Despite challenges, underwater welding an alluring niche job

Students Brandon Hall, left, and Andrew Skrumeda had up to 80 minutes on Thursday to complete an underwater welding test and display to instructors skills learned at the Divers Institute of Technology on North Lake Union. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
Divers Institute of Technology students Brandon Hall, left, and Andrew Skrumeda complete an underwater welding test. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

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