Ellixt

Newbie
Afternoon,

I've been out the Army about 2 years and want to look at joining as a mine clearance diver, however I've heard the job has a shocking waiting list for the PDA and diver medical. Instead of doing that I'm looking to join as a mine warfare specialist then hopefully transfer branch to become a diver when I've got a year or two under my belt. Anyone got any thoughts as to wether this is a good entry route into the Diver role or wether I should just get a grip and grizz out the waiting list/process to become a diver. Cheers for any help
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
The only way to guarantee being a diver is to join as one, joining another branch and then later applying to change over is not a given.
 

Waspie

War Hero
If diver is what you really wish for - wait!!!
I don’t think transferring is a guaranteed route. A recruiter will be best to advise you although that said you may be seduced by a smooth talking person into something that may not suit you!!
Good luck.
 

Ellixt

Newbie
The only way to guarantee being a diver is to join as one, joining another branch and then later applying to change over is not a given.
If diver is what you really wish for - wait!!!
I don’t think transferring is a guaranteed route. A recruiter will be best to advise you although that said you may be seduced by a smooth talking person into something that may not suit you!!
Good luck.
Thank you both
 

Drakey

War Hero
Afternoon,

I've been out the Army about 2 years and want to look at joining as a mine clearance diver, however I've heard the job has a shocking waiting list for the PDA and diver medical. Instead of doing that I'm looking to join as a mine warfare specialist then hopefully transfer branch to become a diver when I've got a year or two under my belt. Anyone got any thoughts as to wether this is a good entry route into the Diver role or wether I should just get a grip and grizz out the waiting list/process to become a diver. Cheers for any help
Do that.
 

Core

Midshipman
Hi there, this short video will give you an idea what the difference is between MW's and Divers. You don't wanna join as a MW if you have aspirations for a Diver :)

 

Stirlin

War Hero
Just out of interest does anyone have an idea what the waiting list is like

Click on this link , there is a live chat option where your query may be answered

 

Jackthedusty

Midshipman
Diver wait time is approximately 10 months at the moment. This is if you applied today and got through all of the stages of recruiting without any issues. This is only a guide and does change regularly.
 
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