Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963

A cargo barge, converted to a diving school was our main venue for class room and surface supplied diving training. This was on the Naval Station San Diego, 32nd Street. This is BM3 Karl-Wilhelm Welteke under the Navy Diver School sign on the diving barge in 1963.

Navy Diver Second Class students at their morning swim, 1963.

Every school day, in the Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963; we either run or swam for physical training. This was on the Naval Station San Diego, 32nd Street. Look at all those LSTs still in commission. There were 3 Amphibious Squadrons in San Diego. My buddy and I were from Amphibious Squadron 7 in Long Beach CA.

Navy Diver Second Class students are lined-up for the morning swim, 1963.

Every school day, in the Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963; we either run or swam for physical training. This was on the Naval Station San Diego, 32nd Street. The first uncovered head is my buddy DC2 Auman, we were sent here from the USS Belle Grove LSD-2 from Long Beach CA.

Navy MK5 Hard Head Diver at the Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963.

From one end of the Navy Diver School barge we trained in the use of the Surfaced Supplied Diver Equipment, such as this Hard Head and the Jack Brown Diving Mask and had to pass accomplishing work projects under the water.

Class 6-63 Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963 Graduation.

Class 6-63 Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963 Graduation picture. We still wore our diver designation batch on our upper right sleeve. Left in khaki was the Master Diver and right was our Diving Officer in Charge. My buddy DC2 DV2 Auman and I, BM3 DV2 K.-W. Welteke are the last 2 people at right of the rear row.

MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training

Class 6-63 Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963 MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training from the Diving School Barge; this is the diving station

MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training

Class 6-63 Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963 MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training from the Diving School Barge; the diver is getting dressed.

MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training

Class 6-63 Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963 MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training from the Diving School Barge; the helmet is coming down.

MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training

Class 6-63 Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963 MK 5 Diving Dress Diving Training from the Diving School Barge; the diver is getting dressed.

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