Not for the faint of heart; Remotely Operated Vehicle operator one of few women in her field!
This is the first in a series of stories about Nova Scotians who have unusual occupations.
“I started at 16 painting boats – that’s where we all start. I ruined my mother’s bathtub. I got Dominion green stuck to the bottom of the bathtub,” she says with a laugh, referring to the bright minty green that distinguishes Dominion Diving boats.
“It’s like (the movie) Groundhog Day. It’s the same place, and the same people. We have Internet but it’s slow. You can communicate back home, but as far as Facebook goes it’s useless,” says Davies.
“Working under pressure sometimes is a challenge. If something happens out there, it’s on us; we’re on a timeline. We’re limited to what we have out there, we’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean, sometimes you have to make do with what we have. We normally have what we need but sometimes you run into certain problems, so you have to think outside the box.”
“I wouldn’t have had the confidence to take things apart before but I understand how things work now, better than I have before.”