The Lonesome Underworld of Saturation Divers
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 888 , Segment 5
Episode: Ajit Pai On Net Neutrality, The Aquanaut, and The Yippies
- Aug 29, 2018 9:00 pm
- 22:06 mins
Guest: Shannon Hovey, IMCA Saturation Diver, DMT, Ranger Offshore Inc. Nearly a third of the oil currently being pumped out of the earth comes from wells drilled into the ocean floor. When the machinery hundreds of feet underwater needs repairing or removing, there are actual people, if you can believe it, who go down there and do the work. But they’re so deep underwater that they can’t just pop down for the day and go home at night. They have to live in pressurized chambers for weeks at a time – like astronauts in a space station, all so you can I can have gas to power our cars. These folks are called “aquanauts.” You can visit the GoFundMe for Shannon Hovey's cancer treatment at https://www.gofundme.com/shannonhoveysbandp .