To any current or recently-retired Clearance Divers out there... What are your impressions of the branch as a whole? Positive? Negative? Please elaborate. Furthermore, I keep reading on this site about the govt's current neglect of the Navy, and on top of this the potential introduction of carriers, more attack subs, more missile subs. Will this have a further negative impact on the smaller areas of the RN, such as diving, on account of budgets being diverted? I'm shortly to be joining as a diver, and am quite positive about the whole thing and will join no matter what the comments here turn out to be. But having said that, I'd like to enter with my eyes open.