Golf Ball Diver
When a golfer yells “Fore!” … golf ball divers hear money being made.
That’s because a golf ball diver does exactly what you would expect — dives into the water hazards of golf courses, and pulls up all the white, dimpled spheres that can be found.
Golf ball divers work around four days a week, collect an average of 4,000 golf balls each day and get between 7 and 12 cents for every ball, according to Alert Diver. Plus, all it takes is at least entry-level certification and the proper insurance.
But insurance is a requirement for a good reason. As a Golf.com profile of diver Wes Stanfield explained, there are lots of hazards within the hazards — including chemicals, bacteria and wild animals like alligators often lurking in the water.