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Participants cut a hole in the ice at Sheridan Lake before setting up their shelters at ICEDIVEX23 a five-day training exercise led by Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific). An international team of 39 divers arrived at the lake to challenge their extreme cold-weather diving skills.

FDU leads ‘Ice-cold’ international diving “EX”

The team of 39 divers from Canada and four other nations arrived at Lake Sheridan on March 6 to challenge their extreme cold-weather diving skills. The training was part of ICEDIVEX 23, a five-day training exercise led by the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) (FDU(P)).

Naomi Morrell, Roller Girl

Roller Girl gets ready to rumble

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Lacing up her roller skates and putting on a Team Canada jersey is a huge deal to Naomi Morrell. The 16-year-old is preparing to represent Canada at the 2023 Roller Derby Junior World Cup in France this July. “The idea of representing Canada hasn’t quite set in yet, it feels too big […]

PATs assist with NDU(P)

‘PATs’ pitching in at Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific)

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — Personnel Awaiting Training (PATs) have become a short-term solution to address personnel shortages at the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) (FDU(P)). In recent weeks, 12 Royal Military College (RMC) Cadets and seven members of Naval Fleet School (Pacific) (NFS(P)) rolled up their sleeves and worked with a litany of tasks at the […]

Two special forces scuba divers show each other the ok sign while preparing to dive.

Training units introduce Physical Performance Specialist

DND — The selection process for Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Clearance Divers and Naval Tactical Operators has recently taken a new approach. To better support applicants to these physically demanding trades, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Human Performance (HP) and PSP Esquimalt worked closely with both units to create Candidate Physical Preparation Aides for the selection process and bridge the […]