Story: Diving and snorkelling

Commercial diving

Commercial diving

A diver works on a pipeline in the Waitematā Harbour at Auckland in 1958, with the volcanic island Rangitoto in the background. Commercial divers have worked on a wide variety of projects, from building bridges to salvaging sunken vessels.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero
Reference: 34-S7440
Photograph by Clifton Firth

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Diving for a purpose', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9010/commercial-diving (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006