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So you think you are a deep sea diver?!
LatitudeAdjustment - 4/10/2012 5:34 AM
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Let’s put things in perspective :)

http://xkcd.com/1040/large/
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dalehall - 4/10/2012 6:05 AM
That’s very cool!!!
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SaintsReturn - 4/10/2012 6:31 PM
I like that! Thank you for the entertainment.
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Greg - 4/11/2012 12:00 PM
I like the note about shooting a hole in the scuba tank at over 2000m underwater...instead of air rushing out, water would rush in :) Great illustration. Thanks for sharing.
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Scuba-Smurf - 6/16/2012 10:07 PM
Sonwe souls change the deep speciality to ’just scratching the surface’ speciality :oD
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Scuba-Smurf - 6/16/2012 10:08 PM
That was supposed to say... So we should... Not sonwe souls! Lol
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Julien - 12/25/2012 3:52 AM
Thx for the post ,really nice
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SantaFeSandy - 5/31/2014 12:44 PM
Nice image. So my brother was a "real" deep sea diver who blasted off the oil rigs of Louisiana. How deep did they dive?
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LariatAdvance - 9/22/2016 2:17 AM
From SantaFeSandy: Nice image. So my brother was a "real" deep sea diver who blasted off the oil rigs of Louisiana. How deep did they dive?

Some of them go 300 feet. The usual career span of a deep oil rig diver is about 7 years. Then you have to do something else for a living. At that depth nitrogen saturation affects the bones and especially the joints, and they develop a disease kind of like osteoporosis that makes their bones soft and brittle. That’s why they make big money. The job doesn’t last many years before you have to stop doing it.
Of course they use different equipment than what a recreational diver uses.

I had a guy that worked for me part time in Houston. His name was Ellis Rideaux, a great big ol Cajun dude. He worked underwater maintaining the oil rigs. I believe he said he used Trimix. He’d work one month on and one month off shifts. The oil company would fly him from the rig back to his home in Houston in a company helicopter at the end of the month, then come and get him and take him back. He made good money.