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    This site is designed as a resource for both new and seasoned cave divers. You will see here a multitude of different equipment, configurations and styles including but not limited to, back mount, side mount, DIR, and rebreathers. It is the author's intention to present these equipment choices and configurations in an unbiased manner, so the educated individual is presented with a wide variety of options in order to make a well informed, personal decision regarding their caving gear and style. Many thanks to the people who have donated their time, ingenuity and knowledge to make this page available and especially to those who continue to educate about safety, knowledge, technique and conservation and are actively working to keep our wonderful underwater caves open for diving!!

    If you would like to submit pictures of your personal gear configuration and/or an accompanying text to explain why your gear is configured in this manner or if you have any comments or suggestions as to how this site could be improved, please feel free to email me at Rich@cavediver.net. Thanks for taking the time to look at this site and safe diving!!

    The purpose of the GEAR CONFIGURATION RESOURCE PAGE (GCRP) is to provide a resource or library for reviewing other cave divers gear configurations and methods. This section is not a place to learn how to cavern or cave dive. This section contains plenty of ideas, comments, and opinions. Be careful, responsible, and mature, in how you use anything you read here. Moderators do not monitor the accuracy of the content posted here, and the ideas and opinions posted herein are personal ideas and opinions, and as such can be misleading and/or inaccurate, or at least extremely subjective. Entry into any overhead environment without proper training and equipment can get you killed (movie with sound). Opinions expressed in this section are not necessarily those of the sponsors

    Richard Courtney
    CDF GCRP Coordinators

  • Recent Forum Posts


    Ginnie Carding Policy - What cards work?

    i noticed in the evening, if you are checking in at the gate (office closed), they will ask you if you are diving with a buddy. not sure if that will lead to changes (hope not)

    patpicos 01-21-2019 09:18 AM Go to last post

    Ginnie Carding Policy - What cards work?

    So, where is "here" ?

    Though shall not laugh at this.,.
    Give it 5-6 years and it will be reality!

    Nitrogenius 01-21-2019 08:10 AM Go to last post

    JB flow is up!

    Back in the late 90's JB was a kicker. Like Gennie, you have to learn to read the cave or you are not going far. Of course far shouldn't be the goal anyway. Just enjoy what nature has done.

    bletso 01-21-2019 07:38 AM Go to last post

    Ginnie Carding Policy - What cards work?

    Minediverlevels from what I know are: 'Limited minediver', and 'minediver'. It is lower than full cave as some cavedives are needed to upgrade from minediver to full cave.
    Here you can dive the...

    Germie 01-21-2019 04:14 AM Go to last post

    JB flow is up!

    JB sucks for a swim cave. There are much better swim dives in the area. Most are probably blown and the park is closed to access Bozel if the river was down. Honestly I would go to Twin, Hole or...

    bamafan 01-21-2019 12:24 AM Go to last post

    JB flow is up!

    We dove here again today (last time was about 2 weeks ago) the flow is even more than my last dive. Edd says the flow level is at record highs and climbing. It was absolutely brutal (we swam). Made...

    IowaCaveDiver 01-20-2019 10:42 PM Go to last post

    Another dive locker clean out

    Optima and dive rite doubles wing spoken for. 600 for the Sierra

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Jmbarfield 01-20-2019 07:32 PM Go to last post

    Best diving vanity plate you?ve seen

    No dive too deep!

    RGU 01-20-2019 06:48 PM Go to last post

    FS: Faber LP 95's and LP 131's

    I’m interested in those double 95s, is there any chance I can try them out in cave country before I buy? Happy to pay for your fees + fills + lunch regardless.

    oddcanary 01-20-2019 05:28 PM Go to last post

    Fs: UV-18 DPV

    This is a great deal. It could be converted to Lithium, or just replace the original battery.

    FW 01-20-2019 05:28 PM Go to last post

    Registration for the NSS-CDS International Cave Diving Conference

    I just got my ticket.

    FW 01-20-2019 05:13 PM Go to last post

    Fs: UV-18 DPV

    Lightly used UV-18 (less than 20 dives). Never flooded. No leaks.
    Purchased new around 2006.

    Charger doesn't appear to be working.
    Battery condition unknown.

    $750 OBO. Need to sell; moving...

    caveswimmer 01-20-2019 04:46 PM Go to last post