Lobster diving came to the Northern Coast of Honduras in the 1960's as American restaurant chain's demand for inexpensive lobster grew. The lobster divers are asked to dive to devastating depth using old scuba equipment or even paint compressors to breath. They typically go on numerous dives each day pausing only to get another tank. As a result, large portions of the adult population suffer from dive illnesses ranging from incontinence to paralysis. Adequate health care is seldom available to treat or care for those affected. As a result, many of the divers die or are incapacitated at very young ages leaving their families without means of support. These photos were taken over a period of 15 years and the most recent photos taken last year.