Topic: Diving Teams

Divers present recompression capability to Fiji’s Chief of Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Brenton Paine, left, speaks with Fiji's Chief of Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake about the functionality of the transportable recompression chamber at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Brenton Paine, left, speaks with Fiji's Chief of Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake about the functionality of the transportable recompression chamber at HMAS Waterhen.

A Fijian Navy contingent led by the Chief of the Fijian Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake, was recently given a familiarisation tour of the Royal Australian Navy’s Diver Recompression chambers.

Divers sharpen their claws

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), US Department of Defence (photographer)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019. (photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Billy Ho)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019.

Explosive experts from the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have joined their counterparts from three other navies for Exercise HYDRACRAB in Guam.

Mine Warfare and Divers in deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean.

The successes of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Community over the past 12 months is set to continue with support to multiple deployments throughout the region underway.

Australian Navy dives into training with Sri Lankan counterparts

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers and their Sri Lankan counterparts pose for a group photograph after a day of Explosive Ordnance Disposal training as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 in Trincomolee, Sri Lanka. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers and their Sri Lankan counterparts pose for a group photograph after a day of Explosive Ordnance Disposal training as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 in Trincomolee, Sri Lanka.

A team of Navy clearance divers embarked in HMAS Success for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 has taken the opportunity to strengthen ties with their Sri Lankan Navy counterparts through a joint training initiative.

Navy Clearance Divers dive iconic memorial

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLTLT Stephanie Anderson (author), SGT Amanda Campbell (photographer), AB Benjamin Johnson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Benjamin Johnson, prepares to dive on the USS Arizona Memorial site in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018. (photo: AB Benjamin Johnson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Benjamin Johnson, prepares to dive on the USS Arizona Memorial site in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have been afforded the opportunity to see the USS Arizona from a perspective few people in the world would get to experience.

Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 receives US Commendation

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author and photographer)

Members of the 1991 Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 at HMAS Penguin for their US Unit Commendation presentation ceremony for service during the First Gulf War. (photo: LCDR Lauren Rago)

Members of the 1991 Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 at HMAS Penguin for their US Unit Commendation presentation ceremony for service during the First Gulf War.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Team 3 (AUSCDT 3) were awarded a United States (US) Navy Unit Commendation for exceptionally meritorious service in the 1991 Gulf War at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin today.

Mateship recognised as Australians honoured by US Marine Corps

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australian Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australian Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The United States Marine Corps has awarded a rare honour to 107 Australian Defence Force members who helped recover a US Marine aircraft off the north Queensland coast late last year.

Divers lend submarine a hand

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West.

Navy teamwork was on show recently as members of Clearance Diving Team Four came to the aid of their submariner colleagues to carry out a vital piece of maintenance on HMAS Farncomb.

Work experience for future Navy women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABMT Glenn Oliveiro (photographer), LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling.

Women in Navy Leadership was the focus of a three-day camp at HMAS Stirling as part of the Defence Work Experience Program.

Training deepens for clearance divers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay. (photo: Unknown)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay.

Clearance Divers from minehunters HMA Ships Huon and Yarra recently conducted a week of deep dive training using some more unconventional but operationally important equipment.