The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) is a unique training
command which serves as the center of US Navy Diving. NDSTC is located in Panama
City, Florida and offers both a controlled dive environment as well as direct access to
open water diving in both St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
The center's facilities include classrooms for formal study, lab areas for "hands-on" training, a large pool for physical training, and three Pressure Vessel Assemblies (PVA's). The PVA's allow year round training for Deep Qualification Diving , Emergency
Recompression Treatments, and Diving Candidate Pressure training.
Since its' completion in 1980, thousands of select US and international students from all branches of the Uniformed Services have been trained in all areas of diving and ship salvage. In general, students in the diver training program will be required to perform various tasks in an underwater environment. These tasks, called projects, are designed to test the ability of the student to function in an alien environment, wearing cumbersome diving equipment. Academically, students will be trained in basic gas laws, diving medicine, recompression chamber operations, salvage mathematics, and salvage
operations. The classroom routine is demanding and requires the total commitment of the student.
Diver training at NDSTC is not easy! It takes effort, both physical and mental. The standards are very high, but with a positive attitude and the basic required physical ability, the student will be able to meet the challenge with confidence.
SUBMARINE SCUBA DIVER (CIN A-433-0056, MASL P179360), is an
unclassified 21 day course which provides basic instruction in the operational use
and maintenance of open circuit scuba equipment, diving physics, identifying
diving injuries and recognizing the need for treatment. Training evolutions include underwater work projects, hull inspections and qualification dives. Course qualifies trainee to a depth of 60 feet. PT Requirements
DIVER SECOND CLASS (CIN A-433-0022, MASL P179101), is an unclassified 100 day course which provides basic instruction and training in surface-supplied air and scuba diving techniques, underwater repair, salvage and search procedures. Instruction includes diving physics and medicine, scuba, surface supported diving systems, underwater tools and work techniques, and
underwater cutting and welding procedures. Course qualifies trainees to a maximum depth of 190 feet. PT Requirements
DIVER FIRST CLASS (CIN A-433-0025, MASL P179011), is an unclassified 40 day course designed to provide qualified Second Class Divers with the training necessary to perform operational air diving as a diving team member/diver and to understand the responsibilities and duties of a diving supervisor. Instruction includes advanced diving physics and medicine, dive system certification, planning for all surface supplied diving operations, open circuit scuba and all hyperbaric chamber operations. Prerequisite course is Diver Second Class (A-433-0022). PT Requirements
MEDICAL DEEP SEA DIVING TECHNICIAN (CIN A-433-0020, MASL P175577), is an unclassified 119 day course designed to provide qualified hospital corpsman with the training necessary to perform operational air
surface supplied diving as a team member/diver and to understand the responsibilities and duties of a diving supervisor. Instruction includes advanced diving physics, medicine and underwater physiology to enable the hospital corpsman to understand the effects of pressure on the human body and the treatment of diver diseases and injuries, with particular emphasis on the use of Navy standard decompression tables. Prerequisite is qualification as Hospital Corpsman. PT Requirements
NOTE: U.S. Navy Diving Medical Technicians(DMT's) are trained in all aspects of diving. The first 20 week portion of this course is the same as the Diver Second Class training.
DIVER EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL (CIN A-431-0083, MASL P179190), is an unclassified 61 day course designed to provide qualified personnel with the basic training necessary to safely perform as an Explosive
Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team member for scuba MK-16 and surface supplied diving systems. This course provides training in diving physics, identifying diving injuries and recognizing the need for treatment. Training evolutions include underwater searches, hull inspections, small boat seamanship, introduction to underwater electronic search equipment and MCM operations.
EOD MIXED GAS DIVING UBA(MK-16) (CIN A-431-0075, MASL P179194) is an unclassified 10 day course which provides qualified personnel with the basic training required to maintain and perform diving operations using
the MK16 closed-circuit underwater breathing apparatus (UBA). Instruction encompasses Diving closed circuit breathing apparatus, emergency procedures, various corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, pre dive and post diving of the UBA and instruction in the use of auxiliary equipment (GTS, EBS). PT Requirements
HEO2 DIVER(A-431-0079, MASL P179192) is an unclassified 14 day course designed which provides qualified first class divers follow-on training in all phases of surface supplied mixed gas diving. Instruction includes extensive training in surface supplied mixed gas diving, diving medicine and operations of transfer/mixing equipment. Prerequisite courses are: U.S. Diver First Class,
Diving Medical Technician, Basic Diving Officer or Diving Medical Officer. PT Requirements
SATURATION DIVER (CIN A-433-0033, MASL P179195) is an unclassified 18 day course which provides the theory behind saturation diving for qualified first class divers, medical deep sea diving technicians, deep sea (HE02) diving officers and undersea medical officers. Instruction includes saturation diving theory, and operation and maintenance of atmospheric monitoring
equipment. Prerequisite courses are: U.S. Diver First Class, Diving Medical Technician, Basic Diving Officer or Diving Medical Officer. PT Requirements
USMC COMBATANT DIVER (CIN A-433-0052;USMC N20L6H1) is 35 training days in length. It is divided into four modules of instruction: Physical Conditioning, Combat diver fundamentals, USMC Open Circuit SCUBA, and USMC Closed Circuit operations. the course provides underwater infiltration tactical training in accordance with current Marine Corps training and mission performance standards. PREREQUISITES
AMPHIBIOUS RECONNAISSANCE CORPSMAN (CIN A-432-0076) is an unclassified 15 day course which to provide qualified SCUBA/LAR V Hospital Corpsman diver personnel (NEC 8403) with the basic training necessary to perform medical functions, duty as a recompression chamber supervisor and inside tender, dive team member/diver in SCUBA and LAR V in support of USMC Reconnaissance operations. PREREQUISITES
MASTER DIVER (CIN A-433-0019) is an unclassified 10 day course which evaluates qualified First Class Divers and Saturation Divers, E-7 or above, to determine the candidates ability to successfully perform as Diving supervisors in all facets of Navy Diving. PT Requirements
NOTE: This course is for evaluation purposes only and as such is not available
for International students.
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Panama City, FL 32407
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