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for now, goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI This program is not subtitled 'Covert tactical operations. Deep sea missions.

Underwater bomb disposal.' EXPLOSION and secretive world 'This is the dangerous elite clearance divers - of the navy's military jobs in the world. one of the most extreme candidates must first conquer To become clearance divers, most intense training program.' the navy's INDISTINCT SHOUTING their mental and physical endurance. 'It will take them to the limits of Only the toughest will make it.'

on this evolution, 24? as the guy who comes last MAN: Do you want to be seen face the acceptance test.' 'First, our new recruits Get your fins off! Let's go, boys! designed to weed out the weak. 'A gruelling ten-day ordeal 27 men tried out. stuff, and passed the test. Only 14 were made of the right first phase of the course - Next, they faced the dangerous deep air.' ventilated well. MAN: Divers made bottom, was intense. 'The pressure on mind and body

too much for Brady Limbreigh.' Diving to extreme depth proved MAN: Let's go!

in his sinuses, 'He suffered excruciating pain and was dropped from the team. face the punishing nightmare Now, the remaining 13 of maritime tactical operations will become a distant memory.' where sleep PT for an hour, an hour and a half. STUART: Up at 5:30. We dive up till lunch, have lunch, and then dive again. And then dive up till dinner, up till about 10:30 or 11. and then have dinner, and then dive and then to bed. And then pushies that we owe, And that's usually about 12:30. 'Halfway through the course, dramatically. the work rate has picked up

systematic approach It's all part of the navy's its elite special forces.' to training

BARNES: Get 'em tired. Get 'em weak when they get to the diving teams, cos that's what it'll be like and operations overseas. and they go on exercises clandestine missions Clearance divers must carry out under exhausting conditions. behind enemy lines tell them that it's had enough, BARNES: Although their bodies know their mind can still go on, and they want to shut down, they in a nutshell, with us. and I think that's probably it, and still use the head. You know, break the body down, Push it through! TRAINER: Right, let's get out there. Good work, Toddy. Go! Todd, drive your arms. Keep going all the way. Gareth Foye 'Ex-Rugby League footballer critical, knows teamwork will be by at least ten years, but as the oldest

he could be their weakest link.' they, er... These 34-year-old legs - with these young scallywags, try and keep up they tend to struggle, but, you know, a lot quicker than these boys. and then run out of juice MAN: Go! Let's go, mate! like a rhinoceros in quick sand FOYE: And you know, I feel

when I'm going through the sand. but not moving real fast. Er... Putting a lot of effort in, is not to try at all. The only failing in life and don't succeed, I-If you have a go it's better to try and find out and close that chapter in your life. than to walk away, MAN: That's it, boys! Kick it in! Come on! Push it hard! TRAINER: Come on, Foysey! TRAINER: Push yourselves off. 'In maritime tactical operations, it's crucial to remain undetected. a bubble-free diving set The men must learn to use that recycles their expired breath. what's happening there? TRAINER: Do you see Who's breathing through their nose? bubbles on the surface. Yeah, you don't want They give you away. are conducted at night, 'Because the operations be able to navigate the men must also disorientating conditions.' in dangerous and FUNKY MUSIC your way across there, BARNES: You're going to make

stumps, the one on the left. and hit one of those stumps, tree

TRAINER: Keep going. (CHUCKLES) Stop. Have a look, mate. That's all right. Pretty good. second time. Ready for the water? TRAINER: We're going to speed up Check for leaks. Roger. Put 'em in the water. Up flag alpha. Up flag alpha? 'Simulating war-time conditions, distances swiftly and silently.' they must be able to swim long smooth ride on your dive, mate. MAN: Alright, Mobbsey, They went in the water! Smash it out. the 2,000 yard mark, PANETTA: So we drop 'em off here - surface, and then every ten minutes, and from there, they leave

that their bearing's right, they come up, they make sure and then, er... continue on, to get to the target, and they've got 60 minutes which is a corner of the wharf. You get a lot of tide and current rushing through, and some of the boys will actually, erm... It'll deviate them on their course, and er... cause a few extra minutes of finning in the wrong direction. Yeah, it's hard. It's bloody hard.

'Trainee Tom Mobbs, who is redoing this phase of the course after serious illness, is already in trouble.' Personally, I'm... Personally, I'm struggling. Physically...

Physical... like PT, that's hard. Even things like staying awake... hard to do. The one that I got right, I got wrong. FAST-PACED MUSIC MAN: Stuart, go! Right, we now have 45 seconds to make a triangle. Go! 'During the long dives and brutal fitness sessions, mistakes and poor teamwork are penalised with team push-ups.' Out of time! Too slow! That's now 50 push-ups you owe me when we get back! They continue to mount up through the day,

and can tally into the hundreds. TRAINER: Ten seconds. Go. Spread 'em, boys. 'Timing is everything, as new and ever-shrinking deadlines are applied.' BARNES: I'm not going to keep going over and over the same things.

