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Navy Diver

Navy Divers are the world’s foremost experts in undersea operations including underwater salvage and repair, maintenance, and unique construction projects. They execute search and rescue missions in support of military and civilian agencies and are the technical experts for diving operations conducted by Special Warfare and Explosive Ordnance Disposal while using a variety of diving equipment in the most extreme environments.

Navy Special Operations Diver

Special Operation Divers

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan McElyea, left, and Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Johnson ascend on a diving stage during an underwater recovery operation led by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency off the coast of Koror, Palau, Jan. 24, 2018. The divers are assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One, embarked aboard USNS Salvor.

Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Thompson

Navy Diver Ethos

I am a United States Navy Deep Sea Diver

I traverse the dark, forbidding depths of the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and seas where only a select few can follow. They are my battlefield. I serve across the spectrum of our nation’s military services and with Special Operations Forces.

I honor my deep sea brethren past, present and future; they are my Family. My personal Honor and Integrity are above reproach and compel me to do what is right regardless of the circumstances. Courage is the hallmark of my trade.

The laws governing my chosen profession are absolute and unforgiving, demonstrated and proven with the blood of many brave divers who have gone before me. Because of their courageous sacrifice, I am committed to my Brothers-in- Arms through relentless mental and physical preparation. My knowledge of diving, underwater techniques and systems, physics, and hyperbaric medicine must be unsurpassed.

The accomplishments of United States Navy Deep Sea Divers are the benchmarks by which the world measures man’s achievements in the sea. My specialized skills, undaunted spirit and unbreakable will enable me to succeed in an environment where there are no second chances. Excellence is my standard.

I maintain uncompromising standards personally and professionally. Accepting anything less would bring disgrace upon myself and discredit to my community. My sense of Duty to God, my Country and the United States Navy and my teammates is steadfast and enduring.

I am a United States Navy Deep Sea Diver

Hooyah, Navy Diver!

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