of caves takes us into a world much different from that above ground,
a world of darkness surrounded by rock and mud. Exotic formations, streams
and waterfalls, tight crawlways, deep canyons and pits, huge rooms with
large blocks of breakdown, crickets, bats and cave rats await the cave
Caving can be a strenuous sport, a casual hobby,
a means to conducting scientific research, or all of these and more.
Caves are found around the world and in a variety of settings, from
cold alpine environments to warm tropical rain forests, and are formed
through a variety of natural processes.
This site provides a basic
introduction to the world of caves and caving and links to additional