We’ve been in love with underwater exploration for as long as we’ve known how to swim. The fix that came from goggles in the pool naturally evolved into snorkeling in the ocean and eventually scuba diving as we became older, but even with a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, there are limits to what the human body and the equipment can tolerate. Enter the Ocean Space Habitat designed, developed and patented by National Geographic explorer Michael Lombardi and New York University associate professor Winslow Burleson. Boiled down to the absolute basics, the Ocean Space Habitat is a tent that lets you camp underwater, but it’s so much more than that. Built for less leisurely pursuits than just camping underwater, the Ocean Space Habitat is a sort of basecamp that allows explorers the freedom of longer diving experiences while also serving as a recompression shelter and a place to eat and sleep. The Ocean Space Habitat was also designed to be portable enough to travel with it as checked luggage, which means it could open up an entirely new level of immersive diving experience to people around the world.