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Diver Details


OVERVIEW

A diver performs tasks such as reconnaissance, demolition and salvage in underwater conditions. They specialize in either scuba diving (below the surface of water) or deep-sea diving (longer periods of time in depths up to 190 feet).


JOB DUTIES

  • Inspect and clean watercraft propellers and hulls
  • Patch damaged watercraft hulls
  • Salvage sunken equipment
  • Patrol the waters
  • Assist with underwater construction of piers and harbor facilities
  • Survey rivers, beaches and harbors for underwater obstacles


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and the completion of 29 achievement goals during Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including practice in diving and repair work.

Advanced Individual Training: 2 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; 26 weeks in Panama City, FL

Some of the skills you'll learn:
  • Principles of scuba and surface-supplied diving
  • Underwater welding and cutting
  • Use and care of hand and power tools
  • Maintenance of diving equipment
  • Explosives


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Skilled Technical (ST): 106 OR General Maintenance (GM): 98;
General Technical (GT): 107

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mechanics and building
  • Ability to stay calm under stress
  • Interest in underwater diving
  • High degree of self-reliance


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for practically any position in the field of construction.