Topic: Australian Naval Reserve Diving Team TEN

International mine warfare exercise concludes in Hobart

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Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania.

A mine countermeasures exercise, involving seven Navies has drawn to a close in Hobart.

International forces join together in Hobart for Exercise DUGONG 2015

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Divers from the Royal Navy Fleet Diving Team 2 conduct tests on their diving gear in the shallow water off Hobart, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Divers from the Royal Navy Fleet Diving Team 2 conduct tests on their diving gear in the shallow water off Hobart, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

With the magnificent backdrop of Mount Wellington and working in the deep cool waters off Hobart, personnel from Australia, Great Britain, the United States, New Zealand and Canada and observers from India and Sweden, began Exercise DUGONG 2015 on 5 October.

The shark whisperer dives in Hobart

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Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

Most of us are apprehensive of sharks when we enter the water, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston finds the prospect exciting.

A busy man gives something back

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Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Able Seaman Luke Shea, during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Able Seaman Luke Shea, during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

It’s said if you want a job done, give it to a busy person, this phrase certainly applies to Able Seaman Clearance Diver Luke Shea. A member of Australian Naval Reserve Dive Team Ten, Able Seaman Shea is a family man, the General Manager of Tasmania’s largest automotive group, JMC Automotive, as well as finding time to serve his country as a diver.

The cold water specialist at home during Exercise DUGONG

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Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Leading Seaman Nicholas Dingle, inside his team's storage room during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Leading Seaman Nicholas Dingle, inside his team's storage room during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

Quiet, with a glint in his eye, Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Nick Dingle, is a man who inspires confidence and respect. Currently involved in Exercise DUGONG 2015, as an active member of Naval Reserve Diving Team 10, Leading Seaman Dingle has established himself as a qualified and highly competent member of a very tight team.

Careers on show in Tasmania

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Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, meets Navy personnel manning the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme simulator at the ADF Careers Expo 2015, Tasmania. From left; Midshipman (MIDN) Alex Neville, MIDN Sophie Wheen, ACM Binskin, AM, MIDN Roman Sinardet and MIDN Charles Gordon. (photo: CPL Shannon McCarthy)

Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, meets Navy personnel manning the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme simulator at the ADF Careers Expo 2015, Tasmania. From left; Midshipman (MIDN) Alex Neville, MIDN Sophie Wheen, ACM Binskin, AM, MIDN Roman Sinardet and MIDN Charles Gordon.

The Australian Defence Force Careers Expo - Tasmania was held in Hobart from 18-19 September.