Tower Divers: The Documentary That Almost Was

Tower Divers: The Documentary That Almost Was

n the summer 2013 I had come up with a rather ambitious plan. Create a documentary about one of the most strangest and mysterious professions that ever existed, the commercial diver. I knew little about making a documentary so I soon began doing my research. I poured over everything there was about making this happen.

A Thousand Dollars a Day as a Commercial Diver?

A Thousand Dollars a Day as a Commercial Diver?

When the economy took a dump in 2008 many people were desperate to find jobs or change career paths. That being said, another resession is on its way. Some of those people were enticed by the ‘big pay’ of commerical diving. That search for the perfect job consisting of big pay with a challenging environment often led them to explore the option of becoming a commercial deep sea diver. This in and of itself is very understandable in that the diving industry can possibly provide these things and more.

6 Reasons Not To Be A Commercial Diver

6 Reasons Not To Be A Commercial Diver

While on a dive job at a nuclear plant in the Chicago-land area years ago the lead diver told me that this profession is anything but glamorous. He went on to say that the dive schools will lure you in with stories of travel, hordes of money and the benefits of not working a 9 to 5 job. There were also the divers who romanticized the industry with tales of all the aforementioned attributes while conveniently leaving out the mostly…

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Diver Finances: Money Survival

Diver Finances: Money Survival

Being a commercial diver is hard enough on the ole’ pocket book as it is, so one must ask; Are you ready for the next recession? As a matter of fact, top economists that were surveyed are expecting one at the end of 2019 or in the first quarter of 2020. Make no mistake, the next recession is coming. The degree of which however is uncertain but whether it is mild or severe everyone should be prepared in order to…

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Implications of a Diver’s union

Implications of a Diver’s union

The dive industry is cutthroat at best. There is no other way to describe it other than competitive and that would be an understatement. It seems much of the blame can be given to the dive companies and perhaps the dive schools that continue to pump out hundreds, maybe thousands, of newly certified divers per year. Unfortunately there is no easy solution for keeping the employment rate high and wages competitive for the working diver without creating a whole new…

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