Cave Diving, Cave Exploration and Cave Mapping in Yucatan, Mexico
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Rubicon Foundation Fall Fund Raiser.

The Rubicon Foundation is running its fall fund raiser and I want you to support them.   From Gene’s post on Rebreather World:

The Rubicon Research Repository has grown significantly in the last few years. We have over 9,000 unique visitors from around the world each month reviewing our vast collection of FREE environmental physiology literature. We would like to request that you please consider a donation to support continued growth of this resource. We can’t do this without you!

For the fall fund raiser, we are offering embroidered hats for $US25.00 in the US and $US31.00 in the UK.

The hats are khaki and dark grey with the RRR logo on the front and url across the back. Please see our “donations” page for payment options (PayPal or GuideStar). Please select your color preference with your payment or PM me if you prefer.

The first order will be going in tomorrow afternoon. If you are planning to give one to your dive buddies for the holidays, please get your order in before the end of the month.

As always, please consider the addition of a link to Rubicon on your own web site.

Thank you for your continued support of our work!

The Rubicon Foundation provides an excellent resource for divers interested in research and scientific publications.  I know I have used their archive on more then one occasion.

And just so you don’t think I am only foisting the responsibility on you, I will be making my $25.00 donation when I am done posting this.

If you donate to The Rubicon Foundation, drop me a comment with why you elected too.  Or better yet, leave a comment telling me how you found it a useful resource and what you learned!

Here is more about The Rubicon foundation from their website:

The Rubicon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization undertaking projects that:

  • Contribute to the interdependent dynamic between research, exploration, science and education;
  • Improve the available resources for students, professionals and the general public; and
  • Preserve the valuable natural resources that are vital to future endeavors.

Collaboration enhances outcomes by combining independent efforts to form a single force working toward the realization of common goals. The Rubicon Foundation is building a solid network of collaborators — public and private businesses, non-profit organizations, government entities and philanthropists.


1 Chris Sullivan { 12.03.08 at 9:10 am }

Hi – I’ve been reading your blog since September (and starting my own) and have found it really fascinating. I hope to visit Cenotes in February (just as a tourist diver though – I have some wreck but no cave experience). I just wanted to second your thoughts about the Rubicon Foundation. There’s a lot of great stuff in there and they’re doing really good work. I’m an amateur student of decompression theory and thanks to Rubicon and other resources on the web I’m now the expert at my LDS. I also found out about the DAN Technical Diving Conference through them and got hold of the DVD which DAN made available for free.


2 Hans { 12.03.08 at 9:37 am }

Chris, Thank you for reading! I took a quick look at your blog, keep up the good work. I have to say it looks cold and I am glad to not have to deal with those challenges right now. Brr……. Keep on reading and commenting.