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The Wonder of Caves The Wonder of Caves

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Caving (Spelunking)

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  • The Wonder of Caves
  • What is a cave?
    • A cave is a natural underground chamber which has an opening to the surface.
    • Can be on land or even under water
    • Caves can be found in mountains, under the ocean and even among ice glaciers!
  • Famous Caves around the World
    • Dragons Lair cave in Europe is famous because scientists found fossils of cave bears that lived 50,000 years ago.
    • Blue Grotto is on the Island Capri in Italy.
    • Waitomo is another cave in New Zealand
  • Dragons Lair Cave - Europe
  • The Blue Grotto Capri, Malta
  • Caves can be made of ice too!
  • Waitomo New Zealand
  • Stalactites
    • Icicle shaped of rock hang from the roof of a cave.
  • Stalagmites
    • Look like stalactites, but grow up from the floor of a cave.
  • Spelunking (or Caving)
    • A sport where people explore caves using a variety of equipment.
    • There are spelunking clubs all over the world and these clubs explore different caves together.
  • Pictures of Spelunking
    • Cavers wear special equipment when exploring.
    • Headlamps, safety helmets and boots are just
    • some of the gear needed when caving.
  • Cave Diving
    • Is similar to spelunking, but involves the use of special underwater equipment.
  • Cave Safety
    • If you are going to explore caves on your own, take
    • these basic caving precautions:
    • Take 3 sources of light.
    • Wear a helmet with a chin strap
    • Use rubber soled boots.
    • Dress warmly.
    • Take some energy food along
    • Tell someone where you are going and your estimated time of return.
  • Wanna go caving?