AND CAVERN DIVING
CAVE DIVING - A BLUEPRINT FOR SURVIVAL.
small, this book contains a great deal of relevant information on safety
and survival. Fourteen accidents are reviewed. Well worth reading by all
46 pages, mono, 145x220mm. $18.00
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Deadly Descent Into the World's Most Treacherous Cave.
Stone and Barbara Am Enden, with Monte Paulsen.
Huautla cave in Mexico is probably the deepest system in the world. Shafts
rach down to enormous depths, with huge stadium-sized cvrns. The author's
44-member team entered the sinkhole at Sotano de San Augustin, the first
camp being 2328 ft below ground level. The second camp was established
at the jinction of two sunterranean rivers met. Nobody had gone further
and survived, excepot for Bill Stone and Barabara Am Ende, who forged on
for no less than eighteen days. Dr. William Stone is the engineer who invented
the Cis-Lunar rebreather, a life-support backpack that allows divers to
stay underwater for up to 24 hours. Dr Am Ende is a geologist. Paulsen
is a Pulitzer Prize winner.
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MEASURELESS TO MAN.
Exley has earnt his place in the history of diving the hard way. His achievements
in cave diving, particularly deep, long penertrations, earned him a well
deserved reputation as the master cave diver. Unfortunely he stretched
himself too far and lost his life in 1994 whilst attempting to reach a
thousand feet - a nice round number he stated before the dive. He made
it to 906 feet. He was forty-five years of age and had thirty years experience
behind him. It is fortunate that Exley wrote this book - like a posthumous
autobiography I suppose - as it documents some incredible and hair-raising
dives. These are beyond the skills, resources and perhaps interest of most
divers, but anyone who have dived a sinkhole or penetrated a cave, be it
in freshwater or at sea, will thoroughly enjoy this book. It would appear
that at times Exley tried too hard to be a writer, but get over the first
few paragraphs and you will be hooked. Hardcover, dustjacket, 325 pages,
index, sixteen colour plates.
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divers are a breed apart - and this is their story - of pushing the limits
of technology and human endurance, a journey from pioneering descents into
submerged prehistoric caves to the most recent record-setting expeditions.
Locations covered include the Bahamas Blue Holes, and deep penetrations
in Florida and Mexico. Although no mention of Australian caves, this is
nevertheless a most interesting book for those interested in "pushing to
the inner and outer limits" of diving.
290 pages, mono and colour photographs, bibliography, index.
ESSENTIALS OF CAVE DIVING
(Adapted from the blurb:)
Cave diving has been called the "most dangerous participatory sport" in
the world. It doesn't have to be. With proper training, experience, and
guidance, you can be a skilled cave diver, and enjoy this challenging and
rewarding activity, for a lifetime. With decades of technical diving experience,
including world record cave dives, and paradigm changing underwater exploration,
Woman Divers Hall of Fame member Jill Heinerth has prepared this
contemporary guidebook. Generously illustrated, "The Essentials of Cave
Diving" contains practical, twenty-first century underwater knowledge,
including side mount techniques and the latest rebreather technology. Encompassing
all levels of cave diving, from entry level to expert,this manual is an
essential tool; appropriate and relevant to all cave training disciplines.Chaptes
include: What is Cave Diving; Training; Accident Analysis; Geology and
Hydrology; Conservation and Landowner Realtions; Equipment Configuration;
Techniques; Planning; Special Issues. Includes also a glossary of terms.Although
written by an experienced USA based cave diver, the book is still rfelevant
to Australian techniques and issues. Softcover, perfect bound, 7
x 10 inches, full colour throughout, 200 pages.
History and Development of Cave Diving'. This is the second edition of
the acclaimed book published in 1980. It covers the international scene
with quite a bit on Britain and Ireland. Australia gets a good mention
with the Nullarbor caves (Pannikin Plains and Weebubbie), and Mount Gambier.
Other fascinating systems in Zimbabwe, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Southern
Africa and Europe are also described. The equipment used is mind-boggling.
Are these guys (and girls) brave or just crazy? Excellent reading, even
for one who thinks Pics is just fine.
dustwrapper, 208 pages. With colour planes and mono photos. Limited stock.