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Submarine dive locker news: Military Diver Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS).

Over the years there has been much confusion on the diving qualification standard used by divers to qualify in the different watch stations. The Military Diver PQS is now the only standard in which to qualify.

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SUBJ/MILITARY DIVER PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION STANDARDS (PQS) IMPLEMENTATION// REF/A/DOC/NETC NAVEDTRA 43910-B/01FEB2007// REF/B/DOC/NETC NAVEDTRA 43910-C/01NOV2009// REF/C/DOC/NAVSEA NAVY DIVING MANUAL/15APR2008// NARR/REF A IS PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR DIVING SALVAGE WARFARE SPECIALIST. REF B IS PQS FOR MILITARY DIVERS. REF C IS NAVY DIVING MANUAL.

E-MAIL SAFE-submarines@navy.mil for POC Information

RMKS/1. REF A PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION STANDARDS (PQS) FOR DIVING SALVAGE WARFARE SPECIALIST HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY REF B PQS FOR MILITARY DIVERS.

2. SUBPAC DIVING COMMANDS ARE DIRECTED TO DOWNLOAD AND IMPLEMENT REF (B). AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF REF B IS AVAILABLE AT https://WWW.NKO.NAVY.MIL.

3. PERSONNEL IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING PQS REQUIREMENTS FROM REF (A) SHALL TERMINATE THE PQS AND QUALIFY UNDER REF (B). LINE ITEMS WITH A SIGNATURE FROM REF (A) CAN BE TRANSCRIBED TO IDENTICAL ITEMS IN REF (B). THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO QUALIFIED UNDER REF (A) ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RE-QUALIFY USING REF (B).

4. PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO SIGN FOR COMPLETION OF INDIVIDUAL WATCHSTATION DIVING PQS WILL BE DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER. PERSONNEL SIGNING FOR PQS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PQS THEY ARE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN OFF.

5. SUBMARINE COMMANDS MAY TAILOR DIVING PQS BY HAVING SENIOR DIVING PERSONNEL REVIEW FOR CONTENT THEN ADD OR DELETE LINE ITEMS THAT MAKE THE PQS UNIQUE TO YOUR COMMAND. ONCE APPROVED AND SIGNED BY YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER, RETAIN THE MASTER COPY.

6. REF C REQUIRES ALL SUBMARINE DIVING OPERATIONS BE SUPERVISED BY A DIVING SUPERVISOR QUALIFIED PQS 306 IAW REF B. ALL SUBMARINE DIVING COMMANDS SHALL MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT QUALIFIED DIVING SUPERVISORS TO SUPPORT EXPECTED DIVING OPERATIONS.

CWO3 Jeff Annon
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Date:Apr 1, 2010
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