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CDG Training Manual 
£27.50

CDG Training Manual

The official training manual of the british Cave Diving Group, distilling much knowledge of diving in UK conditions.Very much a revision of previous works, incorporating the Group's latest thoughts on many subjects. Compiled with input from ten very experienced exploratory divers, it has something to offer to most divers with an interest in this esoteric pursuit. Soft bound, 224 pages in B5 size.Comes with 52 colour images.
The Darkness Beckons, Third Edition 
£25.00

The Darkness Beckons, Third Edition

Probably the definitive account of cave diving world wide, at this moment. From historical background, to accounts of recent technical developments, to stories that set your teeth on edge (the Plura River Cave tragedy and the most recent pushing dive in Pozu Azul among others), Martyn Farr's book has lots of food for thought. Without being either a training manual or a technical guide, there is nonetheless much useful information in here. Soft cover, 416 pages. More than 250 digitally remastered photographs, many in colour, and also copious hand-drawn explanatory diagrams. Author Martyn Farr, published by Vertebrate Publishing.
Classic Darksite Diving 
£27.50

Classic Darksite Diving

Martyn Farr's guide to diving sites in the UK and Europe, that deals with thoroughly enjoyable venues of straightforward access. Apparently, ten years in the preparation! A very useful and well produced guide, which presents the relevant information clearly and concisely. Surveys, descriptions, access arrangements and suitable kit configurations are all present, in a user friendly passage. Useful for the newcomer, but also for travelling diver who wants to cherry - pick the nicer sites in any area through which they might be passing. Soft cover. 192 pages. Full colour illustrations.
Northern Sump Index 2015 
£27.00

Northern Sump Index 2015

If you want to dive the classic sites of the North of England, and especially if you have any ambition in the field of exploration; then this book is invaluable. Complete with detailed individual site descriptions, references to CDG newsletters so that the researcher can see a blow-by-blow account of exploration, and many surveys, this Sump Index is the result of a very impressive team effort carried out over several years by volunteers. They must be congratulated on such a marvellous product of their labours. Soft cover with colour photograph.
Dive Scurion 
£765.00

Dive Scurion

The original high quality, high tech, and very bright caving lamp, but now rated to -150m. Each unit is individually tested to depth before being released for sale. Maximum output is 1600 lumens: 800 on spot (level 4), and 800 on flood (level 4). The 1500 will last nearly 3 hours on this setting. One medium setting (level 2 spot, level 2 flood) will give around 24 hours light. Lowest setting (level 1 spot or flood *only*) will give in the region of 106 hours. The Scurion website gives the full matrix of brightness against duration for the 1500; the Dive model is effectively the same. The Dive Scurion has a particularly tightly focussed spot, making it very useful for rigging (both finding it, and creating it) and spotting up avens. It will cut through murky sumps pretty well, and is a pleasure in big, clear continental waters! The flood is like that of the 1500 and is very easy on the eyes while caving in dry passage The Dive has an extra heavy duty alloy battery case, this is opened...
Marigold Industrial Glove 
£5.10

Marigold Industrial Glove

Black rubber, medium length gloves which combine some toughness with sensitivity and flexibility. Obviously, completely waterproof (when new!); quick to dry, too, as they are unlined. They can be worn over neoprene diving gloves to protect your investment, if underwater digging! Also, of interest to divers, these are the gloves traditionally provided for use with the Kubi Glove System; therefore they are the appropriate replacement. Take a couple of pairs for long trips away. Sizes: 6.5 (small) to 10.5 (XXLarge) so there are suitable sizes for children or small handed female cavers, but also yetis.
Etche Canyon Boot 
£51.00

Etche Canyon Boot

The Etche Canyon is included here as it has been found to be suitable for drysuit diving in particular. The broad fit makes them easy to put on with bulky footwear, and the low cut with tight lacing allows good ankle mobility combined with lower drag than wellies worn over-sized. Their adjustability also means that they are entirely appropriate for caving before or after sumps, where the drysuit itself may not be worn. They are much more rugged and cope with hard use much better than most diving-specific booties. Originally for canyoning but also suitable for cave based activities, these are a rugged set of footwear built to the same specification as the Etche wellies, but with four lace holes, and a slit and reinforced achilles, with an overall height of just under eight inches. As with the boots, they have a very grippy tread, and no midsole. There is no footplate or steel toecap, but protection is good especially across the toe box. WE CURRENTLY HAVE ALL SIZES 44 AND BELOW.
Bestard Canyon Guide 
£147.00

Bestard Canyon Guide

A very technical boot made for wet and rocky places, but it seems to have a similar performance to a B1 alpine boot. There is a lot of technical information available on the Bestard website, which we summarise here: Made in Spain (actually, Mallorca) Eight lace attachments (ladder climbers NB, the top attachments are hooks) Upper is rubber and treated H2O Microtech Cordura Sole is Vibram Best Idrogrip Drain holes, and very fast-draining Built-in gaiter prevents significant grit and sand ingress Lightweight but reasonably protective (around 1.2kg for size 8) Rubber rand protects toe, but not a hard toe box. Comes with insoles, of course. In the context of diving these have the same benefits of low profile, flexibility and adjustability as the Etche Canyon. We do not consider the lace-hooks to present a significant line-trap relative to other items in the area (such as fin straps) but we mention it for completeness. As they are a neater fit than the Etche Canyon, in the toe area, they...
Warmbac Divers Vest 
£57.00
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Warmbac Divers Vest

Warmbac Divers Vest Wetsuit vest in 2mm neoprene with 5mm neoprene hood attached. Durable zip side opening. Designed to team with the Speleo Pro wetsuit to create a system suited for classic British 'amphibious' trips, involving both significant caving plus less deep / prolonged diving. Also can be used to upgrade the warmth of other semi-dry suits - the attached hood reduces flushing and thus heat loss. Relatively small and light, making it easy to carry to dive sites, or during prolonged journeys between aqueous bits.
Warmbac Cavers' Wetsuit 
£150.00

Warmbac Cavers' Wetsuit

Well made of durable 4.5mm neoprene, the Cavers wetsuit is ideal for significantly wet trips and sporting stream caves, or where swimming is expected.The mauser-stitched seams reduce water flushing through to make a good, warm suit. The zip is of very high quality and should last as long as the suit does! The fact that it is at the front, unlike in surfing wetsuits, adds significantly to comfort. Used in combination with the Warmbac Divers Vest for cave diving; a very versatile and effective combination where caving alternates with diving. Sizes 38 - 48, generally we will order these in. Made in the UK in Glastonbury



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