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Interesting job, to say the least…

24 November, 2008

Found this article from the NYT by way of BoingBoing.net:

openquoteFor this, the city has enlisted six deep-sea divers who are living for more than a month in a sealed 24-foot tubular pressurized tank complete with showers, a television and a Nerf basketball hoop, breathing air that is 97.5 percent helium and 2.5 percent oxygen, so their high-pitched squeals are all but unintelligible. They leave the tank only to transfer to a diving bell that is lowered 70 stories into the earth, where they work 12-hour shifts, with each man taking a four-hour turn hacking away at concrete to expose the valve.closequote

The entire article can be found here, it is definitely something you should read:
“An Effort by Deep Sea Divers”