Navy welders are enlisted personnel, and both men and women can qualify to be welders. Navy recruits hoping to launch a welding career must be at least 17 years old and no older than 34, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a high school graduate, according to the Navys website.
Similarly, do navy divers see combat? Performs underwater inspections, harbor/port/ship security inspections, including ordnance searching, Ship/submarine repair, salvage, expeditionary salvage and littoral combat, rescue, special warfare operations, underwater cutting and welding, demolition operations and small boat operations.
Secondly, how long does it take to become a Navy diver?
Navy Diver class A school is 15 weeks in duration, and it is located in Panama City, Florida. Before attending the class A school, a seven week preparatory school will be completed at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. The Navy Diver rating requires a minimum of a six year enlistment obligation.
Why do underwater welders die?
Many people believe that electrocution is the number one cause of death among underwater welders. I can understand the correlation: Water and electricity = unpredictability of electric current in welding electrode. Thus electricity fires into surrounding water and kills underwater welder.