Course Overview

The COMBAT DIVER COURSE is a special operations scuba diver training course that combines Navy underwater operations and Special Forces waterborne infiltration knowledge and skills into a four day training course. The course is held by the Military Training Center and it's modeled after Special Operations Warfare training programs. It is designed to provide underwater special operations capabilities to military, law enforcement, and other government maritime units. You will receive an intensive full-immersion theoretical and practical combat diver training in reference to the military standards by qualified instructors - with years of verifiable real-world experience - coming from the NATO countries and friends’ Armed Forces. You will learn how to use tactical scuba equipment and perform combat swimming underwater using open-circuit and closed (if available) equipment in the open water. You will learn the latest innovative, tested, and proven combat underwater skills and applications from instructors currently applying these skills in hostile areas around the world. It will be a challenging and comprehensive training program that will provide the attendee with the requisite skills for operating in a underwater environment with emphasis on day and night ocean subsurface navigation swims, deep dives, diving physics, marine hazards, tides and currents, submarine lock-in/lock-out procedures, and open-circuit swims, as well as the infiltration of combat team, assault force elements, and observe from a water approach to various objectives.

Course Schedule (changes are possible):

Day 1: Classroom instruction, equipment check and review, introduction to combat diving, subsurface swimming, buddy breathing, diving physics, marine hazards, tides and currents, submarine lock-in/lock-out procedures use of buddy-lines.
Day 2: Open water diving, subsurface navigation, underwater, tactical swimming in full gear equipment, tactical diving formations.
Day 3: Combat team infiltration, assault force elements, observe from a water approach to various objectives.
Day 4: Live scenario, awarding ceremony.


Applicant must have basic tactical skills & experience from the military and law enforcement fields. Must be able to participate in intensive training lasting up to ten hours per day. Must not have any medical restrictions.


Military/Police ID card (or if civilian Passport and copy of your Criminal Record), Medical certificate (You must bring these documents with you).

Required Equipment:

Combat uniform, boots, headgear (boonie hat), helmet, goggles, body armor and tactical vest, belt and tactical holster, tactical rifle sling, tactical gloves, knee protection pads, pack or rucksack, individual first aid kit, personal retention lanyard, hydration system, balaclava, black scuba mask, black open type swimming fins, scrim net, flashlight, multi-tool (i.e leatherman), folding knife, tactical sunglasses, eye & ear protection, rain and cold-weather gear (we train in ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS!). Chemical light sticks, survival lighter, tactical duct tape, paracord 550 rope, 2 x climbing carabiners, waterproof bag, binoculars and other personal tactical equipment are strongly recommended!
Any unit specific equipment issued to you that you wish to bring. (We strongly encourage you to bring and use your normal issued equipment). We will provide weapons, diving equipment as needed.

For further information on application to, and participation in MTC courses, please refer to the terms & conditions of participation.

Course Number:



All course dates currently scheduled can be found on the calendar page.

Registration Deadline:

30 days prior the start of the course.


MTC Training Facility Naples/Italy


4 Days (Approximately 40 hours).
No of participants: Minimum 12 students

Open to:

Active/Reserve/Retired Military, Law Enforcement, and other Government Agencies.


Please note that accommodation, meals and transfers are not enclosed in the package. Accommodation per person and night with breakfast and dinner included in hotel around 4km from the facility: €35 (You required to share with one or more, max 4 persons. Single rooms are available on extra charge).
We can offer transfers from Naples Airport or train station to the hotel and back. The cost for this will be from approx. €100 each way. (This cost may be shared by the travellers).


This course is open only to the MTC members. You must be a current member of the Military Training Center - i.e. have paid your annual MTC membership dues. If you haven't yet joined us or if you need to renew your membership please click here.


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From more than one decade the Military Training Center is offering a wide range of courses covering military and low enforcement needs, on our gallery you can see photos and videos taken during our training courses and exercises. Please contact us should you have any questions or would like to use any of the images commercially. Have a look at our gallery by clicking here.

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