WATCH: Israel's elite deep sea operators

The IDF Underwater Mission Unit uses top-notch technology to explore the sea and save lives.

July 13, 2017 13:23

The IDF's Underwater Mission Unit (credit: REUTERS)

The IDF's Underwater Mission Unit (credit: REUTERS)


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American Navy Seals and Israeli Navy Commandos (Shayetet 13) are pretty famous for being fierce, daring fighters who serve honorably on the sea. But can they repair a vessel under pressure or save the life of a drowning sailor?

The Israeli Yaltam unit (Underwater Mission Unit), closely related to Shayetet 13, is the special unit used by the navy whenever experienced divers are called for.

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YALTAM divers are present aboard any on-duty navy vessel, ready to provide aid during an emergency. For example, should the ship need repairs at sea or should a sailor fall overboard.

But maintenance work and saving lives is not half of what they do. Yaltam divers conduct the various under-water experiments the Israeli Navy is doing  and help clear underwater explosives (they can also place them, should a top secret mission require it).

Join this elite unit as they dive the depths and be inspired by the beauty of the sea.  

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