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So, I was very interested in diving! More precisely, diving in mines...Let's begin. The rules for working with lines in caves and mines are similar in many ways. But the systems for working with running ends differ from one part of the world to another. For example, the system in the United Kingdom differs considerably from that used in north Florida: they do not lay a gold line; the running end is set at the surface, eliminating the need for main reels; most crossings are "tee'd," so no jump and rip reels are used; the running ends in England are generally thicker, so standard markers may not fit. Despite the differences, the most important one is never to lose the end that leads to the exit. Binding points are different between caves and mines. At times, mines use the structures themselves to anchor the walker. However, you should be careful not to use dilapidated and unreliable fasteners. In addition, sharp metal objects can cut the line. To save the artifacts in the mines do not be tied to them, it will be better if the group bypasses them. In caves it is very likely to fall into a real trap, especially when it changes direction. In many of the mines the passages are square in the same shape, because that was the place of work. But sometimes you can fall into a trap in a mine as well. Most often they are not found in the walls, but near man-made structures. Silt is another problem in mines. There is no running water here like in caves, so it takes much longer for it to settle. Mine divers have to be able to handle low visibility, have perfect buoyancy, maybe even more so than the keive divers. If you are planning to dive at an unfamiliar dive site, it is safer to use a guide. One of the most famous shitholes for divers, is in the northern mines in the UK, which is located in Fife, Scotland. Limestone was mined in the mine. The mine was used to mine silica shale for the pottery industry. You will need to walk through a tunnel and down a ladder before descending into the water. The section of open water has a maximum depth of 32 meters. The entrance to the mine is on the far wall of the quarry at a depth of 24 meters. The underwater section of the mine is only 200 meters and can be explored through three halls. The water temperature is +6 and visibility is mostly good. The mine is 150 meters above sea level, this combined with the cold water suggests a more conservative decompression schedule. There are two entrances to the mine at the north end of the lake. There are 200 meters of tunnels with a maximum depth of 10 meters available for exploration. In the eastern part of the lake there are also several entrances. Diving here takes place in difficult conditions: silted passages to the mine, blocked old debris and difficult navigation in poor visibility conditions. This part of the lake is closed for tourist diving. The water temperature is +7 year-round, but rises to +12 at the surface in summer. Visibility at the entrance is 1 meter, further up to 20 meters. You will have to walk through a difficult and dangerous section before entering the water, if you have the skills to walk through a dry cave, it will definitely be an advantage. The water level varies greatly depending on the season. When there is a lot of water, the depth in the mine reaches 50 meters. The mine is large enough to make long, deep dives with good visibility and +7 temperatures. Navigation is difficult and one should be very careful. But despite all the difficulties, the diving here is excellent. It is located next door to Noxon Park mine, so the requirements for entry are the same. It will also require knowledge and skills to move in a dry cave, especially when going down a slippery steep slope to the dive base. Visibility here is good and the temperature is +7. The mine is organized quite complex. It will be of interest to divers for complex and long dives. Exploration of the mine is still ongoing. I hope you got an idea of what the UK has to offer to cave and mine divers. And I continue to develop on this topic.