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Cave books - speleobooks.com - recommendations?

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

  1. jorge.a.mahauad

    jorge.a.mahauad Dive Resort

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    I'd add "Principles of Cave Diving" by Jill Heinerth as a good guide to the list. I would say "The last Dive" by Berine Chowdhury not as cave specific book but as a good story that creates a time setting for in overhead technical diving in general.
     
  2. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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  3. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the kind words. The title is "Essentials of Cave Diving" by Jill Heinerth.
     
  4. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Thanks DH - I'm getting an autographed copy direct from Martyn Farr for 25 pounds per the link that someone posted earlier


    Yes, I have The Last Dive - I think it, Shadow Divers and Raising The Dead/Diving Into Darkness (same book, EU/US titles) are my three favourite 'story' diving books (as opposed to theory/manuals).

    Gary Gentile's Deep, Dark & Dangerous and Kevin McMurray's Deep Descent, both about diving the Andrea Doria, are also good

    One of my friends keeps threatening to buy me one of Gentile's SF works...


    I tried to order the book Lynne recommended - http://stores.homestead.com/NSS-CDS/-strse-20/Cave-Diving-Articles-&/Detail.bok - from the NSS-CDS website this afternoon, but they don't seem to ship to China; have sent them an e-mail
     
  5. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    QUOTE" I tried to order the book Lynne recommended from the NSS-CDS website this afternoon, but they don't seem to ship to China; have sent them an e-mail"QUOTE

    We have "Cave Diving Articles and Opinions" in our web store and ship worldwide. Jill Heinerth edited the book and Heinerth Productions is the publisher. We'd also be happy to talk about setting you up with wholesale orders of our other tech diving and underwater photography books if you'd like to carry them in China.

    Thanks, Robert and Jill
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  6. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Thanks Robert... I'll check out your store and consider placing an order with you pending the response from the NSS-CDS

    I'm just a private buyer, not wholesale
     
  7. jorge.a.mahauad

    jorge.a.mahauad Dive Resort

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    can anyone recommend something on submerged lava tubes and grottos in volcanic islands?? cave diving and geology related?
     
  8. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    There were some geology texts on the site I linked in my first post, not sure if they cover the topic you're looking for though
     
  9. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    There is not a whole lot of information on this topic. I am the vice-chairman if the International Union of Speleology Commission on Volcanic Caves - and a cave diver - so I have a lot of interest in this subject myself. In fact, we're debating on whether or not to hold our next international symposium in the Galapagos in 2014.

    Other than a few isolated articles here and there, the best book that I have seen is The Darkness Beckons. The subject of submerged lava caves gets a few pages of coverage in that book.

    I was caving on Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea a few years ago, and went to one cave that sumped in sea water - but no one has been able to make the connection with the ocean. That particular cave is off limits and is under triple locks with an alarm, and you can't get in there unless you have high-level governmental contacts. There may be more submerged lava caves on Jeju, but I'm not sure.

    There area also submerged lava tubes in Hawai'i and Iceland. You might try contacting the Hawaiian Speleological Survey and the Iceland Speleological Society for more information.

    If you find any more information, please get in touch with me. I am always looking for information for our international newsletter.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011
  10. jorge.a.mahauad

    jorge.a.mahauad Dive Resort

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    Hi, thank you all for the itel. Doc Harry, nice top meet you, I'm sending you a PM.
     

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