Skip to content

Diving for Sunken Treasure

In the waters off Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands, 27-year-old Bruno Henrique Lima de Brito dives for scrap metal on the sea bed every day. It’s tiring work, and his efforts yield little reward, yet the sea is Bruno’s happy place. Bruno contemplates his life, both under and above the water. He hopes for a good “catch”, enough metal debris from wreckage and waste, carefully weighed and sold, to buy some fish for his family. Then he returns to his beloved sea, where he finds a sense of peace that he cannot get on land.