Get in here. Get your... sets sorted. Get ready for the next dive. It's the last time I'll talk about it. THUNDER RUMBLES Water... in the water. 'To simulate a covert rescue operation, the men use portable sonar to home in on a distress signal.' Oh, red team's got off to a good start. If they haven't got their volume and their frequency set right, then they could be swimming all over the place. They'll swim straight past it. I think old Foysey, the footballer... He's a bit, er... bit more on age, and probably had a few more belts around the head than the other guys. As soon as he went down, he took off in the complete opposite direction, so I think he's having a bit of dramas just trying to differentiate the sounds coming through to him, at the moment. Your peanut, we can hear throughout... from up here, mate, which means that it's too loud, and that's probably why you're getting nowhere near the target. THUNDER RUMBLES WATCH BEEPS Blokes like living on the edge - two minutes 58. You owe me 200 push-ups. Check your sheets. They were filled in incorrectly. 'Petty Officer Barnes is increasingly unhappy with the men's poor performance.' I'm not going to keep going over and over the same things for the same people, and I know who it is. (COUNTS SOFTLY) One, two, three... 'The push-up count continues to grow. Push-ups not completed by lights-out are carried forward to the next day.' It's going to be, like, five minutes before it's midnight. 'Close to midnight, they try to put a dent in the backlog.' Five. Slow down, though. Six, seven, eight... MAN: Divers are tracking that way. 'The men are overwhelmed with fatigue, so Petty Officer Genders begins complex mission training.

He introduces new equipment, and detailed procedures for infiltrating an enemy beach.' And just release. That will float, yeah?

'As clearance divers, retaining this information will be critical.' Right. What are we doing? MAN: Clear. Ready for the water. BULLOCK: We're teaching them how to do a reconnaissance search. Basically, they'll go in, and come up, have a look at the beach, and go back down, lay a grid underwater. Basically, what it's for is an amphibious force that might come in later on, maybe with the army or something like that. We're going in first, making sure it's the correct place that they can land. There's no, er... objects or mines or something there they're going to hit if they come in. BULLOCK: It will get a lot worse once we starting loading 'em up with extra gear like, erm... weapons and things like that. Erm... and also when they do a survey, there's even more string and augers and pegs they're going to use. I really think they're going to get in there, and basically, get all tangled up. Are they moving? I think they're a little bit confused, mate. (CHUCKLES) That guy over there was going practically west... Yeah. So further away. This guy was doing a 330 instead of 335. So... BARNES: The mental fatigue will be starting to kick in now. They probably missed a lot of the finer points that they were told to follow now, so... But I believe the mental fatigue will be their biggest drama at the moment, more than the physical. Plenty more eggs, Andy? They probably are going to run out. 'Even with food, the men must reach targets.' VELLA: Calories, they reckon, they should be getting at least 18,000 calories a day. That's pretty high.

More... more than, probably, three times or four times an average person would consume. Best part of the day. More... No? You're all right? 'Food helps fight physical fatigue, but there is little they can do to combat the psychological effects of no sleep, endless diving and unattainable deadlines.' PANETTA: Ten seconds. Come over. He just went over here. Come over, mate. Just be... All right. Let's go. 'Some of the men are beginning to feel trapped.' WHEELDON: You're tired so you stuff up, and then you get punished, like they let you do push-ups. That drags into your own time, so then you get even less sleep, and then you stuff up some more the next day.

Yeah, so that just keeps rolling.

ADAMSON: It just feels a bit frustrating when they say, "There's no teamwork here. You're not... you're not putting it in." And yeah, you think, "Damn, I've been busting my arse." TRAINEES: Seven, eight, nine... (GRUNTS) Get up. Get 'em up. (GRUNTS) Pull him up. Come on, get him up.

'Trainee Tom Mobbs, who's been given a rare second chance, knows only too well the impact this training can have.' I, er... came off this phase of the course with pneumonia, erm... at about the same point... that we are now. (CLEARS THROAT) And I was lucky enough to be able to have a second shot at it now, at the end of the year, and er... I guess I've come so far, I just don't want to stop now. Done so much of the course, I just want to see the end of it. When I talked to my mother about it, she, sort of, thinks, "Why do they keep you up for such long hours, and why do they work you so hard?" I guess that's what mothers are for. FOYE: You're running around like a madman, and it's just like the candle burning at both ends slowly, and it becomes... You become, sort of, intoxicated.

