|February 23rd, 2008||#11|
That might help.
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|February 27th, 2008||#15|
The school at least WAS at Key West Fl.
As I remember the course were mostly Open Circuit (Scuba) oriented, but some work with closed circuits occured.
Surface swims are covered in this part and throughout the course.
I believe the CC portion has been discontinued and replaced with a Water Infiltration Course. (Klepper operations, Zodiak operations and navigation, surface swims for example.)
Good luck in reaching your goals..
"We are the pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further,
it may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or glimmering sea..."
|July 31st, 2008||#16|
I honestly think that would be a dream job. I am going to have to do some research on what the USMC offers for this type of thing!
If you don't make your own decisions someone else will.
If you don't make yourself happy... no one else will.
If you want to make God laugh just tell him your plans!
|August 2nd, 2008||#17|
The Corps has no MOS for diver or scuba. It's B mod 9952. You'd need to be in a billet that needs Combatant Diver qualification as an operational requirement to guarentee a spot at dive school. Failing that you'd need to find a dive school quota thats not being used and try to convince someone to let you have it. Even then you wouldn't get to use the skills unless you were in a dive billet.
The Corps does very little in the way of salvage or repair the Navy Divers do that so the dive billets are all focused towards combat missions.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
Last edited by 03USMC; August 6th, 2008 at 05:26..
|June 1st, 2009||#18|
Army Divers info
If anyone would like further information regarding this training send me a message or reply on here. I served from 98-03 and was an Army Diver. The school we go to is at the NDSTC (Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center) in Panama City Florida. It is about 6 months long and then you do additional training in explosives and specialized army diving techniques... All in all you go through about 8-9 months of training... The hardest part of the training is the 2 weeks before dive school... That is the pre screen phase... You have to make it through that to qualify for dive school... That training is in Ft Leonard Wood, MO...
For those that were mentioning the SF combat dive school, that is down in Key West. It always has been... that is different than being a deep sea diver in the Army... Some of the scuba training is similar but their focus is different than ours.... The Marines do have a combat diver as well and their training is at NDSTC also... All branches of the military that has divers go through some kind of training at NDSTC...
If you are interested in signing up for this training or seeing if there are any slots available you can contact the Army Liason Office at NDSTC.
That is a list of all the types of training offered at the NDSTC. HOOYAH!!!
|June 4th, 2009||#19|
I was Army Infantry, and I never even knew that we HAD divers. Army... divers? They just don't naturally correlate.
My friend, I hope you stick around and peruse and comment on the other areas of this board. We're a great bunch of guys and gals; and though we do tend to disagree at times, no one here would hesitate to put themselves in harm's way for another.
I'd really appreciate your input on this site in other areas.
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