As the world watches the so-far unstoppable oil spill spreading through the deep-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, we are probably not thinking of the successful daily workings of the more than 6,000 gas and oil platforms and 35,000 miles of pipelines that function in those waters. Delta Divers: Diver Down, a new documentary airing tonight on the National Geographic Channel, tells the story of the part-astronaut, part-roughneck deep-sea divers who do the welding, pouring concrete, rigging, and hydraulics in an environment so extreme it might as well be another planet.
*Delta Divers: Diver Down is airing tonight at 9pm on the National Geographic Channel
Scott B, writer, director and executive producer of Delta Divers: Diver Down
Sandy Guthrie, executive producer of Delta Divers: Diver Down