The physical qualification for women divers is the same as those for men: be physically fit and in good health. Donna Tobias became the first woman to graduate from the Navy’s Deep Sea Diving School in 1975.
What is a female diver?
Ama (海女, “sea women”) are Japanese divers, famous for collecting pearls. They are also known as uminchu (in Okinawan) or kaito (in the Izu Peninsula). The vast majority of ama are women.
Divers are used by most branches of the military (not just the Navy), but these are primarily involved in combat roles (and SAR).
Salary Ranges for Navy Divers
The salaries of Navy Divers in the US range from $12,264 to $328,665 , with a median salary of $59,004 . The middle 57% of Navy Divers makes between $59,005 and $148,889, with the top 86% making $328,665.
How much does a pearl diver make?
An average pearl dive in Australia earns about $1300 per day while it is $500 and above in America.
Yes Navy Diver training is hard, but nothing like BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training where you become a Special Warfare Operator or SO). A “training day” is a good 8 hours and includes PT (Physical Training), classroom, and in-water training.
Diving Duty Pay and Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay. When assigned by orders to both diving duty and hazardous duty for the same period, a member may be paid special pay for diving duty and not more than two incentive payments for hazardous duty from among those listed in Chapter 22, section 2201 and Chapter 24.