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This is a genuine current badge. It is the highest qualification divers badge of the US Navy, manufactured by Vanguard USA, hallmarked on the reverse V-21-N. Measuring 26.mm (H) x 30.mm (W). Antique silver finish, with extremely fine detail. Worn as a breast badge, with two prongs and clutch back plugs.
HISTORY: A United States Navy Diver refers to a member of the community of officer and enlisted personnel in the United States Navy who are qualified in underwater open/closed circuit breathing apparatus and Deep Sea Diving. This branch of the Navy's Special Operations Community conducts underwater salvage, harbour clearance operations, in-water ship/submarine repair, submarine rescue, SEAL Delivery Vehicle deployment/recovery, saturation diving, experimental diving, underwater construction/welding as well as serve as diving technical experts at SEAL/Marine Corps/and EOD diving commands. In 2006, the U.S. Navy established a new rating, Navy Diver (ND), in the Navy's special operations community. Navy Divers are trained at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Centre (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. The Navy Diver works in extreme conditions, performing various underwater tasks ranging from underwater ship repair to underwater salvage. They are capable of going to bone-crushing depths with saturation diving qualifications. The Navy Experimental Diving Unit, (NEDU) also located in Panama City, conducts experiments that keep the Navy Diver on the cutting edge of hyperbaric knowledge and sets the standard for civilian divers. After obtaining the Navy Scuba Diver badge, divers may progressively qualify for more experienced diving badges as a Second Class Diver, First Class Diver, and ultimately Master Diver.
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