Being very fit and would upper body strength or anything like that be an advantage, I'm very fit at the minute, and a pretty strong swimmer, I'm 16 and I know you have to be 18 to join as a diver so I will have 2 years to get prepared
best job in the world if you get through basic but you also need a strong mind also to cope with all they throw at you
had 30 yrs of doing it and enjoyed every minute
keep at the fitness lots of mud runs get the legs strong
also just remember its not all nice clear water
you will see some very nasty sights but life goes on
The nastiest thing is trying to spend all that extra SSP! Bobby be prepared for loads of shit off people for being a diver too, but don't worry they love us really, don't you lads? Lads? Lads........................... ;-)
Four of 'Them' were practicing night time exits & re-entries in Gareloch in the early '70's.
Submarine ran into a salinocline and started into a fast drop taking the guys on the casing (who, if memory serves me well were plugged into the HP air main via RABA sets)
Skipper put his foot on the accelerator to get control. One survivor made it to surface. The other three were located by sonar and recovered by the Fleet Team within 48 hours.
BZ to the CD's for that one.
(but they are still a bunch of posing cnuts who richly deserve all the stick they get)