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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


    Matt the Dreamer : FYI

    I spoke with Mathew from MPLS last week and he said to say hi to ya'll. He is doing well, & is headed to Miami soon for some more diving.

    JE 05-28-2017 09:00 PM Go to last post

    New to sidemount - which rig?

    Better to be safe then sorry, remember what has happened to companies purchased by huish. I would think either Hollis or Oceanic will no longer exist as that would give them 4 reg manufactures. I...

    chuuk 05-28-2017 08:58 PM Go to last post

    Hart Info....

    If you can seemingly easily reach black lagoon from hart, why is bl a guided dive and hart isn't?

    rddvet 05-28-2017 08:34 PM Go to last post

    New to sidemount - which rig?

    It was acquired by Huish, I don't think there is going to be any issues on warranty. Well established scuba manufacturer, not buying up a competitor per se, so I can't imagine there will be much of...

    tbone1004 05-28-2017 08:15 PM Go to last post

    New to sidemount - which rig?

    I use my XDeep Stealth Classic 2.0 and a dry suit with LP95s attached to the door-handles on the butt plate to make deep TRIMIX dives in, say, Diepolder. I also use this rig to dive AL80's attached...

    loquat149 05-28-2017 07:28 PM Go to last post

    New to sidemount - which rig?

    Remember Hollis is no longer owned by Hollis. hold off purchasing their equipment until the new owner has full control so they have the warranty and you are not stuck in no mans land over warranty

    chuuk 05-28-2017 07:01 PM Go to last post

    New to sidemount - which rig?

    Ask 10 sidemounters, and you will get at least 11 different opinions. Consider how you are going to learn to use the harness, then ask your instructor, or mentor for their opinion.

    FW 05-28-2017 06:35 PM Go to last post

    Hart Info....

    No.. it doesn't exist, regarding diving.
    Call the Park.... but they probably are pretty clueless about the cave. procedures, etc.
    There is a good map on the wall in the store.

    phreaticus53 05-28-2017 05:47 PM Go to last post

    Hart Info....

    Do you have that website info?

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

    cavekrazi 05-28-2017 05:10 PM Go to last post

    Cavern buddy June 17-June 29

    Looking for a buddy to shake some rust off in late June. I can travel anywhere in FL. I was Apprentice certified a few years ago but I haven't done any cave diving in a long time. Caverns only.

    eric77 05-28-2017 03:57 PM Go to last post

    Hart Info....

    Besides....how would they enforce it?

    phreaticus53 05-28-2017 03:23 PM Go to last post

    Hart Info....

    I may be remembering incorrectly, but I believe the old website section dedicated to diving procedures at Hart said no jumps allowed.
    Could be just the cowebs of time and the usual CRS, however!

    phreaticus53 05-28-2017 03:23 PM Go to last post