Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of diving through formal Navy schooling and on the job training. After "A" school Navy Diver candidates attend Second Class Diver Training at Panama City, Fla. Advanced First Class Diver, Saturation Diver and Master Diver training are available during career progression stages. Navy Divers perform underwater salvage, recovery, repair, and maintenance on ships and submarines. They search for and recover downed aircraft, conduct harbor clearance operations, and provide assistance to military, federal, state, and local civilian law enforcement agencies in diving operations and procedures. NDs maintain and repair diving equipment and systems, and research and develop new diving techniques and procedures, and conduct submarine rescue operations.
Military Duties Translated:
Undertake dives and other duties as directed by the Supervisor;
Ensure that personal diving equipment is working correctly and is suitable for the planned dive;
Ensure full understanding of the dive plan and is competent to carry out the planned task;
Know the routine and emergency procedures;
Report any medical problem or symptoms experienced during or after the dive;
Ability to identify and report any equipment faults, other potential hazards, near misses or accidents;
Keep logbook up to date and have it signed by the Supervisor after each dive.