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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


    Need for recompression chambers

    If the NSS-CDfS can generate $400k for local rural city/county land & water conservation projects, why can't y'all set-up a 24/7 stand-by Emergency Recompression Chamber for dive accidents only and...

    Kevrumbo 02-23-2017 10:07 PM Go to last post

    Marianna March 3rd

    Not early enough, but I will see you at the workshop.

    FW 02-23-2017 09:57 PM Go to last post

    Marianna March 3rd

    Anyone going down to the Winter workshop early and wanting to dive?

    SR 02-23-2017 09:49 PM Go to last post

    Wherever we go, there you are.

    Outstanding ! thank you !

    JE 02-23-2017 09:41 PM Go to last post

    Are cannister lights still necessary?

    That's what I saw with the original focus as well. Not quite as good as an HID. Although a lot of people are using them in pretty tough conditions without issue

    the 2.0 however, is better. I'm...

    LiteHedded 02-23-2017 08:53 PM Go to last post

    Scooter gas management

    Edd's right that there is no rule. Think about the specific dive you want to do and add gas/scooters till you feel comfy.

    Swimming out isn't always going to be an option

    LiteHedded 02-23-2017 08:50 PM Go to last post

    Cavern Class 2/8-2/9

    I also took Cavern with Johnny last November and am going back to finish Intro in April. He is truly excellent. And you either did it right or he doesn't sign off...just how it should be done.

    rwlourie 02-23-2017 07:25 PM Go to last post

    FS: Dive Rite RG3000 (ICE) regs


    IowaCaveDiver 02-23-2017 07:22 PM Go to last post

    Scooter gas management

    Agreed. Prior to the class I felt having a big safety margin of all that backgas was ultra conservative. As I started to realize the distance one could get back in the cave on a scooter I saw some...

    rddvet 02-23-2017 07:07 PM Go to last post

    Scooter gas management

    Deleted my post.

    rddvet 02-23-2017 06:58 PM Go to last post

    WTS: Dual Bladder Nomad

    I took a transpac harness, a dual bladder rec wing, and the nomad butt plate and made my own. Only used in Mexico for two trips and twice in cave country. There's 1# weight on each shoulder but they...

    Diverlee 02-23-2017 05:23 PM Go to last post

    Scooter gas management

    Using only stages works great until you need to swim after scootering. What happens when you are scootering to a nomount restriction and want to pass it? It's a real b*tch to bring the stage through...

    inverted_bear 02-23-2017 05:21 PM Go to last post