Bil and I shared many treasured moments exploring in the mid to late 90’s particularly in the Ox Bel Ha cave system. The most memorable of those dives was our first one in cenote Esmeralda on February 3, 1996. What we encountered that day set in motion more than 20 years of continued exploration of what became one of the largest cave systems wet or dry on the planet. Bils impact on cave diving exploration, conservation, cartography and training will always be felt here. Quite simply he is one of the most prolific explorers to have ever existed and he will be sorely missed.