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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


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    brice 05-29-2017 07:27 PM Go to last post

    Gene Broom's Urinal behind the chimmney in Little River.

    Two comments: I swam that passage as recently as three weeks ago and many more times over the years and "never" seen a urinal in that area. Must have been moved or removed back in the day.

    Brent 05-29-2017 05:32 PM Go to last post

    gear collection

    more pics

    IowaCaveDiver 05-29-2017 05:11 PM Go to last post

    gear collection

    Thinning out the gear... here are a bunch of items I need to find a home for. Prices do not include shipping, they can be shipped, picked up in Jacksonville, FL or possibly dropped off in cave...

    IowaCaveDiver 05-29-2017 04:59 PM Go to last post

    Cave Diving Articles and Opinions

    Peeing on each other, that's the understatement of the year. Whew.

    kensuf 05-29-2017 03:56 PM Go to last post

    New to sidemount - which rig?

    There are two very different types of sidemount diving. Tight caves ask for a totally different setup compared to big cave / open water. I prefer alu tanks in tight caves because you have the tanks...

    Mart 05-29-2017 03:56 PM Go to last post

    New to sidemount - which rig?

    I have very close to zero experience, but have the same questions as the TO. As I've tried the Xdeep and found it quite reasonable, would you care to elaborate?

    data2 05-29-2017 01:49 PM Go to last post

    Hart Info....

    Black Lagoon was the only entrance at the time Hart was opened to guided diving. Little Hart was sand choked and quite an experience going through; check it out in the first (I believe) Waters...

    Jerry 05-29-2017 01:32 PM Go to last post

    Gene Broom's Urinal behind the chimmney in Little River.

    It would have been behind the drop off above the chimney...as you face the the descent, there is passage way behind it. I was only informed of the shinnaggins by the perps involved with the affair...

    JE 05-29-2017 11:35 AM Go to last post

    Found: Knife in Manatee Springs

    PM w/ description

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

    Daedalus 05-29-2017 11:30 AM Go to last post

    Almost new Hollis TX1 for sale

    DRPPPING PRIVE TO $350.............forgot to add--have the data transfer cable, the battery key, Instruction CD, and alternate mount plate

    nttr20 05-29-2017 11:12 AM Go to last post

    Hart Info....

    That makes sense. I've never seen either but have wanted to dive them.
    Does the line in hart start in ow because of the flow or is it deeper in the cave because of the swimmers there?

    Wasnt hart...

    rddvet 05-29-2017 09:57 AM Go to last post