What do I need?

To cave safely you will need to be equipped properly. DIT will provide most of the essentials but you may have to provide some gear yourself.

DIT Brings:

  • Rope
  • Karabiners
  • Rope Ladders
  • Slings
  • Oversuits
  • Kneepads
  • Helmets
  • Lights
  • Belts
  • SRT Kits
  • Wellies.

You Bring:

  • Several old T-Shirts (Nylon preferably since Cotton dosn't dry out as fast.)
  • Some old tracksuit bottoms (Same as above)
  • Spare Underwear
  • A towel or two
  • Wellies if you have them since we don't have a load of the things
  • Gloves (Garden gloves do a nice job of protecting the hands. Gloves that are too bulky mean less grip on rocks)
  • Wet socks. (These can be bought from watersports shops and keep the feet warm when wet. Thick hiking socks do a good job too)
  • Something to keep your hair back. (If you have long hair you'll need to tie it back to stop it getting in your eyes. Buffs do a good job.)
  • SPARE CLOTHES Some people on our first trip didn't realise that you will have to change out of dirty wet clothes and into clean dry ones after getting out of the cave. As a result they made the journey back the the hostel in nasty wet clothes.

As time goes by you might want to start investing in some equipment of yer own. DIT cover the most of the costs of the trips but you will need to contribute something to the trip too. Generally the cost of a caving trip is about 50/60 euro for the weekend. That includes the accommodation, food, drink and anything else that takes your fancy.