'Clearance diving is a young man's game. Trainee Foye knows he has only a small window of opportunity to achieve his dream.' When I was young, I looked at joining the clearance diving branch, and I had a partner, who I just recently moved in with, and erm... she didn't really want me to go, at the time. And as time went on, and you know, water goes under the bridge, it was something that she felt I had to endeavour to succeed, and, you know, just throw my hat in the ring,

and see if it can come up trumps. TRAINER: Now... It's over. FOYE: Ten for trying. Say again. I said ten for trying. What part of the course aren't you trying in there? FOYE: No part. Well then, why do you get a ten? (SNORES) 'Another week has passed. The men are now conducting continuous operations through the night.' Start in the afternoon. PT in the afternoon. And, sort of, work through the whole night. It's, sort of, like the end of the day now at... ..six o'clock in the morning. 'They have now reached brain-numbing levels of sleep-deprivation.' I'm pretty tired. Pretty tired. Why don't you tell the boys what you're doing there? I'm just straightening out the line... for you. He's got a really important job, at the moment. Your brain, sort of, keeps on wanting to go... go fast, cos you know that there's things you need to do, but... (SNIFFS) I don't know. You just, sort of, laugh a bit, eh? Everything's a bit funny. See? (CHUCKLES) You just forget the most basic stuff. It's just unbelievable that one minute, they tell you not to do something, like, don't walk on the patio, and you tell everyone, and about five seconds later, people walk on the patio, which is worth a hundred push-ups, I'd bet. 'The push-up tally has blown out to a soul-destroying number.' HISSING SOUND So we're up to 1,700 - 700 of those come from walking on the patio, so it's kind of annoying. It's a bit, er... It is 1,700. Where did we get the other one? From walking on the patio. Aww, shit. HISSING SOUND That's no good. (CHUCKLES) 'It's right at the men's lowest point

that the instructors apply the maximum pressure. They now demand the impossible.' HARRISON: Usually this time, they're... going to bed. We've been given a timing, which is in about 15 minutes, to muster for one of the POs, and we believe it's for the push-ups that we owe. ADAMSON: If we did it in sets of ten,

we have to do 170 sets of ten over... If we did it, every minute. Set of ten a minute. It's nearly three hours. You're just so over it. You're like, "What the hell am I doing here?" Like, there's so many people. What...

99% of the world doesn't have to go through this shit. I know everyone of us has wanted to turn around, and just put one on the chin of the instructors. 'Now that the men have reached their breaking point, it's the older, wiser Gareth Foye that has the answers.' Stay down. Stay down. Stretch. Bang. Back in norm. When you think you can't go on that extra step, you... you just shut thoughts like that out, and you just keep going. You just focus on what you're doing at that moment in time. Cos if you look at the whole six weeks after the first week,

you've been thinking, "Jesus, this is never going to end."

'They will attempt the 1,700 push-ups in sets of 25.' Let's go. Up... Right. 'Any mistakes, like knees on the ground, will mean starting that set again.' TRAINEES: Eight, nine, ten... 'This will take hours.' (CRIES) TRAINEES: 15, 16, 17... 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. (ALL EXHALE LOUDLY) 475 to go. 23, 24, 25. (ALL GROAN) 353... 24, 25... (ALL GROAN) 275. 22, 23, 24, 25. (ALL BREATHE HEAVILY) Good job, boys. Time to go. 'With the end in sight, trainee Tom Mobbs is struggling to keep up, and he's feeling the pressure.' MOBBS: It's tough, you know, but if you can't do the next ten push-ups, then the boys are going to struggle, and you're going to start from zero again. TRAINEES: 22, 23, 24, 25.

Get him up! Get him up! There he goes. BARNES: Righto. On your knees. Start from zero. Ohh! F... BARNES: This exercise, men, is very much teamwork. Don't stick your head at the ground, and get into your own little world. There's no point half of yous banging about nice and quick, and other blokes can't even keep up. (EXHALES LOUDLY) To get Mobbs through, the team must work together. Trainee Foye takes charge. FOYE: The one and only thing we do here, boys, we do it for each other. That's it. Don't worry about anything else. We do it for each other, so we do 'em properly. For your mates. For your mates. OK, let's go. Altogether, boys. FOYE: You're there with another bunch of 12 other guys that are going through exactly the same thing as you. Jeez, you only look at the bloke next to ya, and he's got the same grimace on his face as what you have, or... he's showing what you're feeling, you know, and it draws on everyone to pull in and bond together, because you are going through the same things at the same time, and you have got that common bond together. Right. Let's go. TRAINEES: 23. Two more. Two more. Go! TRAINEES: 24. Get him up. Pull him up. Wait, wait, wait. MOBBS: Let me rest...

