Kuwait Navy Ship (KUN) Istiglal begins towing the SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) in a tow sled to a location where a SDV mission will be launched in the Northern Arabian Gulf. The dark gray sky is smoke from the burning oil fields in Kuwait.
SEAL combat swimmer pair dive using Draeger LAR-V oxygen rebreather and navigate underwater using an "attack board" that has a compass, time and depth guage.
UDT-12 2nd Platoon enjoys a break in overseas operations at Telefofo Falls in Guam. Don't know if this is a beer commercial or a calender photo shoot!
2nd platoon swimming the MK-8 hose demolition grid on the surface, using UDT lifejackets to help float the negative weight of the explosives, to the location where the grid will be implanted.
UDT-12 Commanding Officer inspects 2nd Platoon's underwater obstacle demolition field. He ensures the DET cord trunk line is secure; haversack leads are properly attached to the trunk line in this case with blue devil connectors; there are no sharp breaks in the trunk line itself; and the haversacks are securely tied to the obstacles.
Frogmen swim pair place the straps of two twenty pound Haversack explosive charges over the beach obstacles steel projectiles. Obstacle is located in the surf zone partially out of the water.
Undwater view of a Frogman's deep fin strokes to surface swim his end of the MK-8 Hose demolition grid out through the turbid, cold and dark waters of the surf zone.
Frogman free dives in the turbid dark San Clemente Island, CA waters and uses a windlass to tighten down the tie off line around the two twenty pound haversacks of explosives and the Japanese Scully obstacle mock-up.
Frogman steps off 25 yard distance in between beach markers as others survey the backshore area to include information on the hydrographic chart.
UDT-12 2nd Platoon Frogmen conduct an administrative perpendicular hydrographic reconnaissance of a beach in the Philippines. Beach party hold flags on the beach so swimmers in the water can align in a straight line.
Frogman emplaces a MK-4 Limpet Mine onto a mock target.
UDT-12 Frogman free dives and connects leads from 40lb haversacks to the obstacle field trunk line detonation cord.
Green Sea Turtle shell camoflauge with bottom topography.
Dive buddy surfaces under coastal tree overhangs in PNG.
Blue Masked Angelfish
Flattened Crocodilefish - Night dive @ 30 feet Sponge Heaven.
UDT 12 Frogman free dives 20 feet in turbid San Clemente Island, CA water and connects two twenty pound demolition haversacks detonation (Det) cord leads to a Det Cord trunk line that connects to the rest of the obstacle field demolitions. Obstacle is a UDT-11 made Japanese Scully mock up.
UDT-12 Frogman records lead line depth sounding on a slate during an Administrative Hydrographic Reconnaissance of a shoreline in the Philippines. Swimmer lanes are 25-50 yards apart and each swimmer free dives to the bottom in between depth soundings to look for obstacles.