The Navy Diver book is now available from:

or Best Publishing


The Book

With the cooperation of the United States Navy, CHINFO and numerous commands with a diving capability,
NAVY DIVER is destined to become the definitive text on US Navy diving programs today.

Whether recovering debris from an air disaster, searching for explosive ordnance, clearing obstacles on an enemy beach, or changing the twenty-ton screws on an aircraft carrier, navy divers perform difficult tasks under often cold, dark, hazardous conditions.

Through high quality images and accompanying text,
NAVY DIVER will highlight every aspect of navy diving, including:
• Navy Diving History
• Navy Diver Selection & Training
• The Experimental Diving Unit
• Diving Equipment & Development
• Ships Husbandry Divers
• Mobile Diving & Salvage Units
• Underwater Construction Units
• Explosive Ordnance Disposal
• Navy Seal Teams & SDVs
• US Marine Corps Combat Swimmers
• Deep Submergence Rescue

Research and photographic images for this project are being compiled by Mark Lonsdale – a former deep saturation diver and the author of several books and numerous articles related to diving and military special operations.

NAVY DIVER is scheduled for release by mid-2005, so keep checking back on this web page for up-dates.

Mark V. Lonsdale can be contacted at
STTU Publishing

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