Symposium Sponsors

Our generous vendor sponsors partner with the AAUS Foundation to support AAUS scholarship and internship opportunities for up and coming diving scientists!

Gold Level Sponsors
 Fourth Element
Fourth Element is dedicated to making the best gear for your underwater adventures, from award winning drysuits and wetsuits to swimwear and rashguards made from recycled ghost fishing nets. We develop our products to perform in the world’s most extreme environments and we are working to minimise their impact on our planet and its oceans.
 Huish Outdoors

Fueling The Human Spirit For Adventure-

It’s The Reason We Connect People And Their Passion, With The Best Brands In Dive

 Dave Pence    Long time AAUS DSO and Member Dave Pence is graciously providing a dive vacation for auction. 
Divers Alert Network

The world’s most recognized and respected dive safety organization, Divers Alert Network (DAN) has remained committed to the health and well-being of divers for 40 years. The organization’s research, medical services and global-response programs create an extensive network that supports divers with vital services such as injury prevention, safety and educational programs and lifesaving evacuations.

Ocean Reef   Our over and underwater brand. OCEAN REEF invents, designs and produces equipment to be fully at ease in discovering the underwater wonders.
Ocean Technology Systems  

Since 1984, Ocean Technology Systems has been the industry leader in Underwater Communications.  The OTS product line covers everything state-of-the-art wireless underwater and hardwire communications as well as full face masks.


We're in business to build a more sustainable world by bringing environmental science into your life in creative ways.


At SubGravity, diving is more than just sport or recreation. To us, it’s a way of life.  Diving allows us to experience life… underwater.  As divers, we see and experience things few can ever imagine.


Oceanears is your number one source for top quality underwater speakers, loudspeakers and diver recall systems in the world. Our devices are used for a large range of aquatic needs. We provide everything from synchronized swimming sound systems to U.S. Navy Approved Diver Signaling Devices and Diver Recall Systems.

Silver Level

PSI-PCI offers courses for Visual Cylinder Inspection and related specialties which support the visual inspection process. 


Shearwater Research designs and manufactures computers for all types of divers demanding more from themselves and their diving experience. Whether you're an air, nitrox, multi gas trimix or closed circuit rebreather diver, Shearwater offers products which are powerful, simple and reliable.

Monterey Bay Aquarium  

From sea otters to seaweeds, our unique oceanfront location and timeless galleries bring the wonders of the ocean to life for our visitors. But beyond our exhibits, we are transforming what it means to be an aquarium. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean


The World Leader in Drysuits thanks to the tens of thousands of divers who became avid DUI divers – from commercial and military to technical and police/fire/public safety to weekend warriors. You are all why we do what we do. 50 years later…we’re just getting warmed up!

Bronze Level
Aquatic Sales                                   

Aquatic Sales is based out of Ingles, FL. Our territory spans from Delaware to Mississippi on down to the Florida Keys (13 states total). We have been representing companies in the dive/surf/paddle industries for over 25 years.

 Dive Rite  

More than thirty years after the first primary dive reel was sold, Dive Rite’s pioneering spirit continues with the innovation and quality that goes into each and every product. Dive Rite has a proud history of supporting dive exploration, conservation and education, putting Dive Rite in the unique position as a leader in the worldwide technical diving marketplace.

 Light and Motion  

Unleash your creativity and do more with L&M, innovators in portable lighting since 1989.


Backscatter is the world's largest underwater camera and underwater photography equipment supplier.

 TUSA  TUSA is one of the world's first scuba equipment manufacturers, founded by Kazuo Tabata in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. From the first handmade mask and goggles built in Mr. Tabata's garage, Tabata products have always been constructed from the finest materials with an unparalleled commitment to quality and innovation.

 Big Blue Dive Lights  


Become a Sponsor

Would you like to sponsor the AAUS annual conference? All sponsorship benefits the AAUS Foundation (501c3), the charity arm of AAUS that provides scholarships and internships to up and coming underwater scientists. 

The main fundraising event for the AAUS Foundation, The Bubble Breaker, is held at the AAUS annual meeting. The event typically employs a mix of fundraising strategies, including silent auctions, live auctions and raffles to raise money. Sponsors are able to support this event by donation of funds and/or in-kind products appropriate to be auctioned/raffled. In return, vendors may be eligible for product display tables, promotional materials in registrant packets, event entrance, and recognition on the event and Foundation website. 

Details available in the Vendor Sponsor Packet  .
For additional information please contact:
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