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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


    Anyone recognize this helmet?


    kensuf 04-24-2017 07:55 AM Go to last post

    WTT LP120s for LP85s or LP50s

    They're Fabers born in 2004. The more I look at them the more I want to keep them but I can't really justify 4 sets of LP120s.

    Meet in Tampa, FL or cave country for an in person swap. Not...

    Daedalus 04-24-2017 07:38 AM Go to last post

    New survey tool - MNemo

    Thanks Sebastian.

    FW 04-24-2017 05:29 AM Go to last post

    KISS GEM backmount rig

    Walt Stearn was the guy that sent me the email. The only downfall with the plate was that you were limited to smaller tanks. But they could be mounted with valve up or down. I have seen where someone...

    crpntr133 04-24-2017 01:28 AM Go to last post

    KISS GEM backmount rig

    Wow where was this photo a couple months ago!! That looks sweet! Very similar design. I'm curious to know what this fella thought about rigging them this way.

    Sh0use 04-24-2017 01:10 AM Go to last post

    WTT LP120s for LP85s or LP50s

    What brand are the 120's? And location, other than cave country?

    crpntr133 04-24-2017 12:28 AM Go to last post

    WTT New santi bz400 heated undersuit

    I blame certain things on the dog, but that's a different story.

    kwinter 04-23-2017 10:42 PM Go to last post

    Fatality at Cathedral sink

    Howard Smith rushed to the scene and managed to pull the body. Unfortunately due to lack of a protective barrier he elected to not perform CPR.

    jebernot 04-23-2017 10:29 PM Go to last post

    Have You Tried the New Kiss Sidewinder?

    I'll repeat what I've said earlier. Staying on the loop can literally be the difference between life and death. It buys you essentially unlimited time to fix any problem that you might encounter....

    inverted_bear 04-23-2017 10:06 PM Go to last post

    New survey tool - MNemo

    Here are some tips and tricks related to the different issues/questions that appeared during tests and review :

    -Wheel jamming:

    This of course always a possibility with old/dirty line and the...

    SebKister 04-23-2017 10:05 PM Go to last post

    The MNemo - a review

    Awesome. Thanks for the response. Look forward to trying one sometime.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    CCRMichael 04-23-2017 09:56 PM Go to last post

    The MNemo - a review

    Hi Michael,
    Canister are not a problem. It's the direct sun that is giving false reading to the infra red sensors.
    Here's a device with a 5000 lumen video light pointed directly at the screen at...

    SebKister 04-23-2017 09:51 PM Go to last post