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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


    Football team trapped in Thai cave complex

    Apparently that won't play in the US.

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    FW 07-17-2018 06:29 AM Go to last post

    Football team trapped in Thai cave complex


    FW 07-17-2018 06:27 AM Go to last post

    Football team trapped in Thai cave complex

    Already have a doco on the rescue here in Aus. Free to watch online.
    Out Of The Dark: The rescue mission to save Thailand's lost boys. The extraordinary international effort to find and rescue 12...

    ynot 07-17-2018 05:35 AM Go to last post
    Arctic Mike

    At home dive shop stuff

    We haven’t closed on the property yet so I only rough measurements. It doesn’t look like I will be able to put any shelving in wider than about 20”

    Arctic Mike 07-17-2018 05:15 AM Go to last post

    Burst disc's

    I would NEVER just start stuff..... what are you talking about??

    Seriously.... no, just got a set of used valves and was curious what everyone does because they are going on my LP85's and the...

    twaldo 07-17-2018 01:14 AM Go to last post
    Squirrel Girl

    Football team trapped in Thai cave complex

    Not trying to keep this thread in the gutter, but the reason Musk called him a pedo was because he lives in Thailand. And of course all men who live in Thailand do it because they have access to...

    Squirrel Girl 07-16-2018 11:31 PM Go to last post

    At home dive shop stuff

    how big is the shelf? You may need a baby like walter kidde or rix sa3 IF you can find one. even my SA6 is not really "shelf" sized due to the weight

    tbone1004 07-16-2018 10:01 PM Go to last post

    dry suits al 80's lp 77 doubles

    Can I get pics of the stage rigging?

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    Draker 07-16-2018 09:35 PM Go to last post
    DA Aquamaster

    BOV or no BOV

    I was told by several people that new rb divers should start with a back mount unit. Given that we'd been doing side mount cave diving for about 7 years at that point, going back to backmount...

    DA Aquamaster 07-16-2018 09:05 PM Go to last post

    Burst disc's

    steels: plug them... one less thing to worry about. AL's... follow the rules, one less thing to worry about.

    IowaCaveDiver 07-16-2018 08:05 PM Go to last post

    At home dive shop stuff

    Sounds like you want a rix

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    rddvet 07-16-2018 07:44 PM Go to last post

    dry suits al 80's lp 77 doubles

    To much stuff laying around need to move it.


    AL80 hydro 2/17 filled with 50% with Mod stickers $100

    Al80 hydro 3/16 Empty $100

    I can add stage rigging for $15 each

    kenc 07-16-2018 07:05 PM Go to last post