You will have to undertake the normal selection process for the RN/RNR but you do need to have the following: - Recognised military or police diving qualification or evidence of recent diving experience. A minimum and current recognised civilian or commercial diving qualification of: • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or • BSAC Advanced Diver or • HSE Part 4 Commercial Diver Pass a pre-selection Diver assessment weekend and full service diving medical.
Talk to your local RNR unit and Careers Office.
Tip top advice.
Before entering an AFCO and stating "I wish to join as a diver", unless you're a trained Navy Clearance Diver, you can't. No such beastie as a civilian direct entry diver in the RNR.
The AFCO process the individual for entry into the RNR as a generic Rating or Officer, trade specialisations come later, in some cases up to a couple of years later so the RNR can advise on what is available once joined, the AFCO do the stuff that gets you into the RNR.
You know what NS I think you could be wrong on this?? Pretty sure when I popped down the school end of the lake the other day there was a RNR course running, and there were no "ex's" on it. I said at the time I didn't recognise any one and it was mentioned they are RNR staright in.Think it's a 6 week course for basic MEOD Force protection etc. However like all things I am happy to be corrected. Nick give Horsea a ring 02392 224010 that's the school they should help you out. Good luck
So it would seem you can!!! I knew despite the strong coffee I wasn't losing the plot in the school the other day NS