Chris Keam

Port Mann Tunnel Diver

The Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is a complex project, requiring commercial divers to descend inside the shaft, working in blackness, performing difficult work in challenging conditions. And, when they surface, they face a potentially deadly risk. In this video shot in the winter of 2013, we documented the critical steps needed to ensure the divers avoided decompression sickness, a potentially deadly condition also known as ‘the bends’.


My latest article for Granville Online: “It started in July 2009. The creation of a separated, protected lane for cyclists on the Burrard Bridge turned out to be just the beginning of Vision Vancouver’s ambitious plan for increasing cycling in Vancouver. In 2010, the addition of separated lanes on Dunsmuir