Fleet Diving Units 1, 2 & 3

The Fleet Diving Group is made up of three elite units. Fleet Diving Unit 1 (FDU1) is at immediate readiness 365 days a year. Fleet Diving Units 2 and 3 offer maritime force protection to all RN ships and operate worldwide.

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Fleet Diving Unit 1 provides expertise in maritime counter terrorism, dealing with possible terrorist devices. They are parachute-trained and remain at a high state of readiness to move. Whilst the specialities of Fleet Diving Units 2 and 3 are port and harbour clearance, searching berths,  jetties and ships. Both these teams can deploy swiftly around the globe. 

Navy's explosive experts in Canadian bomb disposal exercise

Navy's explosive experts in Canadian bomb disposal exercise

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Princess Royal visits Portsmouth Naval Base

Princess Royal visits Portsmouth Naval Base

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Navy divers tested amid the Red Sea’s coral reefs

Elite Navy divers tested amid the Red Sea’s coral reefs

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Lieutenant Commander Ben Stait joined the Royal Navy in 1995, he assumed command of the Fleet Diving Group in February 2015.

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