"Our world’s caves are places of wonder, mystery and majestic beauty. Show caves around the world are embracing their role in protecting and preserving caves and providing a place for people to learn about these special, natural, cultural and historical resources.

Show caves also play another important nature tourism role of sustainable economic development, providing jobs, and helping the economy of their regions.”


The International Show Caves Association (I.S.C.A.) was founded in November 1990 and set up its central office in Genga, Italy. After the first Consitutent Assembly held in Frasassi (Genga Ancona, Italy) in November 1989, important events have contributed to the development and consolidation of the association.

Definition of a show cave

A show cave is defined as a natural occurring void beneath the surface of the earth that has been made accessible to the public for tours.


ISCA Conference Oman - News

27. May 2016 Gazik Peter

Dear friends, you will find the updated information on the approaching ISCA Conference in Oman this November, including registration form and hotel booking info.

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A new resource on Archaeoacoustic of Rock Art

07. April 2016 Darricau Joëlle

See the new resource on Archaeoacoustics.

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ISCA newsletter 39

29. March 2016 Wuest Brad

Here's the latest ISCA newsletter

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New resource - LED lighting protection

22. March 2016 Chrapko Alexander

Will you look at our new resource...

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Postojna Cave Awarded

22. February 2016 Dvorščak Ksenija

The Postojna Cave was awarded a National Champion by the European Business Awards. See the details.

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The latest newsletter

05. January 2016 Cove Dan

We have published a new Newsletter no. 38. You are welcome to read.

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France is sad these days

18. November 2015 Darricau Joëlle

...and we are sad as well...

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ISCA Meeting Germany - Austria 2015 - second circular

03. August 2015 Marinelli Renata

Dear visitors, there is second circular on the web with final registration form to download

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