Books to take Cave Diving

These books may enhance your cave diving trip. You might also be interested in our general books page, which amongst other things, covers photography and diving techniques.

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The Darkness Beckons
by Martyn Farr
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Deep into Blue Holes
by Rob Palmer
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Introduction to Technical Diving
by Rob Palmer, Underwater World Publications, 1997.
A readable insight into technical diving by renowned cave diver Rob Palmer (now deceased).
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Basic Cave Diving : A Blueprint for Survival
by Sheck Exley, Paperback
Caverns Measureless to Man
by Sheck Exley, Paperback
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France Guides

Underwater guide to the Lot & Dordogne, France
Andrew Ward, Aven International Publications, Swindon, SN2 2AZ
Information on the "general idea of the sumps - number, length, maximum depth etc." but by his own admissions has focused on the larger sites with good access and large underwater passages and makes no attempt to give a blow by blow account of "every rock and twist and turn".
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The Rough Guide to Dordogne & The Lot
by Jan Dodd and Nana Luckham, Rough Guides, 431 pages, 2007
The Dordogne, Lot & Bordeaux by Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls, Cadogan Guides, 472 pages, 2007
A revised and updated sixth edition of a CADOGAN GUIDE.
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Stars Beneath the Sea: The Pioneers of Diving
by Trevor Norton, Arrow, paperback, 288 pages.
"Superb book. One of the best reads I have had in ages"
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