Diving for Scallops: Risky Business [VIDEO]

James Sewell makes his living diving 80 ft to the ocean floor

After losing his right arm in a snowmobile accident in 2009, James discovered that he could rig a prosthetic arm to help gather scallops from the waters off of the coast of Maine.

With the dwindling scallop population, there are only around 30 such divers left in Maine. Scallops are harvested each winter and early spring and are best known as “diver scallops”.

So if you think you have a tough job, watch this video and you might appreciate a real difficult job.