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29.03.12

Rare photo shows Navy SEAL divers in action

A stunning photo showing US Navy SEAL divers surfacing before swimming back to their guided-missile submarine has been released in celebration of the outfit’s 50th anniversary.

This year, Naval Special Warfare celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first two SEAL Teams. There are now 10 SEAL Teams, made up of 600 officers and 1,900 enlisted sailors.

SEALs take their name from the environments in which they are trained to operate: SEa, Air and Land. Among their other skills, they are highly trained divers who continue to take on the toughest of missions, under extreme circumstances and in the most arduous of environments.

The above image, supplied to Sport Diver directly from the US Navy, shows Navy SEALs from SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT) 1 during recent exercises in the Pacific, swimming back to the guided-missile submarine USS Michigan. Because of the nature of their work, this photo offers a rare glimpse into the training SEALs perform in the open ocean.

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Kirsop/Released.

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