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Divers Complete Tough Eight-Week Course

Eight divers from various arms of the disciplined ser­vices withstood a tough eight-week course to pass with fly­ing colours at the Togalevu Navy Base yesterday. While
07 Sep 2019 11:47
Divers Complete Tough Eight-Week Course
The office of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Navy Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake (sitting fifth from left) with the divers at the back. Photo: RFMF Navy

Eight divers from various arms of the disciplined ser­vices withstood a tough eight-week course to pass with fly­ing colours at the Togalevu Navy Base yesterday.

While receiving their certificates, the graduates spoke of the need for a positive mental attitude to with­stand the various tests they took.

The course was so tough that only eight graduated from the initial field of 26 trainees.

The eight were from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Na­val Division, Fiji Police Force and 3rd Battalion Fiji Infantry Regi­ment (3FIR).

One of the graduates and 3FIR trooper Mesake Natale, 26, de­scribed the course as “very chal­lenging”.

He said participants needed to have the right mental attitude.

Ordinary seaman (OS) Adre Kubu­navono said he was glad that he completed it.

“With the good mindset nothing is impossible,” he said.

Police Constable (PC) Inoke Na­bou said the Basic Diving Course was “very tough”.

“I’m happy to complete the course because at times I really struggled,” he said.

He said the main challenge was to adapt himself to the new type of training.

PC Pauliasi Ramoli said the course was a test of attitude and he was glad to complete it.

Chief guest and RFMF Chief of Navy Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake congratulated the eight who successfully completed the basic diving course, which he de­scribed as gruelling.

He said he was glad that they were able to have Police officers and 3FIR troopers taking part in the course.

The course, he said, tested attitude and mental preparedness.

The eight who successfully com­pleted can dive up to a depth of 80 metres.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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