Coast Guard diving is a small community; 60-billeted positions are augmented by only a handful of trainees each year. In addition to rigorous dive training and the maintaining of peak physical fitness, Coast Guard divers are expected to excel in academia, particularly in underwater physics and medicine.

Dive in!

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Coast Guard divers are a multi-mission force. They’ll move from an inspection and cleaning of a cutter’s hull in one operation to a homeland security dive for the next. And not only […]


Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay

Float plan helps save six lives

Search and rescue…. one of the Coast Guard’s oldest and most recognizable missions. On an average day, the Coast Guard rescues 13 lives and in 2009 the Coast Guard responded to more than 23,000 SAR cases and saved 4,747 lives. On Sunday evening, […]