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Air Force Combat Dive Course-SR

Last updated: 23 Jan 2024

Course Description
​This course qualifies graduates for future U.S. Special Forces Baseline Interoperable Standards for Combat Diving Operations. It trains selected Special Warfare Airmen in the knowledge and skills needed to perform baseline interoperability combat diver standards. Training includes diving theory, water confidence, dive equipment inspection and maintenance, SCUBA diving procedures, underwater search methods, dive systems principles, closed circuit diving procedures, compass swimming, and beach infiltration techniques.
​Airmen must:
  • Be a US citizen, 
  • Volunteer for career field related hazardous duty, 
  • Provide documentation of successful completion of an approved physical fitness assessment. The assessment must be administered within 30 days of class start date. 
  • Have a certified (reviewed/stamped by HQ AETC/SGPS) Special Warfare Airman (SWA) physical as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination Standards and the Medical Standards Directory (special warfare column) that is current for the duration of the training pipeline. The initial training SWA physical is valid for 2 years, 
  • Applicants for initial and advanced dive training must have a valid NAVPERS 1200/6, U.S. Military Diving Medical Screening Questionnaire, completed and signed by an Underwater Medical Officer (UMO) not more than 1 month prior to actual transfer to dive training. 

This document serves as an interval medical history from the time the original DD Form 2807- 1/2808 were completed until time of transfer for accession into training in basic and advanced diving duty, as well as a medical record screening for any missed or new condition(s) that may be considered disqualifying (CD).
Any condition found to be CD that has not been properly addressed needs to be resolved prior to the Airmen's transfer to dive training. The NAVPERS 1200/6 should be added to the member's medical record. Enlisted Airmen must be a graduate of the Special Warfare Assessment and Selection and an approved Pre-Dive course.
Students are required to send their medical records to AFCDC medical NO LATER THAN TWO-WEEKS prior to class start date.

Students arriving without appropriate medical documents in hand, will be required to obtain their records prior to class start.

Students who have not completed their required hyperbaric chamber pressure test IAW the USN Diving Manual, are required to report one-week prior to course start date with appropriate medical documents in hand as listed below.

The medical documents are:
  • Current DD FORM 2766, Immunization Record
  • Current DD FORM 2807, Report of Medical History
  • Current DD FORM 2808, Dive Physical to include:
    1. Full neurological examination
    2. Current chest x-ray report
    3. Current copy of 12-lead EKG strip
    4. Dental Class I or II rating within 12-months of exam date posted on DD FORM 2808
  • Current AF 2992, Flight Physical NOTE:  The AF FORM 2992 is mandatory to start day one of course. Students who do not have a current AF 2992 or equivalent will be sent back to their home unit.
  • Hyperbaric Pressure test verification (must be completed prior to class start unless pre-coordinated with AFCDC).

    Contact the Air Force Combat Dive Medical Technician at (850) 230-7708 for questions or clarifications.
Contact the Gateway Inn immediately at (850) 588-0753 to confirm your stay and provide your GTC information. The MTLs have reserved rooms for the group already if there are rooms available. If you have already made your own reservations, please just let them know that you are with the Air Force Combat Dive School.
**NOTE: The Gateway Inn will issue non-availability letter if there are no rooms available throughout your stay.**
The MTLs have blocked off dorm rooms for the entire duration of the course.
Students will fly into Panama City Florida International Airport, (airport identifier "ECP"). 

At the airport, students will notify a taxi to take them to the Navy Base. 
Keep ALL receipts; you will need them for your travel voucher.
Arriving during duty hours (Monday ‐ Friday 0730‐1600)
Report to Bldg. 350 and check-in with the Dive school quarterdeck to get orders stamped. 
Then proceed room 203 to in-process with Military Training Leader (MTL).
Arriving after duty hours
Contact the MTL at (210) 488-5295 prior to leaving home base for accountability purposes. Report to NDSTC quarterdeck to have your orders stamped and proceed to the Gateway Inn. Gateway Inn is in Bldg. 349 by the Marina and the number is (850) 588-0753. Meals are available at the galley. No PT gear of any kind is allowed in the Galley.
Contact the MTL at (210) 488-5295 prior to leaving home base for accountability purposes. The MTL will meet you at the Unaccompanied Housing located at Bldg. 304N to issue dorm keys and meal cards. No PT gear of any kind is allowed in the Galley.
If you have any delays while en route, contact an MTL immediately. (210) 488-5295
All students must arrive and maintain meeting Air Force uniform and grooming standards.

Partial Meals are available 
Seashore General Mess Meal Hours
Weekdays                                                      Weekends/Holidays
Breakfast 0445-0700                                               Brunch 0930-1200
Lunch 1100-1300                                         Dinner 1630-1800
Dinner 1630-1800
Students attending this course are required to report at least 24 hours prior to the initial course start date.  
  • Government Travel Card
  • Military ID Card
  • 2 x Garrison OCPs or 2 x field multi-cams or OCP's
  • 2 x Uniform cap ‐ 1 x Garrison; 1 x Field "booney" cap (optional)
  • 2 x Belt with buckle (1 x Garrison, 1 x Field "swim")
  • 2 x Pair boots - (1 x Garrison, 1 x Field)
  • 1 x Pair Dive Booties (optional)
  • 5 x Pair (minimum) of black cushion sole socks
  • 6 x T‐shirts (minimum) - brown color (marked on arrival at AFCDC per staff direction)
  • 1 x Pair gloves - black (Nov‐Apr)
  • 1 x Watch cap - black (Nov‐Apr)
  • 1 x Field jacket or GORTEX ‐ (Nov‐Apr) / Rain gear (Issued garments only)
  • 2 x Pair running shoes – (one for classroom/one for PT)
  • 1 x Pair flip-flops/shower shoes
  • 7 x Pair socks (White)
  • 5 x Cotton undergarments (white) worn under issued UDT shorts, (black) sports bra (must be chamber approved 100% cotton or 65% cotton/35% polyester blend)
  • 1 x USAF Sweats (Gray), top and bottom
  • 2 x Towels (minimum)
  • 6 x Pair running shorts – Blue or Black (as issued)
  • 1 x Personal backpack – (ensure compliance with AFI 36‐2903)
  • 1 x Pen/pencil, notebook, high‐lighter, index cards
  • 1 x 64-ounce water container
  • 1 x I.D. tag set
  • 2 x Military issue eyeglasses (as required)
Airmen are not permitted to bring personal firearms or ammunition while attending Special Warfare Training Group (SWTG) courses. If firearms are transported to a SWTG course due to TDY en route, PCS, or some other unavoidable circumstance; they must be declared to SW training leadership immediately and turned-in to the Security Forces (SF) armory immediately upon arrival. A copy of the AF Form 1314, Firearms Registration, and the DD Form 2760, Qualifications to Possess Firearms or Ammunition will be submitted to SF Armory, and to SW training leadership. Failure to comply with the above instructions is punishable under Article 92; Failure to Comply; under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Visit AFCDC website for more information and POCs at:

Point of Contact
Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center
Air Force Combat Dive Course (AFCDC)

Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center
350 S. Crag Road
Panama City Beach FL 32407

(210) 488-5295 | (850) 235‐5260 | (850) 636‐6243 | (850) 636‐6331

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