The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver - Atlas Obscura


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For 52 straight days this winter, Shannon Hovey woke up in the company of five other men in a metal tube, 20 feet long and seven feet in diameter, tucked deep inside a ship in the Gulf of Mexico. He retrieved his breakfast from a hatch (usually eggs), read a briefing for the day, and listened for a disembodied voice to tell him when it was time to put on a rubber suit and get to work. Life in the tube was built around going through these same steps day after day after day … while trying not to think about the fact that any unintended breach in his temporary metal home would mean a fast, agonizing death.
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10 weeks ago by kmt
One of the world’s most hazardous jobs is known for its intense pressure.
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10 weeks ago by inspiral
One of the world’s most hazardous jobs is known for its intense pressure.
10 weeks ago by petulantskeptic
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12 weeks ago by habi
"The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver" (by Jen Banbury,…
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may 2018 by alpinegizmo
$1400/day isn’t nearly enough.
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may 2018 by jgordon
Living and working at 20 atmospheres of pressure
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may 2018 by nelson
One of the world’s most hazardous jobs is known for its intense pressure.
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may 2018 by ramitsethi
This is a cool read -> "The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver"
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may 2018 by rhyndes
Saturation divers do construction and demolition work at depths up to 1,000 feet or more, and must spend weeks living in a pressurized environment. All…
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may 2018 by loganrhyne