What do military divers do?

Underwater divers may be employed in any branch of an armed force, and their scope of operation icludes:

  • Search and recovery
  • Search and rescue
  • Underwater surveys
  • Explosive ordnance disposal
  • Demolition
  • Underwater engineering
  • Salvage
  • Ships husbandry
  • Reconnaissance
  • Infiltration
  • Sabotage
  • Counter filtration
  • Underwater combat
  • Security.

Underwater missions undertaken by military divers can be very dangerous, but they are essential to many missions and campaigns.

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