Hi all, Sorry if this question has come up before and it annoys you. Currently in the recruitment process and deciding between surface or submarine. I've drawn up a list of pros and cons on the information available to me, it would be great if other people who've had to decide can chuck in their two pennies worth. I think pay could well be the deciding factor but choosing submarine would be a massive commitment that I wouldn't want to regret which is why I need to know what I'd be getting myself into. The RN website videos seem to paint a good picture, then again they're trying to recruit you. Submarine pros: Better pay, 'golden hello' Greater team work - more close knit Shorter waiting time Feeling of pride and greater responsibility (I presume) Submarine cons: Hardly any contact with home Living six on-six off in a tin can No scenery, no fresh air, no sun, no moon or stars etc Limited space Based in Scotland Surface Pros: Telephone contact with home Able to breathe in fresh air More spacious More activities Surface Cons: Not bad pay, not great either No 'golden hello' Longer wait I don't know about when either are docked in a foreign port, could anyone please enlighten me? And I am right that submariners are based in Scotland? Nice one, Grimes.