Another quality guidebook from renowned cave diver Martyn Farr, this is a companion volume to Diving in Darkness that will show you where to find, and dive safely within, classic diving sites within caves and mines in the UK and Europe.
From the cover:
Classic Darksite Diving is the companion volume to Martyn Farr’s globally acclaimed manual of cave diving, Diving in Darkness. While its predecessor covers the techniques required to safely dive beneath an overhead environment,Classic Darksite Diving presents practical information on undertaking dives in carefully selected caves and mines in the UK and across Europe.
Gathered together in this concise but readable guidebook are details of 140 classic, popular and accessible dive sites that are suited to a wide range of abilities. Included are their precise locations, history of exploration, useful contacts and – most importantly – what each dive entails, from the preferred equipment to the dive length, depth and water conditions.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs and surveys, Classic Darksite Diving provides the essential information you need to enjoy many varied and safe dives in the exciting realm of cavern and cave diving. A spectacular underground world awaits you.
Table of Contents
Key to symbols
Section 1: UK
Cavern Diving, Sea Caves of South Cornwall,
Mines of the Forest of Dean,
Cumbria: Hodge Close Slate Mine,
Peak District: Holme Bank Chert Mine;
Scotland: Roscobie Limestone Mine,
Wales: Cambrian Slate Mine,
Dinas Silica Mine, Llygad Llwchwr, Porth yr Ogof, Pwll-y-Cwm, White Lady Cave;
Yorkshire Dales: Hurtle Pot, Joint Hole
Section 2: Europe
Cavern and Cave Diving;
France: Caves of the Ardèche, Caves of the Lot and Dordogne;
Greece: The Island of Zante;
Ireland: The Caves of Cong, The Green Holes of Doolin;
Italy: Grotta Giusti, Capo Palinuro, Sardinia;
Malta: Cavern Dives of Gozo and Comino;
Spain: Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Menorca, Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, Murcia, Pozo Azul;
Turkey: The Caves of Fethiye and Ölüdeniz
A Incidents and emergencies
B Sites to aspire to
Diving in Darkness: 32 CHF; 25Euros