In 2016 the Combatant Diver Course was conducted for the third consecutive year and was…
The Combatant Diver Course for Croatian, U.S. and Polish cadets was presented in the “Sv. Nikola” Barracks in Split on 28 July 2015, with some of the training elements displayed such as rowing skills demonstration, seaborne assault, dives and combat swimming with a rifle.
The Course was administered from 19 to 31 July, as a combined project of the Cadet Battalion of the Croatian Defence Academy, the Croatian Navy Training Centre and the Special Forces Command. The participants included 14 cadets of the Croatian Armed Forces, eight cadets from the United States and six cadets from Poland.
The Combatant Diver Course is a unique water survival training programme for cadets that comprises swimming and rowing over water obstacles and upgrades the previously mastered midshipmen skills. The first segment of the training entailed swimming and diving elements and a situational exercise at sea, while the second included the training in rowing, basic maritime navigation, rescue and first aid administration and was concluded with a situational exercise at sea.
The Course is intended for the Croatian senior cadets who completed the entire training in Basic military and midshipmen skills as well as for the cadets from NATO and partner nations’ military academies.