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02-08-07, 07:25 PM #1
Pre Dive Training
Can anyone tell me more about Force Recon Pre Dive training that my son is currently going through in Okinawa, Japan. I get the impression that the training pushes them beyound most boundaries of physical endurance.
02-08-07, 08:17 PM #2
FOR BREAKFAST~THEY EAT~(SEAL'S) SEMPER~FORCE
02-08-07, 10:32 PM #3
Can't speak alot about the SPECIFIC training, but as a diver (trained by a former SEAL), I can get you in the right direction.
Boyles Law, gas expansion, depth = pressure.... lots of that.
Partial gas pressure x depth
All of that before he ever gets wet.
Then it's about FOCUS
Focus on your depth, breath rate, gear, buddy, tasks
How to recover from a mask knocked off at 60 feet (I've had it happen)
Gear malfunctions, buddy trouble, etc.
Sport Diving is one of the FEW sports with virtually ZERO government interferrence. Mainly because the sport does such a good job of regulating itself.
And I know Sport and Military diving are different, but they are also the same.
It's science, physology, .... and an absolute BLAST !!
He'll be fine.
02-09-07, 06:20 AM #4Originally Posted by Proud USMC Dad
The professionals training your son will find his peak torque and if he dosen't make the grade, you can still be proud of him being accepted for the training, and it's not a disgrace for not making the cut, just knowing that the board of officer's and enlisted in that job picked him for giving a go at the training.
Just remember, the dumb question is the one that's not asked!
Semper fi. hmckinley
02-09-07, 12:25 PM #5
Pre-Dive Training Completed-Hoorah
Thank You hmckinley & mrbsox for repsonding to my inquiry. It is very much appreciated! Getting experienced veteran thoughts and comments is helpful to me to better understand what he is going through. Also, I pass on your comments to him which can only help him to be even better prepared. Since I have not experienced this training myself it's hard for me to be helpful to him...so my heartfelt thanks to you!
Also, I am happy to report that John (USMC RECON Son) called last to tell me he had completing the pre-dive training. Other than being very tired and not feeling real well he was proud to have finished the training. He told me that over 1/2 of the original starting group did not. He is now on to intensive EMC (Emergency Medical Training) for about a month before he goes on to complete the Naval Diving & Salavage Training in Panama City, Florida.
Any other thoughs or advice is appreciated!
02-09-07, 12:57 PM #6
go to force recon assn (they have a web site). lot of useful information for you there. Force Recon myself for period of time and loved every second of it.
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