Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center
350 S. Crag Road
Panama City Beach FL 32407
NDSTC logoThe Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC), located at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida, is the largest diving facility in the world. NDSTC trains military divers from all services. More than 1,200 students train each year, including students who are candidates for submarine SCUBA, U.S. Navy deep sea divers, Seabee underwater construction divers, joint service diving officers, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officers, diving medical technicians, diving medical officers, U.S. Army engineer divers, U.S. Marine Corps combatant divers, U.S. Coast Guard divers, and U.S. Air Force pararescue operators and combat controllers. A limited number of U.S. law enforcement, U.S. government agency and students from international partner nations also train at NDSTC.

NDSTC houses 23 certified diver life support systems, which include 6 hyperbaric recompression chambers, 2 diving simulation facilities capable to 300 feet, an aquatics training facility which is the second largest pool in the U.S., a submarine lock-out trunk and two 133-foot Yard Diving Tenders (YDT) for open ocean diving support (with recompression chambers and mixed gas diving capabilities).

NDSTC reports to the Center for EOD and Diving (CENEODDIVE).

Our mission is to train professional military divers to face any challenge anytime, anywhere. We provide them with the skills and the confidence to successfully complete the missions in support of our Nation’s Strategic Guidance.

We develop tomorrow’s leaders in the military diving and special operations communities

Decisiveness: We do the right thing, the first time, every time and on time. When in charge, lead - otherwise, support!
Integrity: Right is right – even if no one is doing it. Wrong is wrong – even if everyone is doing it. True courage is doing the right thing when it is difficult or unpopular.
Stewardship: Loyalty is the true measure of our leadership, gained only when those under our charge know that we will always put their needs before our own.
Humility: Know our strengths, accept our weaknesses and own our mistakes. Be ready to answer up for our actions.

EOD Dive School

  • Defense Media Activity - Navy Production
  • June 18, 2018 | 3:01

180618-N-ZA585-084 PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (June. 18, 2018) Sailors take on day two of training for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician dive school aboard Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center. This nine-week course teaches Navy EOD diving basics and prepares students for basic EOD training. (Navy Video by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Patrick Enright/Released).




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