Divers are used by most branches of the military (not just the Navy), but these are primarily involved in combat roles (and SAR). As it relates to the skill-sets of Commercial Diving, the Navy is the only one that’s active.
All with the focus to achieve. The motto of Navy Divers is fittingly “We Dive the World Over.” As a member of this dedicated Special Operations force, you will travel the world, working everywhere imaginable.
United States Navy SEALs – All trained as Combat Swimmers/Divers. The primary dive teams of the SEALs called SDV Teams use SEAL Delivery Vehicle to carry out advanced combat dive missions.
Salary Ranges for Navy Divers
The salaries of Navy Divers in the US range from $12,264 to $328,665 , with a median salary of $59,004 . The middle 57% of Navy Divers makes between $59,005 and $148,889, with the top 86% making $328,665.
Diving Duty Pay and Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay. When assigned by orders to both diving duty and hazardous duty for the same period, a member may be paid special pay for diving duty and not more than two incentive payments for hazardous duty from among those listed in Chapter 22, section 2201 and Chapter 24.
Every service component of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), including Army Special Forces, Naval Special Warfare, Air Force Special Tactics and Marine Corps Special Operations Command, routinely go diving with rifles. … Combat swimming and diving can be used to accomplish all of these missions.
Depth ranges in underwater diving
|332 metres (1,089 ft)||World record for deepest dive on SCUBA.|
|534 metres (1,752 ft)||Comex Hydra 8 experimental dives. (1988)|
|610 metres (2,000 ft)||US Navy diver in Atmospheric Diving System (ADS) suit.|
The United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit is located at Panama City, Florida. There unit is composed of 120 service personnel drawn from numerous components of the Navy. It is their job to execute the U.S. military’s special diving tasks like saturation diving.
Qualifications & Requirements
You can apply for the Navy Warrior Challenge contract for Divers at any time during your first enlistment. Entry Requirements include: Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness. … Pass a physical examination required for divers.
The following U.S. Navy jobs are in high demand, as of September 2019.
Navy Jobs In Demand.
|Job Title||Average Base Salary (2019)||Job Outlook (civilian counterparts) 2019-2029****|
|Navy Diver||$57,444***||5%-7% (commercial divers)|
Yes Navy Diver training is hard, but nothing like BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training where you become a Special Warfare Operator or SO). A “training day” is a good 8 hours and includes PT (Physical Training), classroom, and in-water training.
Salary Ranges for Navy Seals
The salaries of Navy Seals in the US range from $15,929 to $424,998 , with a median salary of $76,394 . The middle 57% of Navy Seals makes between $76,394 and $192,310, with the top 86% making $424,998.
Highest-Paying Careers in the Navy
|Job Title||Rate||Monthly Salary (2019)*|
|Aviation Boatswain’s Mate||E-9||$5,308.20|
|Sonar Technician First Class||E-6||$2,612.70|