Our Mission

Discovery Deep is a 501c3 non-profit foundation headquartered in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. We provide data and sample collection support to scientific and academic organizations and select commercial interests. All of this is focused on furthering humankind’s understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the world’s oceans, seas and waterways.

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Olympus Dive Center

Team Member Spotlight

We'd like to highlight Matt Lerpiniere, our team member and dive safety officer in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Matt's been involved with Discovery Deep since our first project, Mapping the Radeau over a year ago. At the time of that project, he started the long hard work of cultivating contacts along the Canadian and American sides of the St. Lawrence River where he moonlights on weekends as a dive master, crew member, dive guide and soon-to-be certified Transport Canada boat captain.
We're recognizing him this month as a way to thank him for all the time and energy he's put in developing our outreach to the Brockville Aquatarium, for identifying opportunities to add to our experiences in sinking artificial reefs (more news to come on that), and managing side scan sonar exploration on the river which will likely result in further historic work on the American side. All the while, he somehow manages to maintain his career in the Canadian Federal Government, work weekends for Thousand Island Pleasure Diving, maintain his technical and cave diving experience and training.

It is through discovery that we find purpose, meaning, and ultimately satisfaction...