Diving Officer

6-9.3.1 Command Diving Officer. The Command Diving Officer's primary responsibility is the safe conduct of all diving operations within the command. The Command Diving Officer will become thoroughly familiar with all command diving techniques and have a detailed knowledge of all applicable regulations and is responsible for all operational and administrative duties associated with the command diving program. The Command Diving Officer is designated in writing by the Commanding Officer. Although preferably a qualified diver, any commissioned officer, or in the absence of a PQS qualified commissioned officer, a Master Diver, may be assigned as the Command Diving Officer.

6-9.3.2 Watchstation Diving Officer. Personnel assigned as the Watchstation Diving Officer are responsible to the Commanding Officer for the safe and successful conduct of the diving operation. The Watchstation Diving Officer provides overall supervision of diving operations, ensuring strict adherence to procedures and precautions. Although preferably a qualified diver, any PQS qualified commissioned officer or Master Diver may be assigned this watchstation. The Watchstation Diving Officer must be designated in writing by the Commanding Officer.

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