Sailors training for the Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal rating must complete the basic EOD diver course at Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Florida. The Navy EOD training pipeline can take nearly a year to complete and is unique among all other branches for teaching dive capabilities.
The tough training turns out some of the most adaptable EOD personnel in the world, though. Navy EOD technicians regularly integrate with special operations forces — from working alongside Navy SEALs to Army Special Forces soldiers, Navy EOD techs are out there making the waters of the world safe. Click here to learn more about the Navy’s EOD dive school.