The Commercial Diver Network
I'm an award-winning filmmaker who would like to speak with experienced commercial divers about their work and life experiences. Please get in touch if you'd like to be part of this interesting project.
What films have you done
Here are two recent ones. One was a short doc**entary about high-rise window cleaners in Chicago which won awards at a bunch of festivals and was short-listed for an Academy Award:
This one is about a man who lost his legs in a tractor accident [spoiler alert] and how he got his life back together with the help of his family.
I haven't come across much about gold or crabs from what I've read so far about the job. I'm more interested in life in dry bells and hearing from people who've done welding or cutting work. It's research at this point, not interviews. There's a few docs out there about the job but in my experience always better to get it directly from someone who's lived it.
That's a good, straight-forward doc. Lots of great details in there. Thanks, Stuart.
I have a question for you that I haven't seen addressed anywhere else. Other than oil-prices being currently low (which go up and down and will probably go back up at some point), what do you see as the biggest threat to sat divers' jobs? Is it foreign competition or the possibility of robotic rovers doing more and more of the work?