Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians use
hi-tech diving equipment and are trained to render
safe all types of ordnance, conventional and unconventional,
improvised, chemical, biological, and nuclear including
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS) and Weapons of
kick off Navy Week in Chattanooga, an EOD diver will
handle the duties of a Tennessee Aquarium volunteer
diver in the “Secret Reef.” Diving
amongst big toothy sharks and thousands of colorful
reef fish will be a pleasant break from the demands
of making sure the waters are safe for all of our military
Navy Diver will be our featured “Show Diver” Monday,
June 11th at 11:00 am EDT. Using a communications
diving helmet similar to some of the Navy’s,
our special guest will talk with visitors about coral
reef communities and our sand tiger and sandbar sharks.
Then the EOD diver will conduct the southeast’s
first ever underwater media conference.
visitors will also get a special bonus during Navy
week. They will have the chance to meet EOD divers
at a display inside the Tennessee Aquarium’s
Ocean Journey building featuring the Mark V diving
suit June 11th – June 15th. Senior Chief
Scott Treible says this will be a chance for everyone
to learn a bit about the history of naval diving and
the current mission of today’s EOD divers. Children
will be able to try some diving equipment, and take
pictures next to the Mark V.
The Tennessee Aquarium is proud to be a part of Navy
Week in Chattanooga and salute the men and women present
and past who volunteer to serve our country.