oh i was told that you can take a course when you've finished all your training to become a diver. and you get a pay rise aswell if you complete it? i don't mean DRIVER mind i mean diver as in water? lol
oh right i look forward to it lads as long as i pass selection on the 14th now lol im more interested in the diver specialist than the others but we'll see what happens. does everyone get a chance to specialise in something or...?
EOD isn't a trade you can join up to do specifically. If you get posted to 33 (EOD) Engr Regt you will do your bombs course (depending on trade etc). What level you do depends entirely on your rank when you get there.
Diver is a specialised course which is pretty nails phys wise. It is not a stand alone trade but you can be posted into an HQ Squadron as the dive storeman (if you are qualified of course) and I think you can be posted in as the Dive Supervisor. The extra pay is worth it and you do get some good jobs out of it. If you are a Fitter (Utilities and Petroleum) and a diver you will be collared for one of the fuels exercises. Last year they took place in Gibralter. What a shi'ite lob, diving ofr 3 weeks in Gib mid summer. You have to weight this up against being at the bottom of a harbour, mid winter with 0 visibility. If you just want to dive there are BSAC courses that take place at Bovington from March to October each year.