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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


    Lower Orange Grove

    FWIW, the tunnel is deep enough to need trimix, but for what little you see, it is hardly worth the cost or effort.

    FW 11-20-2018 10:46 AM Go to last post

    Lower Orange Grove

    Your cookie is waiting for you at Dive Outpost.

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    Draker 11-20-2018 10:41 AM Go to last post

    For Sale: SUEX XK 1

    Please don't take this as price flaming and mods can remove if they feel it is.

    I would do a quick search and look for others being sold currently (aka jblack's). His price is pretty much right...

    rddvet 11-20-2018 09:59 AM Go to last post

    For Sale: SUEX XK 1

    I am selling a pre-2016 XK1 in good condition. It has undergone a complete service including shaft seals and has new 1340wh Panasonic packs.


    I bought it as a tow scooter then hurt my...

    Grimm 11-20-2018 09:36 AM Go to last post

    Lower Orange Grove

    It?s a bottle off restriction.

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    tflaris 11-20-2018 09:18 AM Go to last post

    Lower Orange Grove

    Your communication skills are fine. I was just overloaded with information. [emoji3]

    I have only done the circuit once and was focused on the line. I did not really look around much. I did see a T...

    Diverlee 11-20-2018 09:16 AM Go to last post

    Lower Orange Grove

    Both go sidemount.

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    patpicos 11-20-2018 08:50 AM Go to last post

    Lower Orange Grove

    It quickly tightens to a sidemount tunnel. You can jump to it, but won't go more than 5 meters in it with anything backmounted.

    tj 11-20-2018 08:00 AM Go to last post

    Instructor Trainer

    Hi Brian - [ Belated] thanks for your reply. I'll get an email to you now. Many thanks

    PeteH 11-20-2018 01:53 AM Go to last post

    Happy birthday sludge

    (... and I'm sixty now.)

    Sludge 11-19-2018 11:16 PM Go to last post

    Happy birthday sludge

    Thanks, everyone! Lynn and I went to Biloxi yesterday, and for just about the first time ever, we both came home with more money than when we arrived!

    I'm hoping this next year will see me at the...

    Sludge 11-19-2018 11:15 PM Go to last post

    Looking for Craig Hartman

    I am very sorry to hear that. Craig was a really nice guy and a good dive buddy.

    allen 11-19-2018 09:50 PM Go to last post