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Underwater Welder

Actually the technical name is “saturation diver,” which means you do deep-water construction like pipe replacement and pipe repair, usually for oil and gas companies.

You can make $900 to $1200 a day, according to the Commercial Diving Academy,working extreme hours (30 days at sea with 12-hour shifts) in extreme conditions – the “saturation” part refers to maxing out your body’s capability to handle the pressure of being at depths of 700 feet or more for extended periods of time. Divers are actually brought down to the site in a hyperbolic chamber, explained Dusty Harrison, the placement director at the academy, and live in a pressurized habitat while they’re on the dive.

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Photo: United States Navy