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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Inside the Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course

In the latest episode of Coffee or Die, Marty Skovlund Jr. traveled to Key West to observe the US Army Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course’s class 04-21 as they finished their final two weeks of training.

The six-week course is notoriously difficult, and bad weather made every task even more strenuous for the students fighting to be awarded the prestigious “dive bubble” and the title combat diver.

“Combat divers are a different breed, man,” said Sgt. 1st Class Scott Brown, one of the instructors assigned to CDQC. Brown is a seasoned Special Forces combat diver, with trips to Afghanistan and Central America under his belt. “Nobody makes you go to dive school — you have to want to be here. This place just attracts a different kind of soldier. It’s a brotherhood within a brotherhood.”

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