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Portable Inflatable Habitats | some context from 2024

In June–July 1964, Ed Link – businessman, inventor, philanthropist – conducted his second Man-in-the-Sea experiment in the Berry Islands (a chain in the Bahamas) with Robert Sténuit and Jon Lindbergh, one of the sons of Charles Lindbergh. Sténuit and Lindbergh stayed in Link’s SPID habitat (Submersible, Portable, Inflatable Dwelling) for 49 hours underwater at a depth

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Gold Digging and Clam Diggers

My lack of blogging in recent months has been due to anything but lack of interest or creativity. To the contrary, there is so very much to share with the world from the journey through this past stretch… Despite the tremendously volatile industry I’ve managed to practice within – that

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exploration versus adventure

In the wake of the recent 2023 Titan submersible tragedy, I am re-sharing (with minor revisions) this post originally penned in 2011. Loss of life is a tragedy under all circumstances – understanding context is critical to ensure humanity can continue to evolve… When the weather breaks, those not diving

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Ocean Opportunity Inc. (OO) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization established in 2003 by Explorer Michael Lombardi.

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