Following on from a conversation elsewhere I am curious to know if anyone learned to dive with the specific intention of cave diving? What was it that attracted you in the first place?
I can think of several people who learned to dive in order to cave dive* - some who didn't dive in open water until sometime after they became qualified cave divers.Following on from a conversation elsewhere I am curious to know if anyone learned to dive with the specific intention of cave diving? What was it that attracted you in the first place?
And he's still making his own wetsuits from the same pattern he's been using for over forty years! I'd struggle to fit in one of my suits from a mere 10 years ago...The guy who trained me in the CDG is 61 years old and I'm 26 - I still can't keep up with him underground. Remarkable for his age when you consider the number of people I take to hospital at his time of life with any number of problems. If you still have your health, don't let age get in your way ! Do what you can, while you still can. We might not be here tomorrow :lightning:
I'm sure you're right - Martyn is a great ambassador for the UK cave scene. I've only ever done stuff in France and the thought of UK caves makes me shudder... The guy deserves a medal.... I don't think I easily fall into either of Chrisch's categories and I reckon many who have done cavern/intro with Martyn will have more diverse aspirations.