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Classic Darksite Diving

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A guide to dive sites in caves and mines throughout Britain and Europe, by Martyn Farr

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Classic Darksite Diving

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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.

Martyn Farr is a widely respected and accomplished author who has committed over forty years to caving and cave diving. A leading cave diving trainer and photographer, he is passionate about all things subterranean – there can be few with his level of ability underwater or his legendary touch with a pen in passing on his wealth of experience.

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CONTENTS

Preface
Key to symbols
Acknowledgements
Introduction

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
St Kilda
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

Appendices
A Incidents and emergencies
B Sites to aspire to
Glossary
Index

For the companion title: Diving in Darkness

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Binding:
Softback
Size:
17cm x 24.5cm
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Book: new
Pages:
192
Illustrations:
300 photographs, surveys and maps, in colour
Publication date:
2013
ISBN:
978-0-9526701-8-6
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Laminated cover
Author:
Martyn Farr
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