Jobs in oil
Photo of rust
Sea water and air make metal rust.

Oil platforms need to be repaired because of rust, and a lot of this work has to be done by divers. Their work is quite dangerous because they sometimes have to dive down very deep.

Divers wear special suits to protect them against the high pressures.

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A diver inspecting the leg of an oil platform.
To make sure they don't get the bends, divers spend up to 10 days in a special chamber called a decompression chamber.

Going down is easy. But if divers come back up to the surface too quickly they might get the bends. This can cause pain, illness or even death.