Taming of the Slough Book- the history of Peacock Springs by Sheck Exley
The Taming of the Slough book is Sheck Exley’s exciting story of the discovery and mapping of the beloved Peacock Springs Cave System – at that time thought to be the world’s longest underwater cave.
His manuscript was incomplete when he met his untimely death in 1994 on a dive in Mexico. It has now been completed and expanded with the many new sections he had planned:
1. History of Peacock Slough including a social history plus the creation of a state park to preserve the cave and its surroundings as Exley had hoped.
2. Florida geology and biology.
3. Cave diving eqipment.
4. Peacock Re-Survey, a five year project that updated Exley’s original map.