How to become a Frogman

How to become a Frogman

What do they do?

Confident swimmer? Love frogs? Then becoming a Frogman could be the perfect career move for you.

A Frogman is a swimmer provided with breathing apparatus and other equipment to execute underwater manoeuvres.

They mainly work in the military or in policing, and have a range of different functions. Some key responsibilities include:

  • Combat/assault diving
  • Underwater demolition
  • Clearance diving and salvage operations, defusing mines and removing other types of underwater explosives
  • Rescue and recovery work (including forensics)
  • Work on off-shore oil drilling structures or aqua logging

Is it right for me?

To become a Frogman, your swimming ability is of paramount importance. The work will also involve being underwater for long periods of time, so it is not ideal for those who may be claustrophobic.

Other key skills include:

  • Excellent fitness levels
  • Natural swimming ability
  • Problem solving
  • Confidence
  • The ability to work independently  

Career progression

Senior Frogman – Dependent on experience  

What’s it really like?

I love Frogs! – Alan

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