Underwater graduation parade for Singapore navy divers


A four-metre-deep dive pool became the parade square for 73 men who were declared combat-ready divers in an unusual underwater graduation parade – the first in Singapore.

The newly minted frogmen from the Naval Diving Unit stayed submerged and stood at attention on the floor of a pool during the hour-long ceremony in Sembawang Camp last week.

Instead of being dressed in ceremonial parade regalia, they were in full naval gear, which included diving fins, oxygen tanks and breathing masks.

And instead of a march-past, the elite frogmen, among the toughest fighters in the armed forces, swam across the pool.


Photo: Glen Ang

Source: www.straitstimes.com

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