Are you an active recreational, commercial or ex police/military diver? If yes, then the RNR diving branch wants YOU! The branch has been open to civilian volunteers (rather than ex-regulars only) for a year now and is still eager for new recruits. The first 6 people have just gone through the Underwater Search and basic EOD phase. Only certain RNR units seem to be proliferating the info regarding branch entry requirments and intro weekends etc. So to clear things up for anybody who is interested...... Entry Requirements- 1) Open to all ratings between 18 and 45 (male and female) who have a recognised diving qualification to the level of BSAC Ocean/PADI OW level 2) Pass an RN diving medical 3) Pass a Divers Selection Test To expand on the above a little. Despite certain rumours, there is no requirement to have been AWFP (or Seaman RES etc.) for 2 years before joining. We are just as keen to hear from people in New Entry. The Divers Selection test does require quite a high fitness standard, but it's well within reach if you put the training in. If you want to challenge yourself and be part of this close knit and highly motivated team then we would like to hear from you. The RNR website will be getting updated shortly with more info, but go to http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.13072 for the most recent article and contact details. Any questions to this post I will answer as best I can.