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21 Photos Show What The US Navy And The Marine Corps Do For Fun In The Ocean

I would join the Navy for this!

“Swim Calls” are one of the few drills sailors aboard US military ships can truly enjoy. It gives them the opportunity to do the things they may have missed doing when they were kids. It also helps them get through the loneliness they are facing everyday for being away from their loved ones.

For these sailors, the world is a big swimming pool. It doesn’t matter where they are; there is always a huge body of water to jump into. They can have a few laps of swimming in the Pacific or dive into the warm saline waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Check out these pictures from the United States Navy, showing how they do things for fun in the water all around the world.

People may think these guys are just training in a large swimming pool.

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Or having a good time in a flooded abandoned ship.

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But these guys are actually in the middle of the ocean.

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Who needs a pool…

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When you got the entire ocean to yourself.

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Imagine swimming with your comrades in the Arabian Sea…

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With your boss as your lifeguard.

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Wouldn’t that be awesome?

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Here, they are seen jumping from the mighty aircraft carrier – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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These sailors don’t really care how big the ship is…

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They just want to have some fun.

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Who can blame them?

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They got the best diving boards in the world.

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I’m pretty sure these guys miss their family at home.

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But I’m also pretty confident that they would miss this kind of fun.

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This is one way for them to forget about their job for a while.

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They deserve to have this kind of enjoyment.

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Would you agree?

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H/T: Business Insider


  1. Pinciong Palces

    February 26, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    biggest swimming pool, unlimited corners, and enjoyment for all, ”lets join the navy!”. ( hire the ’70’s, you’ll have lots applicant’s) he,he, three years contract each!.

  2. Jhun Domingo

    February 26, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    My Dad once told me that he had this experience when he was still on active service..

  3. Lovely DelaCruz

    February 26, 2016 at 11:10 PM


  4. Imoh Ebong

    February 26, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    it’s nice to see the guys having fun

  5. Rachel Gutierrez

    February 26, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Rj Bonsol, will you enjoy these? I doubt. Hahaha

    • Rj Bonsol

      February 26, 2016 at 11:33 PM

      Wala kamingvgnyan non eh..

  6. Aldrin Guiral

    February 26, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Bk lamonin kyo ng malalaking isda hahaha

  7. Say Bongon Porti

    February 26, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    good they enjoy

  8. Dave Meade

    February 26, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    SHARK 🙂

  9. Biff Tannen

    February 26, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    what if you cant swim?

    • Amber Fisher

      February 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM

      You have to in boot camp, if you don’t know how they teach you and if you don’t pass the swim portion you don’t finish boot camp which means you don’t get to join the fleet.

    • Biff Tannen

      February 27, 2016 at 4:40 PM

      Oh that’s fair enough. Let’s say you do fail the swiming lessons, can you still take it again? Ofc right?

  10. Marg Smith

    February 26, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Dont think its all fun, not the right reasons to be joining I think.

  11. Danilo Mariano

    February 26, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Swim call.

  12. Cyprienne Razarač

    February 26, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Zeno Casavan 😝

  13. Chong Vang

    February 26, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    hungry sharks

  14. Cloyd O. Aytona

    February 26, 2016 at 9:46 PM


  15. Arianne Esma

    February 26, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Darryll Manalili

  16. Domie Cedeño Jomuad

    February 26, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    watch for the sharks guys..!

  17. Pamela Joy Bugaoan Andrade

    February 26, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Drei Andrade <3

  18. Ross Aquino Batac

    February 26, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Have fun soldiers but beware of sharksss🐋🐟🐠

  19. Gabriel Evangelista

    February 26, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Until they got attacked by a weird pack of great white sharks lol

  20. Pauline Ramirez

    February 26, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Hi just wanted to say hi

  21. Jeiku Casquejo

    February 26, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Vane Prgtr

  22. Dodz Falloran Reyes

    February 26, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Steel Beach Picnic after….😎😎😜

  23. Curt Whittlesey

    February 26, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Shark bait

  24. Allison Kuras

    February 26, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    I wonder whats swimming in the water below them? shark bait numnumnum

  25. Rachel Bautista

    February 26, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    John Barrera

  26. Ed Stepp

    February 26, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    I remember swimming off the tailgate

  27. Gabriel Orosco

    February 26, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    We called it, Swim call!

