Extreme Cave Diving

Links & Books


Anchialine Caves and Cave Fauna—Biology of Marine Caves
See images from underwater expeditions in the Bahamas and learn more about the strange species that live in vertical caves at this website by marine biologist Thomas Iliffe.

Bahamas Caves Research Foundation
The Bahamas Caves Research Foundation, created by diver Brian Kakuk, offers images of some blue hole finds, information on conservation efforts, and more.

World Remipedia Database
Can't get enough of the tiny, blind, translucent creatures that inhabit blue holes? Learn about the class of crustaceans known as remipedes at this website.

National Association for Cave Diving
It takes a lot of training to venture into marine caves, make discoveries, and come back out again. Visit this website to learn about an organization that works to train others in safe cave diving practices.


Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice
by the Nautical Archaeology Society. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

Deco for Divers: Decompression Theory and Physiology
by Mark Powell. AquaPress, 2008.

Diving Science
by Michael Strauss and Igor V. Aksenov. Human Kinetics, 2004.

The Cave Divers
by Robert F. Burgess. Aqua Quest Publications, Inc., 1999.

Deep Into Blue Holes
by Rob Palmer. Media Publishing Ltd., 1997.


"New Species of Crustacean Discovered Near Canary Islands"
ScienceDaily, August 25, 2009.

"Bahamas 'Blue Hole' Yields Pre-Human Fossil Treasures"
by Brian Handwerk. National Geographic News, December 17, 2007.

"Exceptionally Well Preserved Late Quaternary Plant and Vertebrate Fossils From a Blue Hole on Abaco, The Bahamas"
by David W. Steadman, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 11, 2007.

"Fossils Excavated From Bahamian Blue Hole May Give Clues of Early Life"
by Cathy Keen. University of Florida News, December 3, 2007.

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