DIVERS
GALLERY
by
REX PASSION
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DIRTY WATER # 1

I met Chris and Steve when they were working on the sewer interceptor project on Harbor Drive in St. John's, Newfouandland.

DIRTY WATER # 2

Here Steve is in the hole aligning some pipes. Divers worked almost every day in the foul water.
CHRIS in the HOLE

Working next to heavy equipment was only part of the risk.

A BIG PIPE

Often they were up the their necks in sewage.  Here Chris will bolt the two sections of pipe together just below the surface.

OUT of the BOX

Sometimes the divers don their helmets and work beneath the surface .

CLEANING OFF

It is an important part of their routine to wash down after coming out of the pit.

A HARD DAY'S WORK # 1

Only after a thorough washdown can Steve take off his helmet.

A HARD DAY'S WORK # 2

Steve told me that the foul water of the sewer project is much warmer than the water of the harbor where they usually dive.

A HARD DAY'S WORK # 3

Chris holds Steve's helmet. Divers are only in the water every second or third day.

HELMET #3

HELMET #5

ARMY DOCK # 1

This diver is working on a ship at the Army Dock in St. John's. He is having trouble with his underwater camera.

ARMY DOCK # 7

Frustrated with his faulty equipment this diver is done for the day.

RUBBER SUIT

Like a deflated alter-ego, a divers suit hangs in the trailer.

RETURN