Wait, wait. Get him up. Up. Go, Mobbsey. Three, two, one. Go, Mobbsey. Yeah! 24. One more, Mobbsey. One more, boys. One more. Focus, Mobbsey. One more. Perfect. Let's go. Let's go. Ready?

When you're ready. TRAINEES: 25. That's it. BARNES: Righto, mate. Boys, that's the most teamwork I've seen you blokes show in five weeks. Pity it took you to the end of the fifth week to get it out. But better late than never, eh?

'Now, Petty Officer Barnes is happy that he has the makings of a fighting force, he orders testing to begin.' This is like a grand final for the boys, so everyone's just... Cos we've been working out for this for the last few weeks, everyone's just going... going mad, going flat out and try to... to get everything done on time. Make sure we make the timing, to start out with, cos if we start well, erm... no doubt we'll finish well, so yeah, we're all excited, and we're all pumped. 'They will now be assessed on their ability to operate as a team, and complete a clandestine tactical operation. This is the closest they will come in their training to a real combat mission. It's important to consider the consequences of coming face to face with an enemy.' HARRISON: Are you prepared to kill someone?

And we'd all want to think we could do it, and I'd hope every one of the boys would be able to do it in that situation, and, erm... be able to cope with it after. ADAMSON: I don't think I'm ready. I can't really see myself being a killer or anything like that. Going out there, and actually killing someone, erm... Yeah, I suppose it's a little bit... a little bit freaky. I... I don't want to go to war with anyone, but obviously, if push came to shove, you'd like to know that you've got the best training under your belt to put you in a position where whatever you need to do is going to be a success, and you're going to minimise the potential of endangering yourself, and endangering your fellow oppos. EXCITING MUSIC MAN: Yup. Go right in. 'During this mission, the techniques the men will use underwater must remain classified.' TRAINER: Leave surface! 'They cannot be revealed for reasons of national security.'

VOICE ON RADIO: Roger that. The environments that we could potentially end up in, you know, whether it be over in Iraq or Timor or wherever they do send us, you can't have... To do this type of work, I don't think you can have mentally-weak people. You have one cog in that chain that's not doing his job properly, then he can, potentially... can tangle everybody up. Really, all this is about teamwork. And getting in as smoothly and out as smoothly as possible, without compromising themselves. 'The mission is over, but it's been a difficult night.' HARRISON: I think the boys would've had trouble there, actually. It was... probably the most craziest I've ever done, so far.

And, erm... vis was zero, absolute zero. Put your watch to your mask, and you still couldn't even see what the time was, so...

And plus, with ten blokes down there, er... lines attached to each and every one of them, erm... I suppose it's a recipe for... for disaster. Yes, mate. How'd you go?

'It will be up to the underwater supervisor to pass or fail the men.' Once we, sort of, got going, once we dropped away four metres, zero visibility whatsoever. Just trying to keep ten blokes together with no vis, it was a nightmare, but all in all, with the fact that they couldn't see, it was rock 'n' roll in three to four metres, we had so much weed floating around so it wasn't funny. Boys smashed it. They were really good. I was actually pretty impressed - the fact that they stayed together as a group. Communications was hopeless cos you honestly couldn't see your buddy. And the boys stayed together really well. They did exactly what I wanted, so that was pretty good. BARNES: Good dive. Youse are progressing. I was, er... quite happy with you today, which I, erm... haven't been in the past, so good stuff today. Any questions? HARRISON: We've passed all that testing. The boys really turned it on for that.

Again, we seemed to have a little bit of a trend, where we start out a little bit rough. And midway through, we have a bit of a shake-up. And then we finish quite strongly, so, erm... ..yeah, everyone's really rapt with how it went. A relief. It's been six weeks. It's been pretty hard, but erm...'s just something we have to go through, I guess.

It's just part and parcel of what we do. FOYE: Anything that's hard is also vastly rewarding, so yeah... just whatever you put into something, I think you can... get out of. And when the chips are down, and you really... you know, you keep going that extra yard, and you seem to gain that intestinal fortitude. OK, squeeze in more. FOYE: From now, looking outwards in at what I've done, yeah, it's been such a large learning curve, and something that I'm very proud to say I've been a part of with the rest of those guys. 'There were 13 men at the start of this phase. Against the odds, they have all made it through.' 'Next on Navy Divers - MAN: Firing. EXPLOSION It's the final and most hazardous phase of the men's training. Deployed to a remote island.' MEN: Heave! 'In extreme conditions above and below the water, the pressure is relentless...' MAN: Fire on. 'And the danger ever present.'

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