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The military needs the services of underwater divers especially during sea rescue operations. The Divers who are considered enlisted personnel in the military are tasked to perform this under water rescue. The scuba divers are expert divers who can stay under water for long periods of time. They can also stay under water up to 300 feet.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Divers in the military chain of command include:

Conduct search and rescue operations efficiently and professionally

Ensure recovery of equipment that had already sunk under water

Conduct patrol operations below ships

Check, repair and clean hulls and propellers

Help in the harbor facilities and during construction of piers

Conduct survey on beaches, rivers, and harbors to control under water obstacles

Prepare explosives for clearing of obstacles under water

Ideal traits

The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes:

With high self esteem so that success in any endeavor is not farfetched

Excellent skills to remain cool even on difficult and dangerous circumstances

Enthusiasm in underwater diving

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs are ideal training including repair work and practice in diving. Other course contents which are also helpful attributes include:

Scuba diving basics and principles

Cutting and welding procedures and techniques under water

Diving equipment maintenance

Work atmosphere

The Divers in the military work in seas especially during rescue and retrieval operations. Since diving is not full time job in the military, diver also train in other expertise in the military.

Non-military employment

The civilian Divers work in private diving companies, diving expedition team, search and rescue groups, oil companies. Their duties and functions are only similar with that of the military.

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