Caving is the exploration, study, conservation and enjoyment of caves and other underground structures.
Speleology, caving, potholing, spelunking and urban speleology are all common terms that refer to these activities.
Caving is a potentially dangerous extreme sport. It is highly recommended that you contact a local organisation to commence your participation in this fascinating recreation.
"Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time."
Before submitting a site to this section please check whether it would be more suited to one of the sub-categories.
This category is only intended to cover sites containing mainly English content, other languages should be submitted to the relevant language category listed in the third section of the caving page.
Cave diving is the exploration of water filled caves using sub-aqua equipment.
Cave diving is an extremely dangerous extreme sport even for experienced open water divers. You are strongly advised to join a cave diving organisation and to get suitable training.
Please only submit sites that specifically relate to cave diving.
Sites with more general diving appeal should be submitted to Recreation/Outdoors/Scuba Diving.
Please only submit sites containing quality photography and / or technical advice. Personal pages containing trip photos should be submitted to the Speleology: Personal Pages section.
Cave surveying is the systematic mapping and recording of cave passage. It generally results in a 2D pictorial outline of a cave system. Surveying is regarded as a key part of documenting the discovery of new cave passage.
Please only submit sites that relate specifically to the surveying of caves.
Speleology directories are web sites that provide links or portals to caving sites. Only quality sites that have a majority of caving related material are included.
Please ensure that all submissions relate to speleology. Affiliate sites earning revenue from the links will not be accepted.
This category includes sites of clubs, local chapters, or grottos, organizations and associations focused on cave-related activities.
Before submitting, please check that a more suitable geographical category is not available e.g. North America, Europe.
Please only submit personal sites that will provide useful, good quality information to the caving community.
Please only submit sites that relate specifically to speleology. Sites through which it is possible to make purchases of speleological books, publications and magazines should be submitted to Shopping: Recreation: Outdoors: Speleology: Books, Magazines And Videos.
This category features sites of caves open to the touring public and includes privately-owned commercial caves and those operated by national or federal, county, regional and local agencies.
A site specific to a continent, country or state should be submitted to its appropriate subcategory. Non-English language sites are in the World category.
Please only include commercial sites that involve wild caving. Show cave tours should be include in the Speleology: Show Caves section.