Nicaragua lobster divers risking death

Lobster divers are being forced to dive deeper and deeper in order make a good catch, often with deadly results.

    Lobster divers in Nicaragua have some of the best paid jobs on the coast - earning more than $1,000 per month, but the money does not come without risks.

    Divers who have either dived too deep or come up too fast are afflicted with the 'bends' - which causes nitrogen to build up in their bodies and can lead to paralysis or death.

    But with fewer and fewer lobsters in the shallow waters, more divers are risking their lives to dive deeper in search of a livelihood.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Puerto Cabezas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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