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10 stunning photos prove the US Navy and US Marine Corps have the best diving boards and swimming pools

 

While there may not be a lot of downtime at sea, sailors and Marines make the most of their time off with “swim calls.” During these events, they are given permission to swim near the US vessel while onlookers keep an eye out for sharks. We’ve collected 10 photos showing that the US Navy and US Marine Corps have the best diving boards and swimming pools.

 

Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima enjoy the Gulf of Aden.

Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima enjoy the Gulf of Aden.

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Military personnel watch as sailors from the USS Cleveland swim near Papua New Guinea.

Military personnel watch as sailors from the USS Cleveland swim near Papua New Guinea.

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A Marine from the USS Kearsarge dives into the waters of Aqaba, Jordan.

A Marine from the USS Kearsarge dives into the waters of Aqaba, Jordan.

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Plunging into the Mediterranean Sea from the USS Carl Vinson.

Plunging into the Mediterranean Sea from the USS Carl Vinson.

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Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex run into the Celebes Sea.

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex run into the Celebes Sea.

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Sailors play football in the well deck of the USS Cleveland off of the coast of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

Sailors play football in the well deck of the USS Cleveland off of the coast of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

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Sailors jump from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the North Arabian Sea.

Sailors jump from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the North Arabian Sea.

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Sailors and Marines from the USS Mesa Verde swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors and Marines from the USS Mesa Verde swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry jump off the stern gate into the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry jump off the stern gate into the Mediterranean Sea.

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Sailors during a swim call jump off an aircraft elevator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson into the Arabian Sea.

Sailors during a swim call jump off an aircraft elevator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson into the Arabian Sea.

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