The training is 15 weeks long. The majority of people who don't make it through BUD/s prep are med dropped, injuries and all that. To clear the vitally needed pier, the ship had to be salvaged. P.S This thread will be updated when I find new information ect.. Once the divers in full-body camo dropped slender from the helicopter one by one, they disappeared below the water’s surface. Different training teams do things differently. Thank you, I heard that's only turds who the instructors want out. He should have plenty of free time still, we were done at around 1630 and off on weekends. NDSTC is located in Panama City, Florida and offers both a controlled dive environment as well as direct access to open water diving in … Just cause you talked to a guy who ran every day doesn't mean your class will be like that. ). Don't stand or raise your hand during the moment of truth. Ya the BECC courses he is doing in the computer are horrible... Long, boring days of clicking through the computer. P.S This thread will be updated when I find new information ect.. There is a good chance you won't make it so don't bank your whole life on being a navy diver if you are 18 years old. We had 21 in our class, 1 med drop and 12 failures. Welcome Navy Divers. I don't think Prep gets many guys in the SO pipeline but I could be wrong. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. I did a lot of work with the 10 lb block and it doesn't cut it at all. EOD = Explosive Ordance Disposal Technician, Dive prep ( ND - 7 weeks, EOD - 3 weeks ), 1000-2000y Swimming Per Day, Over/Unders ( Push ups on deck, 25m underwater swim), 30 - 40 Miles Per Week Running @ 8min mile speed (Some runs may include calisthenics in them. If you really want to know what to expect you need to speak with a Navy Officer recruiter and get the info. Upon graduation you would be a ND1/ nec 5343, you're not going to make NDC until you go back to 1st class Dive school and become nec 5342, even then you'll have a hard time advancing because you'll have very little experience as a Navy Diver. Once the divers in full-body camo dropped slender from the helicopter one by one, they disappeared below the water’s surface. plate.... how long does he have to do this in order to pass treading? Just spend a lot of time in the water, get super comfortable... And then spend more time in there. Official website of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the largest of the U.S. Navy's five system commands. But the weeding out process for SO takes place after prep. If he's already at dive prep it won't be long till he starts doing it. Good thing about BUD/s is all you have to do is survive three weeks a long day and you are through Hell Week and into the "Training phase" instead of "selection phase". Naval Special Operations: . Long, boring days of clicking through the computer. Some training and education is mandatory (Recruit Training, Navy Diver Preparatory course at Great Lakes, Illinois and Second and First Class Diver School at Panama City, Florida, E-Learning, etc. They have already lost 11 people after only a week and haven't even done a full pt session yet?!?! ), Bay swims 1000y under 22 minutes or you're fucked, Learning how to weld and blow some shit up. Buy a 25 lb plate and tread while holding it to your chest, you'll do that a good bit in prep. Hey, I'm new to this forum. You may be in the pool every day. Kick on your back 1000y under 22 minutes ( Bay swim ). They search for and recove… PCB Dive School. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, http://navy.rotc.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/EOD_Physical_Prep_Guide.pdf, https://www.docdroid.net/hUyL45i/navydiverwarningorder-2.pdf.html, http://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ceneoddive/ndstc/_documents/Prospective_Students.pdf. Those people still have street cred though for making it through Hell Week. Some instructors may like to swim more then run. Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of diving through formal Navy schooling and on the job training. Tips for making it through US Navy Dive School, EOD or BUDs. In-service recruiters (Dive Motivators) at RTC give presentations on the Navy's diver programs, conduct the physical training screening tests, and assist interested people with their applications. So I'll definitely be working on water comfort and treading, along with calisthenics and running. I maintained a personal log during this period and the following is a first hand account of what it was like. Just relax, the more you practice the more natural it becomes. I’ve been assigned to an EOD candidate dive prep class, and we start in about three weeks. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather. Okay, I will make sure to take a 25lb plate with me to the pool each day and work my ass off treading with that and fins. You won't be liked by the instructors the minute they see that shit and you want to be liked. Example : Run 1 mile, 40 push ups and 40 squats. The Naval Training School (Salvage) was established there in September 1942, and was transferred to … Great thread. An agreement between NDSTC, US Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Navy COOL), Marine Corps COOL and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) allows Navy divers to earn a PADI Advanced Open Water certification at no additional cost for Navy-enlisted or Marine-Corps enlisted personnel. Example : Run 1 mile, 40 push ups and 40 squats. Definitely going to buy some weights to practice this stuff too. I've been working out diligently with my friend who's shipping the same day as me (he also has a Navy diver contract). Armed and undetectable after six weeks of training at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School at Naval Air Station Key West, more than 1,000 divers annually are readied for global missions. People who enter the Navy in the nuclear, advanced electronics or other five or six-year enlistment programs are not eligible for diver programs. I went through Navy dive school in San Diego, Jan.