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John Ditkof: Undersea adventurer

Who is John Ditkof? From serving as a torpedoman in the Navy to graduating from WCTC鈥檚 welding program to becoming a commercial diver, he鈥檚 done it all. And he鈥檚 seen it all too. This globetrotting John-of-all-trades has visited every continent, took a dip in every ocean, and stepped foot in all 50 states. But some of his most exciting adventures have happened at the ends of the earth.

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Undersea adventurer: Part 2 of 2
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Editor's note: This is Part 2 of 2 of the "Undersea adventurer" series about John Ditkof. If you haven't yet, read Part 1 here. See accompanying videos, photos and more at gmtoday.com/undersea.

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UNDERSEA ADVENTURER: Part 1 of 2
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How much does a cold brewski cost in Adak, Alaska? For a 24-pack of Heineken, it鈥檒l run you $82. How about a week鈥檚 worth of internet? That鈥檚 a cool $221.

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On Nov. 13, 2021, John Ditkof jets out the outfall pipe for a client in Sand Point, Alaska at a depth of 60 feet. He is visited by a sculpin, an aggressive, venomous fish that carries toxins in the spines on its head.