happened to get splashed with acid rain, reports the Huffington Post.

Kourounis described it as a "window into hell. Dramatic and violent."

According to the Tech times, the exploration where the man dives into active volcano crater occurred as Kourounis and Cossman were taken to the Marum Crater volcano exploration pioneers and guides Geoff Mackley, Brad Ambrose and Gareth Hawken.

The team of brave men reportedly spent four days on the volcano and even went to the crater twice.

The man dives into active volcano crater eventually, which was a descent of a monstrous 1,200 feet. Kourounis described it "about as deep as the Empire State Building is tall."

According to the Tech Times, Kourounis is behind the television program "Angry Planet", therefore he is used to these types of extreme adventures. This 'man dives into active volcano crater' news about Kourounis may be something people will not be surprised to see him do.
The Huffington Post reports that the man is such an adrenaline junkie that he chases twisters for a hobby and he even married at the edge of an exploding volcano.

Though unsurprising of him, the exploration where the man dives into active volcano crater is one of Kourounis' most intense experiences, he said.

Kourounis told The Huffington Post, "Going down into the crater of Marum has been a dream of mine for many years. It was exhilarating, to say the least."

He added, "Getting to [Marum] was kind of like a reverse climbing of Everest. The volcanofought back at us, and we had to deal with terrible weather, tremendous heat from the lava, descending and ascending 400 meters of near vertical, loose rock face, acid rain so strong that it could have come from a car battery, and a variety of other craziness."

As the man dives into active volcano crater, he may not have died, but he definitely came close enough after a lava splash melted a hole into his rain jacket and a part of one of his cameras.

Kourounis revealed, "When you see that shot of me [in the video] looking like a little silver dot, next to what appears to be a waterfall of lava, that was an extremely dangerous spot to be standing."

He added, "It was a bit scary. If something were to have gone wrong. It would've happened quickly, and catastrophically."

In the YouTube video where man dives into active volcano crater, viewers are given a preview of what they are about to see in its description.

The post was accompanied with a description saying that the crater of Marum is so hazardous that more men have traveled to the moon than come up close to Marum.

Cossman, Kourounis' colleague also told The Huffington Post that while terrifying, the experience where man dives into active volcano crater eclipsed all fear by bringing "a surplus of adrenaline when dangling above the nearly unimaginable, sight of a glowing fiery pit likened only to the surface of the sun at close range."

Cossman said, "Undoubtedly, this experience was the pinnacle adventure of my life." He added that it had been an "amazing expedition."

Man dives into active volcano and here is a selfie by Kourounis in case others are still unsatisfied with reports of just how close to the bottom he was able to go. Well, no doubts here.

Watch the team's spectacular adventure in the video below.

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