16 Aug '12, 10am

Royal Engineers learn ocean diving in Helmand desert: Sappers from 26 Engineer Regiment have been taking part in...

The ten students, none of whom have dived before, are being taught by Captain Mick Stewart at the Royal Engineer diver training facility in Camp Bastion. The three-metre-deep dive tank holds up to 70,000 litres of water and can accommodate two students at a time. The Perham Down-based sappers will qualify as British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) ocean divers, and will be able to dive to depths of up to twenty metres after some top-up training in the UK. This course has the added benefit of giving the participants some light relief from their operational duties. Captain Stewart explained why the course is so important: "Adventure training is an important part of military life. It gives soldiers a break from the norm and a chance to learn new skills," he said. "Many people think that scuba diving is floating around effortlessly in tropical reefs, which can be true in some cases but t...

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