Utilizing a unique specialty in deep and technical research diving, the Cambrian Foundation collects data for environmental scientists, marine geologists and biologists, archaeologists, and historians, as well as local, state, and federal agencies in many corners of the world including deep offshore environments, shipwrecks, and submerged caves.


Interested in learning more about the underwater world? We offer presentations to classrooms and community groups, field workshops, internships, and expedition participation. Our unparalleled approach to hands-on education provides people of all ages with many different ways to become involved.


The Cambrian Foundation dive program incorporates a variety of tools for the research, recovery, survey, etc. work that we do underwater. These include open circuit, semi-closed rebreathers, and closed circuit rebreather systems.


Upcoming Events:

  • 19-20 October, History of Diving Program, Moody Gardens/Galveston Aquarium, Galveston TX
  • 25 October, Lake Brantley High School, Longwood, FL
  • 30 October, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Seminar, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL

Recent News….

This weekend, 19 & 20 October, the Cambrian Foundation will be doing an interactive educational outreach program about historical diving apparatus for patrons of the Moody Gardens Aquarium in Galveston, Texas.

Join us Oct. 19 & 20 at Moody Gardens/Galveston Aquarium for a look at diving through the ages

Join us Oct. 19 & 20 at Moody Gardens/Galveston Aquarium for a look at diving through the ages

Visitors will be able to see and talk to divers wearing a variety of vintage and modern surface supply and open-circuit diving units including a WWII vintage US NAVY MK V, US NAVY lightweight diving mask (Jack Brown), US NAVY MK 21/ Superlight 17B, EXO BRMS/ EXO26, and an assortment of aqualung single and two stage double hose regulators. Diving demonstrations will take place all day in the penguin exhibit and Caribbean tank; we look forward to seeing you there!If you are interested in volunteering, joining the dive team, or participating in an internship with us, please feel free to contact us for more information!

Next Friday (25 Oct.), we are heading to Lake Brantley High School in Longwood, FL, to present to the marine biology classes there.  Their teacher attended a Science Cafe Program that we did at the Orlando Public Library back in August, and he booked a talk immediately after that!  Looking forward to it!

On October 30, the STEM Program at the University of Central Florida has invited us to come and speak to their undergraduate students.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and we are excited to highlight their seminar at the end of the month!

While we await word of further funding on the cave microbe research, some of our former interns have been VERY busy getting out and exploring the watery parts of our planet worldwide!  Kyle Dilliplaine, a former Legare R. Hole Memorial Scholarship recipient graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BS and honors in Marine Biology. He has shipped out to Fairbanks, Alaska, to pursue a masters in sea ice ecology. Congratulations, Kyle!!!  Well done!

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Or mail to: Cambrian Foundation, 1572 Lawndale Circle, Ste. A, Winter Park, FL 32792

updated October 19, 2013