Karst Underwater Research
|Registered Non-profit 501(c)(3)organization|
|Headquarters||Dade City, Florida, USA|
|Brett Hemphill, Director & President
Andrew Pitkin, Director
Jeff Petersen, Director
|Slogan||"Reconnaissance, Exploration, Survey, Sampling"|
Karst Underwater Research (KUR) Mission Statement - Karst Underwater Research is a 501(c)(3) which is dedicated to the preservation and protection of Karst aquifers and the quality of their water by conducting relevant scientific research and documentation of Karst aquifer surface features and corresponding underwater caverns and conduits. KUR has been most noted in their exploration of Weeki Wachee Springs Twin Dees Phantom Springs Eagles Nest Cave Florida Coastal Springs Research
Weeki Wachee - Twin Dees Exploration Project
From May 22 until August 30, 2007, the discharge level at Weeki Wachee spring dropped to a level that allowed for cave divers to gain effective entry into the cave system at the spring. The KUR team successfully executed exploration dives and the necessary in-water decompression to explore approximately 6,700 feet in multiple passages at an average depth of 265 Feet Fresh Water (ffw) with a maximum depth of 407 ffw.
- "Weeki Wachee Spring". karstunderwaterresearch.org. Karst Underwater Research. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- Neill, Logan; Anderson, Joel (2009-04-20). "Cave divers explore deepest parts of Weeki Wachee Springs". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- Karst Underwater Research, official site