Published on February 21st, 2014 | by Chris Hagerman

BUD/S Second Phase – Combat Dive Phase

Second Phase, the combat diving phase, lasts seven weeks.  This phase introduces underwater skills that will separate the class from other special operations forces when they become SEALs.  During this phase, the students will become basic combat swimmers and will learn open and closed-circuit diving.

Successful Second Phase students demonstrate a high level of comfort in the water and the ability to perform in stressful and often uncomfortable environments.  Students who are not completely comfortable in the water often struggle to succeed.

Video & information courtesy of U.S. Navy SEAL & SWCC Scout Team, official recruiting directorate for Naval Special Warfare.

About the Author

Chris is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, 18-Delta Combat Medic, and SEAL Sniper. His career included tours with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two and SEAL Team Two in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. You can follow him on Twitter @Chris_Hagerman.


1 comments
la80
la80

Is dive phase more relaxed than first phase has far as the hours spent training full speed like first phase or is it just has rough paced has first phase

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