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Desert divers train in Afghanistan

July 12, 2011

A bone-dry desert is probably the last place you’d expect to find people in wet suits. But in Afghanistan that’s exactly where a team of 21 military Engineer divers do their training and have a seventy thousand-litre water tank to train in.

Every two weeks Marine and Royal Engineer divers from across Helmand come to the 3 metre deep pool. The aim: to practice underwater some of the manual work they do on land.

Click on the image below to view the report by Rob Olver of BFBS

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