RAN Diver Training Complex Officially Opens

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Sunday, December 08, 2013

After two years of construction, the upgraded Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Diving School and the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) have been officially opened at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin.

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, was joined by current and former members of the Navy diving community at the ribbon cutting.
 
The buildings are part of a $63.3 million redevelopment which has modernised facilities at HMAS Penguin and the Pittwater Annexe in Clareville.

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, says the enhancement has provided purpose built training facilities and accomodation. “The redevelopment has enhanced the Dive School and SUMU’s ability to deliver training and capability to the Navy. For the last few years, personnel were working in buildings built in the 1940s, which were designed to support weapons testing and maintenance of the submarine fleet. This did not match the functions for which they are now required,” said Commander Doble.

He added: “The upgrade has for the first time brought together all diving sub-branches, including Clearance Diving, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Underwater Battle Damage Repair in one complex, increasing efficiency of training conduct and collegiality.”
 

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