As the old saying goes, fortune lies out there for the man brave enough to seek it. Well, Zeke Tenhoff and his crew of gold-hunting ice divers from Nome, Alaska are those brave men.
In this clip from the season premiere of the hit Discovery Channel documentary series Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice, Zeke and his gang of divers are scouring the ocean floor for nuggets of gold.
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The payoff can be hundreds of dollars an hour, but the divers' shifts are five to six hours long, constantly panning through the dirt, breathing through a mask, and battling off hypothermia, all in an effort to hunt for as much gold as they can get during the short ice season.
The new season of Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice premieres Friday, November 8 at 10/9c on the Discovery Channel