25th Naval Divers Course Presentation..
Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service Commodore Mark Mellet DSM presented the certificates to the successful candidates who recently completed the 25th Naval Divers course. The course was run from 6th December until the 25th February 2011, in the Naval Base, Haulbowline.
Pictured with FOCNS are NSDS instructors CPO Cunningham and LS Delaney, Divers A/Sea Payne, A/Sea McBearty, A/Sea Brown, S/Lt Mulchay and S/Lt O'Sullivan.
The Naval Service Diving Section (NSDS) has been in existence since the late 1960s. From humble beginnings as an internal diving team for the ships in the fleet, it has evolved into the primary State diving team, carrying out many varied tasks for a number of State Agencies.
As well as providing an air diving capability down to fifty metres, the NSDS have underwater search equipment at their disposal, including a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV), Side Scan Sonar and Magnetometer.
The following are the main roles of the NSDS:
- Search and Recovery
- Underwater Survey
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal
- Underwater Engineering
- Military Diving Training