Chris Nicola

“I am in part all that I have seen and met.”

Having lived most of his life in New York City, Chris recently retired as a NY State Investigator of 30 years, after having also worked as a bar manager and bouncer, adjunct lecturer, bodyguard, undercover investigator, labor union organizer, and Washington, D. C. police officer.

He has earned undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, Physics, and Forensic Psychology; an MA in Criminology; worked towards a PhD in Criminology from City University of New York, and is currently pursuing a BA in Film Studies.

He also conducted 2 years of ethnographic research while living among motorcycle gangs.

In the Mid 70’s he began exploring his first underwater caves, and shipwrecks. To date, he is an expert who has organized over 40 caving expeditions in the Americas, Oceania, Africa, and Europe.

Today he spends his time caving, lecturing, and further developing a story he discovered in 1993; a story of how 38 Jews survived the Holocaust by living in a cave for over a year, which has lead to a book, The Secret of Priest’s Grotto, and a documentary, No Place On Earth.

Participation in CDI:

  • 2014

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20th to the 22th of November 2020

Auditorio Metropolitano de Puebla

Sirio no. 2926, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl-Quetzatcóatl, C.P. 72560, Pue. México.












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