novice diver

Engineman Petty Officer Third Class (DV) Christopher Dixon of MDSU-2, Little Creek, VA, prepares to make his first working dive since graduating U.S. Navy Second Class Dive School, down 240 feet below the ocean surface to the wreck site of the USS Monitor.

Official U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Chief Petty Officer (DV/SW) Andrew Mckaskle. Image courtesy of Monitor 2001, Monitor collection, NOAA/OER.

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