The current recruiting Visual Acuity (VA) standard for divers is set at VA2 yet the employment standard defines a higher in-Service standard (although not quite VA1). This higher standard is required as diving masks are not allocated to individuals and therefore corrective lenses in the mask are not an option. Visual Acuity Standards for Service Divers The minimum visual acuity standards for service diver are: a. Visual Acuity (Uncorrected): 6/36, 6/36, 6/24 combined b. Visual Acuity (Corrected): 6/6, 6/9 If in doubt - contact your AFCO now. This change applies to all MCDs yet to join the Naval service - Even if you have passed PDA and have been allocated an entry date.