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TZ Aquanautics is ready to operate in water of any temperature, conduct operation in aquatic environments ranging from high altitude scuba and skin diving to whitewater paddle-boarding. TZ Aquanauts deploy in support of the community during rescue and recovery operations
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CRATER*CAVE* CONTACT: TZ-SLC, TZ-SEC7 and TZ-DNVR execute a mid-winter SCUBA dive into a underground geothermal cavern.
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After entering a doorway into a snowy hillside and through a tunnel, a three man TZA detachment entered a massive subterranean cavern. At depths exceeding 75ft+ and water exceeding 90F+, Aquanauts took time to warm up after TZMD exercises earlier in the week.


TZA Condensed Aquanautics Operations Manual (.PDF)
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Depth tables, Dive termination, General Emergency Procedures, Pre-dive Checklist, Dive Master Checks, Repetitive Dive Worksheet, Dive Hazard Analysis, Hand Signals and Pull Signals for underwater communication -- Do not hit the water without it"


TZA GLOOM SHADOW: Watch how deep the Teame will go to get the bodies
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TZA Search & Recovery exercises were conducted in waters that were at a temperature of 55F degrees at the surface.


SALVAGE SUBMERSION: TZ Aquanatics were required to locate and enter a submerged twin-engine 10-seat Beech C185 at a depth of 55 feet, deploy an experimental sensor tray, and conduct simulated emergency search and rescue dives acting as an air-deployed "feet wet" rapid reaction force under live-fire conditions.
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The Aquatics phase of Jump and Thump took place over the course of two days. Subsequent dives required participants to locate a sunken rowboat at 80 feet and prepare entry into an underwater vent pipe leading to a cave with extreme restrictions at 140 feet, all part of a vast underground system of water connecting seven sister lakes nestled among the surrounding red mesas.


CORANADO COOPERATIVE: A multi-day event involving TZMP and TZA activities. Participants engaged an early morning 18-mile ride under pack on bicycle carrying a TZ underwater submersible sensor package to the forward disembarkation point. The dive profile involved a two-site two-site day ending with a return 18-mile return ride.
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TZ aquanauts dove in La Jolla kelp forest and La Jolla beach area to depths in excess of 65 ft. Following the dive, TZ aquanauts were required to exploit indigenous personnel on their own initiative for transport to the final objective


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