Thursday, December 3, 2020

Diving For Golf Balls And Earning Millions


So let’s say you have a chance to make up to a few million dollars a year as a diver.

The downside? You’d be diving alone (not usually a good thing) in poor visibility and could come up against an angry alligator.

Would you do it?

Apparently there’s a whole industry of divers who do just that, only they dive in golf course lakes and retrieve lost golf balls, which the subsequently clean and resell back to the golf courses for about a dollar per ball.

One such diver, Glenn Berger, claims he’s made about $15 million since starting his career.

Check out the video below, along with a story about Berger from the website.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


  1. How would someone get into this industry? I live in western New York state, surrounded by golf courses, and I’m a certified diver with my own gear.

  2. I’m having a really hard time believing there’s that kind of money in this. But to answer the question, yes I would do it in a heartbeat.


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