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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


    Birth of a Cave Diving Legend - A Tribute to Sheck Exley

    Nice video!

    The history of advancements in safety, tactics, techniques and procedures are some of the most compelling reads.

    lungwater 03-20-2018 12:24 PM Go to last post

    WTB Dry Suit


    Let him know that Keith referred you.

    SuperSeaMonkey 03-20-2018 11:59 AM Go to last post

    Submerge Viper 20 for sale

    Thanks for your interest.
    Yes. I can ship the scooter to you in S.A. and I accept PayPal
    I?m not sure how much the shipping will cost? Would you still want the wooden cradle? It weights about...

    diverPat87 03-20-2018 11:56 AM Go to last post

    Submerge Viper 20 for sale

    Yes and Yes

    diverPat87 03-20-2018 11:53 AM Go to last post

    FATHOM CCR Review

    Person I dove with said there was no major issue with wob other than typical with any rebreather (ie heads up isnt as good as in trim)

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    rddvet 03-20-2018 11:49 AM Go to last post

    Wanting to go cave diving this weekend

    Want to do some dives either Saturday or Sunday ginnie, peacock or little river ! Diving backmount LP95s

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    kylejones982 03-20-2018 11:12 AM Go to last post

    FATHOM CCR Review

    Sounds like a great unit, anyone any idea what the WOB is like if your not in 'perfect trim'? i.e. if it was being used in wreck diving?



    cathal 03-20-2018 11:09 AM Go to last post

    Birth of a Cave Diving Legend - A Tribute to Sheck Exley

    Very nice tribute! Thanks.

    Sheck started cave diving only a couple of years ahead of me, but neither of us started wiith BCs or SPGs. I had a similar scare which I wrote up in the IRAP (Incident...

    FW 03-20-2018 10:35 AM Go to last post

    WTB Dry Suit

    PM sent

    jtgator 03-20-2018 10:03 AM Go to last post

    Birth of a Cave Diving Legend - A Tribute to Sheck Exley


    This film is a tribute to legendary cave explorer Sheck Exley prepared for the 50th anniversary of his story "Lost in the Slough", one of Sheck's most miraculous...

    DMoore 03-20-2018 10:01 AM Go to last post

    WTB Dry Suit

    And if your CF-200 is like mine, those things are bulletproof.

    MORGAN 03-20-2018 09:28 AM Go to last post

    WTB Dry Suit

    Jason, I have a CF-200 that would fit him. Not me, anymore. Needs wrist and neck seals but otherwise great shape.

    fno 03-20-2018 09:27 AM Go to last post