Founded in 1941, The National Speleological Society (NSS) joins together thousands of individuals dedicated to the safe study, exploration, and conservation of caves. As a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the NSS promotes a variety of scientific, educational, and conservation projects – including grants and scholarships to professional and student biologists, geologists, hydrologists, and archaeologists for cave-related research; purchase of cave properties for the public trust; conservation studies, clean-ups, and restorations; a nationwide rescue-and-recovery network; and a multitude of publications concerning all aspects of cave science, exploration, survey, cartography, photography, and physical techniques.
The NSS Cave Diving Section is the largest cave diving organization in the United States with members in almost every state. While Section members are very active in diving springs in Florida, they also dive mines and sumps in the northern states, conduct high altitude sump diving in the West, perform motorized and stage diving in the South, dive sea caves in the Northeast, survey Bahama Blue Holes, and conduct studies of various caves and springs in Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Visit the NSS-CDS Website for more information