Seabee Divers Provide SCUBA Academy to Solomon Islands Police Force

Photo by EO1 (SCW/DV) Manuel Terrero

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UT2 (SCW/DV) Erick Martin, UCT 2, observes RSIPF members conduct underwater buddy breathing, Solomon Islands, June 4. 

Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2’s Construction Dive Detachment Charlie (CDDC) is leading the Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in five weeks of basic and advanced SCUBA training as part of the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) program. Topics include underwater searching, supervisory skills, preventive maintenance and safety procedures. Based in Port Hueneme, Calif., UCT 2 is in the Solomon Islands on the fifth of six stops spanning five countries during its deployment across Pacific Fleet. During this time, UCT divers will conduct inspection, maintenance and repair of various underwater and waterfront facilities, as well as participate in four PACFLT exercises.

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CE1 (SCW/DV) Daniel Luberto, UCT 2, instructs RSIPF members in proper buddy breathing ascent procedures, Solomon Islands, June 4. 

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SW1 (SCW/DV) Cody Oswald, UCT 2, inspects the SCUBA gear of an RSIPF member following a ditch and don evolution, Solomon Islands, May 30. 

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A Seabee diver from UCT 2 instructs RSIPF in proper SCUBA buddy breathing technique, Solomon Islands, May 29. 

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EO1 (SCW/DV) Manuel Terrero, UCT 2, instructs RSIPF members in proper SCUBA ascent procedures, Solomon Islands, June 4. 

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Seabee divers from UCT 2, instruct RSIPF members in mask, fin and snorkel techniques, Solomon Islands, May 27. 

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UCT 2’s Construction Dive Detachment Charlie (CDDC) leads the RSIPF in five weeks of basic and advanced SCUBA training as part of the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) program, Solomon Islands, May 27.

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CE1 (SCW/DV) Daniel Luberto, UCT 2, oversees UCT’s CDDC as they instruct RSIPF members in mask, fin and snorkel techniques, Solomon Islands, May 27. CDDC is leading the RSIPF in five weeks of basic and advanced SCUBA training as part of the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) program. 

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