  28. Beinte Tres

    February 26, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    you guys seems to know better than the US Navy,so funny,,

  29. Justin Jordan

    February 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    That’s not an aircraft carrier. This doesn’t happen that often in the Navy. I never saw it happen.

    • Juanita Hathaway Patterson

      February 27, 2016 at 1:24 AM

      This isn’t an aircraft carrier. It is a navy ship that carries boats called ducks and Lara’s. My husband did it in the Carribean when he was in the Navy

    • Justin Jordan

      February 27, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Yeah I know. I served on a aircraft carrier.

    • Dante Marcos

      February 27, 2016 at 3:40 AM

      Can’t you not make it happen?

    • Justin Jordan

      February 27, 2016 at 3:42 AM

      What going swimming?

  30. Светослав Василев

    February 26, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Wouldn’t swim at the back of an Aircraft carrier.Propellers auto turn on and off all the time to correct drifting and you wouldn’t want to be near them when they do.

    • Alec Ningiuruvik

      February 26, 2016 at 8:06 PM

      You would swim anyway

    • Eliza Reid

      February 26, 2016 at 8:32 PM

      it doesn’t quite work like that Alec

    • Ray Franco Crescioni

      February 26, 2016 at 9:15 PM

      the ship is stopped. it’s a lot of fun 🙂

    • Светослав Василев

      February 26, 2016 at 9:16 PM

      These guys been missing prop safety class.You just DO NOT casually swim by the stern of ANY marine vessel.

    • Jose Orta

      February 26, 2016 at 10:12 PM

      That’s not a CVN ( aircraft carrier) that’s a LHD Class (amphibious assault ship) it looks like a CVN but Smaller only for AV-8B Harrier II aircraft and Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC).

    • Mary Riechers

      February 27, 2016 at 1:04 AM

      Calm down don’t worry, be happy С. Василев

    • Joanne Loon Carbonell

      February 27, 2016 at 4:09 AM

      I’m pretty sure these guys know better.

    • Amber Fisher

      February 27, 2016 at 3:16 PM’s shut down and anchored for a swim call..

  31. Edda Billones

    February 26, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Joemari Bano

  32. Khalid Kata

    February 26, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Yeah we should say thanks for them for killing thousands of Iraqian people and destroying there country..

    • Justin Jordan

      February 26, 2016 at 7:56 PM

      So what you should say thanks to Isis for killing many Christians.

    • Bobby Flores

      February 26, 2016 at 8:49 PM

      We should have done a bit more, erase that place from the map, what do you think? so we do not have to go back and fix their mess.

    • Khalid Kata

      February 26, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    • Justin Jordan

      February 26, 2016 at 8:58 PM

      Whatever you believe that the United States created Isis so we would have to fight them? These terrorists groups been around for years.

    • Khalid Kata

      February 26, 2016 at 9:10 PM

      Dude plz dont try to be stupid watch the video,we know the truth that the United States r changing the map of medal east, there target is to smash the islam and take iraq and Syria to the peaces ,these arabic poor countries they can’t do nthg but the big Countries they r playing with there countries and taking what they want cause the economy of west countries are going down exactly Uk and US and france !!

    • Bobby Flores

      February 26, 2016 at 9:33 PM

      Where in hell did you get that idea? Have you taken your meds lately or you just need medical attention fast dude! The only religion that promotes violence and killing is what? Take a look, whenever these people are around, there’s always a mess and please dont call me dude cause im not stupid as what u think. When we come to visit your country, you would like us to totally respect your culture, and thats totally fine. However, when you come over to our country, you would like us to change to the way you live to satisfy your needs. Well you said you are just exercising your freedom, well fine. how about your freedom to leave!! We dont want you in our country in the first place. Why they choose to come to us and take refuge? Planet mars is accepting immigrants!!! BTW, price of oil is dropping and it’s only a matter of time for us to see you back riding camels and donkeys. We spent a lot of tax money to fix your mess, we had enough. Please refrain from calling us, Russia, UK, France or NATO for any international military assistance and that would be highly appreciated.

