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The Darkness Beckons 2017
Martyn Farr - The history and development of world cave diving
Fully updated since the 1980 first edition.

Language: english
Pages: 416
Illustrations: B/W, color photos, maps
Format: 21,5 x 25 cm

Hardback with dustjacket: 42.90 Euro
500 limited edition, hardback copies of The Darkness Beckons in July 2017, signed by Martyn Farr

Softbound: 28.90 Euro


The Darkness Beckons is Martyn Farr's beautifully illustrated book about the history and development of world cave diving. Farr charts the evolution of exploratory activities in the underground world, and at every stage we see people exercising the ultimate challenge. The stories recounted will grip and enthrall, and the reader will gain a unique insight to a world where earthly exploration is still very much alive and thriving. The Darkness Beckons is a chronicle of extraordinary sporting endeavour. It will inspire anyone with a taste for adventure; if you aspire to this realm you will not be able to put this book down.

Martyn Farr, lives in Crickhowell, South Wales. He is one of Britain's leading cave divers, who has played a major role in the exploration of Wookey Hole and many of the cave systems of South Wales and Ireland. He was also involved in earlier pioneering dives in Scotland and Yorkshire. During recent years he has made significant cave diving explorations in China, Japan, Borneo, Bahamas, Mallorca and Turkey and has also dived at Yucatan, Florida and some of the main French sites.