The Rubicon Foundation

The Rubicon Foundation ( is a not-for-profit organization that supports scientific research, and provides diving centralized online archive for dive medicine and hyperbarics. The Foundation’s archive, in particular, has become a resource that we all rely for accessing papers and information related to diving science and medicine.


The Rubicon Foundation does not charge for accessing and downloading from it archive. All abstracts and the majority of full documents are available as free PDF downloads; the Foundation provides links from abstracts for documents that have a parent-publication fee.


To continute to provide this critical service, the Rubicon Foundation relies on sponsor support (PADI is a sponsor) and donations. Click on to lend a hand. You can also contribute at

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