Preserve the Future
Support the world's only operational
undersea research station

The Aquarius Foundation
supports the continued operation
of the Aquarius Reef Base.

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 educational opportunities.

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 educational programs.

Aquarius Foundation exists to ensure the future of this important scientific resource, a crucial strategy for sustaining our oceans for future generations.

Aquarius Reef Base

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Quotation 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. Quotation
— Sylvia Earle, DAN Board Member

Aquarius Reef Base

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.