-Feb. 1974 (I remember because my daughter was born while I was in school). I'm interested in going to the U.S. And as for IWPs, how can I get to that level? Try to get a lot of sleep. PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy dive community now has a roadmap to help enlisted Sailors succeed in their careers with the launch of a new career tool available on Navy … Hello gents, I've decided to make a post with everything I've learned these past couple years about the US Navy Divers, Dive Prep, and PCB dive school. You will get a sheet with iwp instructions when you first get to prep, we would do dry runs in our rooms with each other to get everything down, they have to be 100% perfect. School Coordinator DSN 882-4261 (901) 874 4261 NAVPERSCOM CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER Phone: Toll Free 1-866-U ASK NPC References (a) NAVPERS 18068, Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications and Occupational Standards, Volume II, Navy Enlisted Classifications (b) COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8J, Navy Recruiting Manual - Enlisted Some instructors may like to swim more then run. Sorry to be a downer. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. After \"A\" school Navy Diver candidates attend Second Class Diver Training at Panama City, Fla. Advanced First Class Diver, Saturation Diver and Master Diver training are available during career progression stages.Navy Divers perform underwater salvage, recovery, repair, and maintenance on ships and submarines. Side note, how come you don't put in a BUD/s package? Recommended PST scores for getting your contract (ND-EOD) : [EOD] (http://navy.rotc.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/EOD_Physical_Prep_Guide.pdf), [ND] (https://www.docdroid.net/hUyL45i/navydiverwarningorder-2.pdf.html), [Prep] (http://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ceneoddive/ndstc/_documents/Prospective_Students.pdf) - /u/Captain_Assman. Who Can Be An EOD? Learning basic electrical and engineering. Dive prep is designed to weed out people and it's tough for a reason. I just ordered rocket fins, dive boots, and a snorkel. Don't be a loud month, just make friends and don't be a buddy fucker. SC = Everyone who needs to learn scuba goes to this school. Every Prep class and every 2c class is different. After boot camp, Navy recruits attend technical training, usually called Class A school.During technical training, there are restrictions on what recruits can and cannot do while attending Navy schools. After recruits have successfully completed eight weeks of Navy boot camp they will graduate as Sailors and join the world's finest Navy. Navy divers are trained at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. These restrictions are divided into different phases. Once in prep start practicing your IWPs, that is what gets most people. That's what it says in "Breaking BUD/s". All this information was found by speaking to active, former US Navy Divers/EOD Techs and reddit/google. Additional information about Navy Dive School can be found at the US Navy Dive School Website NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. Upon graduation Sailors will head to A School where they will continue training before they are sent to the fleet. Okay. The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) is a unique training command which serves as the center of US Navy Diving. I've heard about the 25lb tread in prep, how long do you have to do it for? Awesome man - good shit. SO prep does their own thing. I got my Navy Diver contract back in February, and my ship date is June 9th. Diver Training (9 weeks) – Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, FL. ), IWPs, Treading W/ Weight No hands, Pool week : Four aquatic adaptability tests ( drownproofing, mask clearing, purposing, and knot tying ). Tread, tread, and tread some more. Just curious where you heard the 30 mpw running and the swimming info about boot camp? My biggest challenge was dealing with the cold. But the journey has just begun, and Sailors will still have additional training to go through after Navy boot camp. The Navy took advantage of this unique opportunity for training by using the New York site for a new diving and salvage school. Now that we’ve graduated, we’re split up into three different groups. And the chopper was off. The Department of Defense Instruction 1000.27 establishes a mass transit benefit program for outside the National Capital Region. Not how I wanted to start my Navy career, but it wasn’t my choice. 20 spots for fleet guys per BUD/s class, if you fail out you go back to your old rate. They don't do the computer classes or anything, their classes are mostly fitness and nutrition related. Just hold it on your chest with both arms crossed on top of it, shoot for 4-5 mins. Basic Navy EOD Dive School - 9 weeks of diving training in Panama City FL where EOD candidates will learn basic diving as well as advanced re-breather diving using the MK16. Initial training is an arduous 8-10 month process from when someone enters “boot camp” until they are rated as a navy diver. EOD = EOD go to this school. Diver Preparation Course (7 weeks) at Naval Training Command, Great Lakes, IL, for training in basic electrical and engineering courses, water adaptability and physical fitness. Tread with that 25 lb weight, if you don't you will regret it. The AIRR guys went down to Florida for their schools, and the ND and EOD guys stayed in Great Lakes for dive prep. include; Navy Professional Military Education (NPME), Joint