Expeditions are always a massive team effort. From the first ideas and leads to the decision to pursue them, the research and planning phase, the massive amount of different equipment needed for each of the countless tasks, all the way through to the financial resources that need to be deployed.
XDEEP Exploration Support Program originated from the true need to support such efforts.
We, not only as equipment designers and manufacturers but also as divers, want to use our knowledge, experience, and capabilities to help explorers, scientists, and environmentalists to achieve their goals.
While most of the world's surfaces have been examined and mapped thoroughly, the underwater realm still keeps countless secrets.
Parts of the oceans, virgin caves, deep lakes and certain flooded mines are the only unexplored parts of our planet. What may now be an uncharted cave or unidentified wreck, may be a future dive site available for every diver.
After multiple expeditions and numerous push dives, we thought that there would not be much left to be discovered in Madagascar.
However with recent equipment advances, like the Sidewinder, new possibilities for long range exploration opened up and I think that the best is yet to come.Phillip Lehman, Cave Explorer, CCR Cave Trimix Diver
As divers, we are directly witnessing civilization's massive impact on our extremely fragile environments. Now more than ever, it will take the combined support and effort from everyone involved, scientist to diver, manufacturer to explorer, and everyone in between.
In an ever-changing political landscape with growing concerns about the future of our environment, biodiversity, and climate change, working together and supporting each other has become absolutely paramount.
I’ve been working in caves for more than 25 years, first as an explorer, later as a scientist. Much of my work occurs in technically challenging underground environments, such as glaciers and underwater caves in remote locations.
When I first started cave diving, much of the equipment that I used was homebuilt or heavily modified. Today, the ESP ensures that I always have the right tool for the job. And if that tool doesn’t already exist – they’ll make one.
We all stand on the shoulders of giants. Early 1990s exploration projects, like the Woodville Karst Plain Project (WKPP) in northern Florida, inspired thousands of technical divers and revolutionized our approach to gear configuration, streamlining and team procedures.
Our goal is to support projects that will carry on this legacy and inspire future generations of divers and the community as a whole. Together, we can broaden our understanding of the underwater world and unlock new dive sites for all to discover and enjoy.
It's your contribution!
By choosing the brands involved in our program for your personal diving, you directly contribute to the support we can provide to ESP divers around the world. Every little bit counts towards reaching our goals.
Share your vision with us. We want to support adventures, explorations, and projects that deepen the understanding of the underwater world.