    • Dustin James

      February 27, 2016 at 2:42 AM

      Wow. You are completely retarded

    • Barbara Morrow

      February 27, 2016 at 3:32 AM

      Khalid Kata what you should say is…it is nice to see these troops enjoying themselves… any military…these men and women have to follow orders…you want to get bitchy….then bitch on the ones that give the orders…not the ones that may die carrying them out….IDIOT !!!

    • Dante Marcos

      February 27, 2016 at 3:38 AM

      Here are the bitter muslims again with their sicking old rants and lies…..

    • Graeme Slack

      February 27, 2016 at 3:45 AM

      Khalid have you ever been punched in the throat?

    • Ara Putz

      February 27, 2016 at 4:46 AM

      Iraqis have been killing their own for hundreds of years,how soon they forget we saved them from a crazy man.

    • Juliane Julz

      February 27, 2016 at 6:53 AM

      Khalid Kata it’s Middle East … You don’t have a medal 🏅🎖

    • Khalid Kata

      February 27, 2016 at 6:58 AM

      Juliane whatever !

    • Bobby Flores

      February 27, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      Juliane Julz Schroeder, ignore his spelling and grammar for they are the title holder of having the most expensive brain in the world! Rarely used! ah hahahahaha!

    • Khalid Kata

      February 27, 2016 at 4:03 PM

      I am not arabic (dude) my nationality is from east of Europe,
      Caucasian and <3 muslim <3
      So dont try to be idiot plz hahahah
      What the fuck camels u r saying :v

    • Nada Zubiri

      February 28, 2016 at 8:17 AM

      You’ve Lie from the Beginning. Khalid Kata..Harram..Saudi is a Big Supporters of ISIS.especially when it comes to Financial Aspect.

    • Joe Minuti

      February 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      Face it Khalid, you and your kind just do not know how to have fun. Killing is always in your blood and on your mind. These people are relaxing after doing their duty to save the like of you from the dictators you put in power.

  33. Jolexus Xyooj

    February 26, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    But, but, but…I can’t swim…😢

    • Shoua Herr

      February 26, 2016 at 7:53 PM

      U will have to be thrown in and learn or die.

  34. Ako Si Jhigs

    February 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    well, just pray there’s no sharks lol! 😂

  35. Judy Whitney

    February 26, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Looks like fun to me

  36. Tugade Mickey

    February 26, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Sean Elliot Russell 🙂

  37. Rachel Morley

    February 26, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    I guess there not on tour in the Arctic. Fred

  38. Harry Willems

    February 26, 2016 at 7:11 PM


  39. Cezar Soriano

    February 26, 2016 at 7:01 PM


  40. Robert Smith

    February 26, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    swim call, weres the look out with the machine guns

  41. Mark OBrien

    February 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Tony Rodriguez
    Is this true?

    • Tony Rodriguez

      February 26, 2016 at 7:19 PM

      Yeah we’ve done swim calls before they’re a lot of fun too

  42. Brian Brian Smith

    February 26, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    looks fun

  43. Allan McPartland

    February 26, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Looks like fun but no different than other sea going folks have been doing for centuries

  44. Jen-ve Edano

    February 26, 2016 at 6:52 PM


  45. Richaman Mudzimba

    February 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM


  46. Bern Gaerlan Ferrer

    February 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Evelyn 🙃

  47. Ivan Saavedra

    February 26, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    yeah boy

  48. Neelabh Bhardwaj

    February 26, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Anand Menon wana join? XDD

  49. Peter John Olaer Sia

    February 26, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    looks fun…


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