What is the Aquarius Reef Base?
Providing an extended human presence in the undersea coral reef
environment, saturation diving from Aquarius makes possible
important marine research, technological innovation, and
Marine Research — assess long-term change, study the
effectiveness of protected area management, potential restoration
techniques, impact of climate change, ultraviolet radiation, pollution
and water quality, and more.
Technical Innovation — provide a world-class facility to develop
and test cutting edge technologies needed in ocean observing,
forecasting and modeling, training astronauts and development
of technology for lunar exploration.
Educational Opportunities — window into the undersea world
to excite and engage students and the public learning about the
ocean, 114 missions, over 550 scientific publications and
Aquarius Foundation exists to ensure the future of this
important scientific resource, a crucial strategy for sustaining
our oceans for future generations.
For more information, go to aquariusreefbase.org.
I hope for your help to explore and protect
the wild ocean in ways that will restore the
health and, in so doing, secure hope for
humankind. Health to the ocean means
health for us.
— Sylvia Earle, DAN Board Member
How is DAN Involved?
As a part of its mission to support diving research, DAN has agreed
to act as a fiscal sponsor for the Aquarius Foundation as it seeks
to raise funds for the continued operation of the Aquarius Reef Base.
100% of funds donated to DAN through this page shall be earmarked
for use by the Aquarius Foundation.
Divers Alert Network, Inc. (DAN) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization whose mission is to help divers in need of medical
emergency assistance and promote dive safety through research,
education, products and services. DAN's relationship with the Aquarius
Foundation is evidenced by an agreement between DAN and the
Aquarius Foundation, a copy of which is available for review by
donors upon request. You should consult with your tax counsel to
determine what portion of your donation to DAN (for the benefit of
the Aquarius Foundation) is tax deductible on your state and
federal income tax returns.