You should check out the Gadsden Grotto. (A grotto is a small local group of cavers; a local chapter of the NSS) They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the East Gadsden Community Center @ 6:30 PM. They are the closest grotto to Jacksonville. You don't have to be a member to go to the meetings, and it is a good way to link up with other cavers in the area.http://www.caves.org/grotto/gadsdengrotto/meeting.htm
Check out the link above to get more info.
Welcome to the forum, Patrick!