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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

    Raptor^

    Silt stakes

    Thanks guys :)

    Raptor^ 01-22-2018 11:51 AM Go to last post
    ARY

    Silt stakes

    I prefer simple lanyard loop or S-link through the hole in PVC pipe. S-link is a quick-link paracord equivalent of carabiner so it allows to fix it on or off, sliding through or fixed point. The...

    ARY 01-22-2018 11:12 AM Go to last post
    LiteHedded

    Silt stakes

    notch at the top. halfway or less. doesnt really matter

    LiteHedded 01-22-2018 11:11 AM Go to last post
    Raptor^

    Silt stakes

    How deep do you make the notch? Halfway through or less? Only downside I can see with a notch is more wear on the line, and more work of course, but you avoid the line slipping off the stake.

    Raptor^ 01-22-2018 10:53 AM Go to last post
    RB Havens

    NFSA Madison Blue step project volunteer request

    If anyone has any questions or is interested in volunteering for the Madison Blue Spring stairs replacement can contact me here, the NFSA website or Facebook. We will be sending out regular emails...

    RB Havens 01-22-2018 10:53 AM Go to last post
    RB Havens

    NFSA Madison Blue step project volunteer request

    You should be able to walk from the parking lot, down the main stairs to the walkway. You will not be able to turn left and get to the deck and stairs, but turn right and walk around the spring on...

    RB Havens 01-22-2018 10:49 AM Go to last post
    Daedalus

    Ginnie Cave DPV

    Yes, I believe they do. That's also why I said "depending on where they go in the cave." There's no such thing as an underground & underwater "navigable waterway."

    Sent from my SM-N920V using...

    Daedalus 01-22-2018 10:30 AM Go to last post
    Adler

    Ginnie Cave DPV

    Please explain... are you saying that GSO owns the actual cave under their property? Even the map they sell in the shop show very little of the Devils system is south of the river bank.

    Adler 01-22-2018 10:23 AM Go to last post
    CptTightPants21

    NFSA Madison Blue step project volunteer request

    I'm not as familiar with Madison. Is it still possible to exit the main entrance and get to the parking lot wearing doubles without the stairs? What is the route?

    CptTightPants21 01-22-2018 10:19 AM Go to last post
    bamafan

    Ginnie Cave DPV

    One thing I was told is that the Sportmans Law exemption doesn't apply if they charge any fees to access the site. As assinin as the rules are they own the sandbox so if you want to play in it you...

    bamafan 01-22-2018 09:58 AM Go to last post
    OFG-1

    Turn key cave diving equipment

    Don't worry. John will be the last person to let you down.

    OFG-1 01-22-2018 09:48 AM Go to last post
    Daedalus

    Ginnie Cave DPV

    And then depending where they go in the cave they go back onto it.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

    Daedalus 01-22-2018 09:47 AM Go to last post