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Cave books - speleobooks.com - recommendations?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by Tortuga68, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Stumbled across this site and thinking about buying a few titles to add to my diving library - I already have "Caverns Measureless..." & "BCD: A Blueprint..." are there any others in particular you would recommend?

    Is "NSS Cave Diving Manual: An Overview" worth getting or should I get the full manual instead? Not planning to take any cave courses int he near future - there aren't really any caves where I dive regularly - just interested in the reading at this stage

    Thanks

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  2. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    Speleobooks is a great company. I've know the owners personally for more than 10 years. Emily is an accomplished caver and so is her husband.

    Cave diving books?

    The Wookey Hole book is a nice history of early cave diving

    The Darkness Beckons is a must, in my opinion

    I would get the NSS full manual instead.
     
  3. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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  4. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

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    "Taming of the Slough" is an interesting read about the history of Peacock Springs. A little dry at times, but overall a good read. I have also read "Darkness Beckons". It was OK. Even though it is a history of cave diving, it seems to focus a lot on European cave diving history.
     
  5. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Am I missing something? The NSS bookstore doesn't seem to have their own Cave Diving Manual listed: NSS Bookstore
     
  6. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

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    The NSS-CDS Cave Diving Manual is a little outdated, but it's still a good book. There's a lot of information in there that still applies today.

    That's because it's no longer in print. The only copy you'll get is a used one. That one has been listed on Amazon for years.

    Yes, Marty Farr is a Brit. That's why US cave diving is classified as international in that book.

    That's because it's an NSS-CDS book - NSS-CDS Cave Diving Manual. If you need any gear, you can get it at [url="http://www.caveadventurers.com/store]Cave Adventurers[/url] and combine shipping.
     
  7. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Thanks Rob


    I found it new for $75 in Australia; the 2003 update edition. Probably NOS


    Hmm.. The NSS bookstore has a cave diving section - the Cave Diving Manual Overview and other NSS-CDS books are listed there, but not the full manual for some reason; it's only in the Cave section that you linked
     
  8. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I found THIS one (Cave Diving Articles and Opinions) to be a good read. Lots of different points of view, some history, and good current information as well.

    I have the class manuals from about half a dozen agencies, and if you are going to buy a manual, I thought the NAUI one was the best.
     
  9. bacchus80

    bacchus80 Registered

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    you can order directly from Martyn (signed no less!)

    Books :: The Darkness Beckons - Farrworld
     
  10. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Awesome, thanks for that!
     

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