feddoc said:Being SCUBA qualified will not enable you to dive for the Navy. You will have to attend, at least, BDO school in Panama City in order to get a job as a Diving Officer.
I think the bottom line is that the Navy will send you to X school if they require you to have skills in X, and not because you want to have skills in X, or think it would be otherwise neat-o.etnuclearsailor said:I'm trying to find some justification for asking my command (the NROTC unit) to send me to Dive school for SCUBA training. I had figured I could take advantage of my AD status and go TAD to dive school, but I'm hearing nothing encouraging from the senior enlisted advisor. I wanted to be able to say "going to dive school will enable me to do ____" in order to convince my CO that it would be useful training.
That was the point of my original question.
So you're saying that there are Officers who have been to Nuclear Power School, prototype, sub school, and on top of that the Basic Diviing Officer's course? I never heard the pitch for subs that there's a diving option.FlyingBeagle said:Every sub has a certain number of enlisted and officer divers. They're not Spec Op, just submariners who go to dive school.
Yes. I don't know when most people do it during their training, but they sent my friend went to dive school just prior starting nuke school.Thisguy said:So you're saying that there are Officers who have been to Nuclear Power School, prototype, sub school, and on top of that the Basic Diviing Officer's course? I never heard the pitch for subs that there's a diving option.
Not true, there is a dive qual that submariners can get. One of the guys in my NSI class was dive qualed Navy style to check the sub prior to underway. I don't know what he had to do, but he was a sub ET (non-nuke) that had a dive pin and did that stuff.Thisguy said:but those are spec ops divers