Navy Dive Shirts Crushed It!

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For Divers Who Work in Crushing Depths.

We “crushed it” with these designs for the U.S. Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Class Divers. “Crush Mine” is an EOD Class Favorite.

Shown here, our comfy hoodie, newly sourced with updated suppliers for better quality threads and faster delivery! This, like all our designs is available in T-Shirts, Tanks, Long-Sleeves, and more!

Shown to right: the front left 4×4″ pocket-area design of a “Flag Against the Wind” with text that reads “Initial Success or Total Failure.”

The “Crush Mine” illustration reflects the sheer physicality that being a Navy Diver requires to do their job.

Ripped, hard-ass, badasses who are called in when diplomacy fails and action is required… they “crush it.”

Check out the large back imprint with “The Incredible Hulk-Type” figure, upholding an antique depth mine like the one below of a diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, who swims behind an Iraqi mine and attaches an explosive charge to its side.

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image of a diver attaching a charge to an underwater mine

A little history about the word "crush" in the Navy Diver lexicon.

WWII U Boat emergency surface under duress seen through periscope

Crush Depth – The designed depth at which the pressure hull of a submarine will collapse. At depths greater than 40 metres (130 ft), a diver may have only a few minutes at the deepest part of the dive before decompression stops are needed. In the event of an emergency the diver cannot make an immediate ascent to the surface without risking decompression sickness.

From an article in Wired: 

Navy Divers are always finding ways to go deeper:

(excerpted: https://www.wired.com/2013/02/diving/ 

MOVING AROUND UNDERWATER in a diving suit is a lot less fun than it sounds. To survive at the deepest depths, divers need enormous, cumbersome, pressure-resistant suits that limit their mobility. But the Navy is sick of trading survivability for flexibility, no matter how far into the briny deep its divers wade.

In the Navy’s most recent round of technology solicitations to small businesses, the seafaring service is looking for someone to develop a lightweight atmospheric diving suit that weighs under 400 pounds and can withstand pressure at 1,000 feet below sea level. If the weight requirement still sounds pretty heavy, consider that the current generation of deep-sea suits can weigh thousands of pounds, limiting what divers can do in them.

Deep saturation dive suit being developed by the US Navy

According to the solicitation, the new diving suit is for “expeditionary diving and salvage forces” (.pdf) and retrieving “high value material” in “austere environments.” Unlike the bulky suits divers currently wear – really more like one-person submarines – these might be light enough so divers can propel themselves with their own feet. (Current models use thrusters, not divers’ legs.)

O.E. Gandy is slowly lowered into the ocean. 1907. The Brooklyn Eagle/Brooklyn Public LibraryStill, a wetsuit this ain’t: It’s still a self-contained pressure suit.

It’s also extremely dangerous to dive below a few hundred feet without one of these single-serving subs. Below 500 feet, a neurological disorder called high-pressure nervous syndrome can kick in, which can lead to drowsiness and tremors. Breathing nitrogen and oxygen at depths below 300 feet can also cause blackouts and even death. Saturation diving, which relies on gradually acclimating to underwater pressure over time, isn’t perfect either. Surfacing too quickly can result in the bends, a form of decompression sickness caused by nitrogen bubbles expanding and becoming stuck in vital organs.

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Excerpt from military.com:

Image of SARC Navy DiverEOD — (Navy Diving and Explosives Ordnance Disposal) dismantle and render safe unexploded ordnance to include underwater mines, land mines, and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)

Navy EOD personnel are experts in explosives, diving, parachuting, as well as tactical skills of a combat fighter. The men and women of Navy EOD are capable of rendering safe all type of explosives to include conventional, improvised, underwater, chemical, biological, and nuclear. Navy EOD personnel are tasked to work with elite units within SOCOM, Federal Law Enforcement, Secret Service, other agencies within the Homeland Security Department as well as our foreign allies around the world.  EOD units military wide are also experts in post- blast investigation using intelligence to create bomb maker folders with respect to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in areas where US and Allied troops fight.

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