Units from nine nations commence DIVEX 2017

ASAN, Guam — The Western Pacific Naval Symposium Diving Exercise 2017, a disaster response focused exercise, commenced June 5 on Guam. DIVEX 17 includes approximately 90 participants, consisting of divers and support and command personnel.

The WPNS-DIVEX is biennial diving exercise conducted by WPNS nations to enhance cooperation, interoperability, and tactical proficiency in diving operations. The last DIVEX was held in Singapore in 2015.

During the exercise, participating units will respond to a scenario, similar to a coordinated response to a natural disaster. Participating diving units of WPNS nations will be tasked to conduct undersea geographic assessments in order to . . .

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