Oceans of Opportunity

Author: oceanopportunity

Past to Present | Mycobacterium Marinum

Lombardi suffers a deep gash on his right hand while working in a dirty marina. Several months later, a deep tissue infection reveals itself. A lengthy surgery and several months of strong antibiotics are required to fend off the Mycobacterium marinum infection. This results in further questions about career direction and how to improve health…

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Past to Present | Working Dives

In summer 1996, Lombardi literally thumbed through the phonebook and called numerous dive companies looking for summer employment to gain more experience. Coastal Diving Services, recently acquired by Lyle Smith, hired him to do a variety of light tasks such as hullcleanings and mooring work. Lombardi completed in excess of 100 dives that summer, mostly…

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