Professional Military Education (JPME), Leadership and Advanced Education. Great video about what it takes to be accepted into the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, which is the first step toward becoming a U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver. Be humble, don't act like you're untouchable. you'll get up early and do some extra pt, mostly stroke development and running. Fairly accurate for the most part. At Second Class Dive A School, Navy Divers are trained in any or all of the following: Demolition; Underwater Hydraulic Tools 1. Use the pipes in the laundry drying room to do pull ups at night. Good news is that very few people fail out of dive school after making it there. There have been a ton of teenagers who have made it but wait until you finish training before you get a tattoo. Armed and undetectable after six weeks of training at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School at Naval Air Station Key West, more than 1,000 divers annually are … It has about a 40% passing rate. Boot camp was easy, even in an 800 div. There are definitely people who quit or get dropped after Hell week. Do you have any tips for working up to 25-35 lb weighted water treading? With a force of 74,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems. Panama City Beach Dive School ( ND - 15 weeks, EOD 9 weeks ), 30 - 40 Miles Per Week Running @ 8min mile speed (Some runs may include calisthenics in them. This is perfect since I just picked up my ND contract. Does this apply to SO as well? It was definitely challenging. Upon successful completion of the Navy Diver Preparation Course, NDs report to the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida for Second Class Dive School. I have a athletic body type, and I'm always up for physical activity. Pretty sure Phase 1 is still 8 weeks long... CCT1SW, If you make it through HW you won't quit so you are probably going to get pinned. NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST, Florida — A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hovered so low on the water during a recent demonstration that it created concentric white caps, seemingly clearing an area in the salty sea off Key West for divers to slip in. General. And if so, what is that like? What got most of us who didn't make it is the treading and just getting flustered with what to do. Navy Diver Deep Sea Diving and Salvage Operations and Training - These skilled divers are specialists in recovering and/or repairing Navy ships and equipment. Dive prep is designed to weed out people and it's tough for a reason. Navy Divers and diver support personnel are encouraged to use this web site which has been designed specifically for your enjoyment and to facilitate communication between all active, inactive, and retired Navy Divers and Diver Support Personnel. SC = Everyone who needs to learn scuba goes to this school. I know doing a ton of flutter kicks with rocket fins helps, and doing different treads like hands out with head above the water for ten minutes with fins, and different stuff with weight. He has been in prep school since 7/9/14...they started with 29 & now, down to 18... my son worries the most is that treading with holding a 25 lbs. We shared a barracks with them but that was about all. Good news is that very few people fail out of dive school after making it there. Recommended run times ect.. before shipping : Be able to run 3 miles in under 22 minutes. I'm sure the guys from the classes ahead of him can help him out if he asks. Second Class Dive School (15 weeks) at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, FL, for training in any or all of the following: I can do a tread for five minutes with a ten pound diving block over my head, though my head is leaned back in the water. You can watch dive school videos on youtube, type in "Dive School 2c PCB". 2c = DMT/ND go to this school. Be able to tread with a 25lb weight and fins for 3 rounds of 3 minutes. You can watch dive school videos on youtube, type in "Dive School 2c PCB". 95% of the ones who didn't make it failed iwp. It has about a 40% passing rate. He should have plenty of free time still, we were done at around 1630 and off on weekends. Diving Officers do more of the administrative roles such as dive planning, safety planning, and chamber operations (with the help of the DMTs) They do dive but not near as much as the enlisted 1st and 2nd class divers do. Naval Academy when I graduate from high school, and I was interested in becoming a navy diver, going to the Naval diving school in Panama City Beach, Florida. How hard is the training? People who enter the Navy in the nuclear, advanced electronics, or other five or six-year enlistment programs are not eligible for diver programs. Training And Qualifications What’s Life Like As An EOD? Upon completion of Second Class Dive School service personnel are assigned to one of the Navy Diver Units to develop their diving and salvage skills. In-service recruiters (Dive Motivators) at RTC give presentations on the Navy's diver programs, conduct the physical training screening tests, and assist interested people with their applications. EOD (Navy Diving and Explosives Ordnance Disposal) dismantle and render safe unexploded ordnance to include underwater mines, land mines, and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). Underwater ship repair, salvage, or construction can be done using either SCUBA equipment or a surface-supplied diving system. That's crazy, we had only lost 4 up until the last week. hi, my son is in diver prep school right now & just wondering if there is any special way to practice treading with holding a 25 lbs. The 8 people who made it to dive school all graduated, prep is where they weed people out. 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