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140213-N-CG436-031 PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2014) Students at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) conduct training operations in the center's 40-foot-deep Aquatic Training Facility. NDSTC, the largest diving facility in the world, trains more than 1,200 military divers from every branch of service each year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Scichilone)
The 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).
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Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center
350 S. Crag Road
Panama City Beach FL 32407


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