Atlas Obscura / Saturation Diving
“The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver” 

This was a fascinating illustration series for Atlas Obscura. Saturation Diving is one of the world’s most hazardous and demanding jobs and known for its intense pressure (literally). Thanks to AD: Anika Burgess

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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.
The divers spend their waking hours either under hundreds of feet of water on the ocean floor or squeezed into an area the size of a booth at Applebee’s.
The bell, shaped like an egg and about the size of a shower stall, is even the mildest claustrophobe’s worst nightmare.
Remotely operated vehicles don’t have the touch, maneuverability, or judgment for the job.
In addition to the physical demands, the work requires incredible focus and is done in zero or near-zero visibility.
Matt Chinworth 


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“The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver”  This was a fascinating illustration series for Atlas Obscura. Saturation Diving is Read More
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