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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


    Little Devils - Update

    People need to stop posting about this sh*t on public forums.

    Yes it's blown out, but 99.99% of cave divers have no business whatsoever going into little devil's in its current form. If you need...

    inverted_bear 10-17-2017 10:30 AM Go to last post

    Little Devils - Update

    wish we could trap a couple manatees up in the Mill Pond, that would be a blessing up there

    looks like someone smaller than I am will be in for a fun dive down that rabbit hole at some point though

    tbone1004 10-17-2017 10:05 AM Go to last post

    Little Devils - Update

    Thanks for posting the update.

    There have been some pretty bad hydrilla infestations at Ginnie in more recent years, they seem to resolve when the manatees visit. The spring run was almost choked...

    EGIB 10-17-2017 09:36 AM Go to last post
    Six Feet Under

    Downstream Cow - Oct 14th 2017

    Surface shots:





    Six Feet Under 10-17-2017 09:25 AM Go to last post

    Cave Atlas

    Its also blocked for me:

    Your requested URL has been blocked by the website reputation database module of Micron proxy. This means the site has a bad reputation that represents a risk to Micron....

    ntheath 10-17-2017 09:24 AM Go to last post

    Little Devils - Update


    Thanks for checking that out. Looks like next trip may require an 80 with a Y valve (and a small shovel)


    oms121 10-17-2017 09:02 AM Go to last post

    WTB lp 45's - pst preferred

    Willing to buy lp 45's would prefer Pst's

    Let me know if you have a set


    inverted_bear 10-17-2017 07:52 AM Go to last post

    Downstream Cow - Oct 14th 2017

    Not to mention doing part of your deco.

    FW 10-17-2017 07:37 AM Go to last post

    Little Devils - Update

    A month or so ago, before all the storms, there was some posts regarding diving in Little Devils and at that time, I mentioned that I would check it out ( after the storms ) and after my class today,...

    Brent 10-17-2017 07:05 AM Go to last post

    Downstream Cow - Oct 14th 2017

    it's a nice little trip to burn up a little gas after coming out of upstream.

    Jay 10-17-2017 06:53 AM Go to last post

    Question re: Shearwater Petrel batteies

    Thanks for the link re: battery contacts.
    Mine has the old style bronze contacts...I have informed Shearwater (they got back to me late yesterday) about this, asked if replacing at least the...

    phreaticus53 10-17-2017 06:27 AM Go to last post

    Lube Job question - suex and "vaseline oil"

    I have been using the Vicky stuff that had been supplied with the Suex..
    From the amount used in my first year of possession it looks like that tube will outlast the life of the scooter..

    Nitrogenius 10-17-2017 05:53 AM Go to last post