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The Cave Diving Group sump indexes are supplementary to the regional caving guides and an invaluable resource and essential reference guide for any UK trained cave diver, researcher or even dry caver looking to better understand the hydrology of British caves. The sump indexes are compiled from many years of exploration reports from CDG members and other contributors.

The regional sump indexes summarise the CDG's knowledge (at the time of printing) of the sumps in each of the major caving regions in the UK and when used in conjunction with the regional caving guides. The sump indexes will help to give up to date picture of British caves and their sumps.

The new Northern Sump Index has been completely re-written and updated to replace the long out of print 1995 edition. This superb new version will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in cave diving in the North of England.

£10.00  
 

The Cave Diving Group sump indexes are supplementary to the regional caving guides and an invaluable resource and essential reference guide for any UK trained cave diver, researcher or even dry caver looking to better understand the hydrology of British caves. The sump indexes are compiled from many years of exploration reports from CDG members and other contributors.

The regional sump indexes summarise the CDG's knowledge (at the time of printing) of the sumps in each of the major caving regions in the UK and when used in conjunction with the regional caving guides. The sump indexes will help to give up to date picture of British caves and their sumps.

The Welsh sump index is the most up to date reference to cave diving sites in the region. It has 100 pages covering cave and mine diving in Wales and the Forest of Dean.

Edited by Duncan Price and published by Lulu.com
Copyright The Cave Diving Group 2006

£15.00  
 

The Cave Diving Group sump indexes are supplementary to the regional caving guides and an invaluable resource and essential reference guide for any UK trained cave diver, researcher or even dry caver looking to better understand the hydrology of British caves. The sump indexes are compiled from many years of exploration reports from CDG members and other contributors.

The regional sump indexes summarise the CDG's knowledge (at the time of printing) of the sumps in each of the major caving regions in the UK and when used in conjunction with the regional caving guides. The sump indexes will help to give up to date picture of British caves and their sumps.

The fourth edition of the Somerset Sump Index consisting of a chronology and description of 50 sites in the area, 196 pages, 8 surveys.

Edited by Mike McDonald & Duncan Price and published by the Cave Diving Group.

Copyright The Cave Diving Group 2008

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A Glimmering in Darkness is the memoir of CDG founding father Graham Balcombe. Edited by Duncan Price and others it was published in the centenary year of his birth by the CDG.

Graham Balcombe arguably “invented” cave diving in Britain.  Balcombe and his friends – most notably Jack Sheppard – were keen cave explorers who adopted diving as a means of finding new territory.  At the time, there were no training courses, no manuals, nor even readily available equipment.  These they had to devise for themselves - a happy tradition that persists amongst the Cave Diving Group today.

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In the summer of 1935, a group of intrepid cavers mounted an assault on the famous show cave at Wookey Hole beneath the Mendip Hills in England.  From an historical perspective, this was one of the earliest attempts by amateurs to explore underwater cave passages using diving equipment. Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus was in its infancy and not available to them, so they had to adopt bulky base-fed standard diving dress.  The results of their work were published in the grandly titled 'The Log of the Wookey Hole Exploration Expedition 1935' which was prepared and printed privately by the leader of the venture, Graham Balcombe.

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This is the story of the first seventy-five years of cave diving and exploration at Somerset’s famous Wookey Hole Cave, or Caves, as successive show cave managements have preferred to call their attraction.

Since the pioneer ‘hard hat’ dives of 1935, generations of cave divers have explored the River Axe upstream from the Third Chamber in the show cave discovering nearly 4 km of both submerged and above water cave passages to reach the present limit which lies 90 m underwater (26 m below sea level) and 1 km north-east of the cave entrance.

£6.50  
 

The story of the discovery and excavation of an accessible route into the passages beyond the sump in Witches Cave.

Includes a description of the exploration of this important system in 67 pages and an A1 survey.

£16.00  
 

An award winning film (2010 BUIF- Professional DVD - 1st prize) by David Perez, 35 (quality) minutes, Spanish and French subtitles. Pozo Azul is a large cave resurgence in Northern Spain. Since 2001 a British lead team has systematically explored and extended the immense Sump 2. Each expedition has required innovative modifications to rebreathers, DPV's and habitats to enable exploration to progress. The video covers the 2009 explorations at Pozo Azul, when the 5160m long 2nd sump was finally passed. This involved dive times in excess of 12 hours.

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The contents of this manual are the distillation of the CDG’s knowledge of UK cave diving which is the result of its’ history that can be traced back to the earliest dives at Swildon’s Hole in 1934 by G. Balcombe and J. Shepppard. Focusing mainly on side mount techniques currently used in UK cave diving. The manual also introduces techniques used farther afield such as backmount configurations, rebreathers, scooters and habitats.

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