Navy Divers are part of an extraordinary community. They journey anywhere from the darkest depths of the world’s oceans to freezing arctic-like conditions underneath icebergs, accomplishing a number of tasks only few can perform, with no margin for error.
Being a Navy Diver could encompass many dive specialties, including:
- Salvage and recovery – Locating and retrieving wreckage; conducting harbor and waterway clearance, underwater repairs and salvage operations in all environments.
- Deep submergence – Probing the greatest depths in the name of research and other classified missions.
- Ship husbandry – Inspecting and repairing ships and submarines.
- Saturation diving – Working and living at extreme depths for days or weeks at a time.
Navy Divers may be expected to:
- Perform a variety of diving salvage operations and special diving duties worldwide
- Take part in construction and demolition projects
- Execute search and rescue missions
- Support military and civilian law enforcement agencies
- Serve as the technical experts for diving evolutions for numerous military Special Operations units
- Provide security, communications and other logistics during Expeditionary Warfare missions
- Carry out routine ship maintenance, including restoration and repair