Students Visit GTMO Divers on Field Trip

Story Number: NNS110121-19Release Date: 1/21/2011 6:33:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- Navy divers attached to the dive locker aboard Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hosted 6th, 7th and 8th grade students during a class field trip Jan. 18.

Divers taught approximately 50 students about basic laws of gas and how they apply to a recompression chamber and diving.

"We conducted a few experiments during manned chamber and unmanned test chamber operations for the students, who observed and recorded the results of the experiments for later discussion in their science class," said Chief Navy Diver Michael Hajduk, NS Guantanamo Bay command diving officer.

Experiments included the effects of increased pressure on a styrofoam cup, a balloon, volume, and temperature, and how pressure changes affect a diver, said Hajduk.

"[The field trip] was a great way to interact with the country's future leaders, and expands the students' learning environment," said Hajduk. "It also exposed them to the numerous opportunities that a career in the Navy has to offer."

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