Pioneer divers in the North Sea

Deep-sea diving is a life-threatening job, but in the 70s you could dive in the with just a sports diver’s certificate. was not the most important thing. It was the newly discovered oil.

But the oil needed to get to land and for that pipelines were needed, which were welded by deep sea divers.

The divers who were left behind

Hundreds of meters below the surface of the water, young people became living guinea pigs. Deaths of colleagues became part of the – yet many chose to continue.

Pionjärdykarna i North Sea is the story of Anders Lindahl and Ulf Fredriksson. Two of the few Swedes who helped create ’s oil wealth. Two of them have survived.

A documentary from 2012.

Reporter: Martin Johnson





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