Oceans of Opportunity


Buy these books by, about, or with contributions from Michael Lombardi. Purchases benefits Ocean Opportunity Inc. Click here for additional literary works by the author.

‘Closed Circuit | Open Sourced’ is a presentation of the author’s rebreather design philosophy and theory. Despite the recent market boom with this technology, it remains slow to emerge for utility within working or occupational diving environments. Here, the author recounts almost two decades of experience with this technology and presents several considerations that may help guide future standardization of the technology. The book further presents several future opportunities in rebreather utility within the recreational market, rebreathers for mini habitats, and rebreathers configured for working dives. Readers from new rebreather divers to well seasoned experts as well as manufacturers or designers will benefit from the material within this book. Buy it on Amazon Buy it on LuLu (eCopy)

‘Black Beans, Mean Business’ was written when times were tough. All entrepreneurs have a story of survival – mine is about black beans. The book is a fun survival guide for struggling entrepreneurs in all walks of life and shares many of my favorite recipes. Enjoy!

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‘My Providence’ is an introspective and reflective collection of original prose and poetic works that document my various field experiences. This book includes two volumes. A third volume is being collated, however I am still unsure of a release date. Check back here for updates! Buy it today!

This manual was the capstone document from our Diving a Dream program, which ran from 2004-2007. Putting pen to paper on this one helped Matthew Johnston earn SDI Scubility diver certification #001, and become the world’s first ventilator dependent diver. This manual is a resource guide for others following in his footsteps. There is such a very long way to go in affording the magic of the underwater world to everyone.

On an island nation in the Indian Ocean, the explorers venture through a vast underwater world and take part in a friendly robotics competition. But the tides of good fortune change quickly. Suddenly, Team Cousteau jumps into action to rescue a faculty member from the brink of death. Meanwhile, the team follows the Cruz’s mother’s clues to a magnificent tomb and center of spirituality precariously perched on the side of a cliff. There, Cruz is confronted by a familiar foe who’s determined to stop him from completing his most important mission of all… Buy it on Amazon.com

Purchase the 2016 Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Symposium hosted by the University of Rhode Island. Edited by Lisa Lobel and Michael Lombardi. Proceeds from this purchase benefits the AAUS. Buy it now!