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Navy Divers

“We Dive the World Over”

The motto of Navy Divers is fittingly, “We Dive the World Over”. As a member of this dedicated Special Operations force, you will travel the world, working everywhere imaginable.

You will be specially trained to perform in just about every possible undersea environment – from clear tropical conditions, to frigid and dark arctic regions, as well as shallow waters and deep seas.

No matter the time, place or pressure, there is no room for error.


What Navy Divers Do

Navy Divers perform and supervise diving operations using all types of underwater breathing apparatuses including SCUBA, closed and semi-closed mixed gas breathing apparatuses, surface supplied air and mixed gas diving systems, and saturation diving systems.

Navy divers perform salvage operations, harbor clearance and security, underwater ship repair, submarine rescue, saturation diving, and conduct diving operations with SEAL/EOD/Marine Corps diving units with state of the art diving equipment.

They participate in research and development of new diving techniques and procedures for decompression. Divers conduct hyperbaric medical treatments both as system operators and supervisors to treat medical conditions that occur in diving operations as well as supplementary medical therapy for patients in a variety of applications.

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Becoming a Navy Diver

Personnel who volunteer for Navy Diver must be in excellent physical condition. Comfort in the water must go beyond good swimming. There must be no aversion to confinement in close spaces.

The ability to perform detailed mechanical tasks under high stress and adverse conditions is important. Helpful attributes include a good memory, a high degree of intelligence, resourcefulness, and manual dexterity.