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Enter an underground world of stalactites, stalagmites, underground streams, bizarre rock formations and towering caverns.

Caving is the best way to discover Northern Ireland's inner beauty. Give it a go and you'll find your way through hidden passages to a remote world of chambers adorned with natural features that will take your breath away.  There are well over 50km of caves in Northern Ireland, with the longest stretching to 7km! There is a fantastic range of caves to choose from and it's always an exhilarating day out. Beginners start by exploring horizontal caves and have to twist and turn through tunnels, slide on their bellies, paddle through water and even swim a little. More experienced cavers graduate to discover vertical drops and use ladders and ropes to get around safely.

How to get started
To find out if caving is for you why not visit the famous Marble Arch Show Caves and take a boat ride deep into the caves. Or enjoy a session in the Belfast ALP at Belfast Activity Centre which contains over 200 metres of ‘realistic’ man made cave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To try caving for real, contact a caving provider where you can learn the basic skills from a professional. They will provide all the necessary equipment and all you will need to bring is warm clothes.

Is it easy?
To start caving you need to be physically fit and water confident. After learning your basic skills, you can gain further experience by joining a caving club.
Is it expensive?
Until you reach an advanced stage it is not recommended to go caving without a guide. Therefore the equipment you need to buy is minimal. All of this (such as helmets, torches, harnesses etc) will be provided as part of your booking with your chosen activity provider.

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Ganaway Activity Centre, Millisle, Newtownards

Ganaway is situated on a 13 acre site just outside the village of Ballywhiskin and is an excellent position to facilitate a wide range of outdoor activities.

Selected as one of 27 centres in Northern Ireland as a London 2012 Olympic Games ...

Corralea Activity Centre Ltd, Belcoo, Enniskillen

Corralea Activity Centre is a well-established family run Activity Centre in the heart of Fermanagh offering a wide range of Outdoor Activities on site:
Biggest outdoor waterpark in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Activity Centre, Belfast

BAC is a personal and social development charity offering outdoor adventure learning from its unique base in the heart of Belfast.

Group activities (minimum 8 persons) include, caving, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, archery, ...

Segway NI, Portadown, Craigavon

Segway Northern Ireland (Segway NI) is proud to be the sole provider of Segway Authorised tours in Northern Ireland.

D & P Marine, Stranocum, Ballymoney

Fishing reefs/wrecks/sharking/scuba diving/photography.

Scottish shooting trips, sea safari trips along the Causeway Coast and Rathlin Island.

Trips to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge from Ballintoy Harbour and much more.

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