Norway's underwater 'guinea pigs' ( BBC )

Gavin Gait
27th March 2008, 14:03

28th March 2008, 08:59
I thought it was a bit unfair to refer to them as 'greedy' I knew some of those divers who lost their lives, in fact I was on a dive support vessel when a diver was killed, not a very pleasant experience. A lot of them where ex RN clearance divers who saw the chance to make a good living offshore doing the job they where trained for, can you blame them for that? In those days saturation diving was in it's infancy, at least in the private sector. It was a steep learning curve for all concerned (including marine crews) in a very harsh unforgiving environment, no one really knew the long term effects of being in sat for weeks on end. I have worked with divers many times over the years in the offshore industry and have a great respect for the job they do, I certainly couldn't do it.
Ray Jordan

28th March 2008, 09:42
There worth every penny they get ive seen a couple of fatalities on the Diving Boats and its not a pretty sight