Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E12 – Through Hell and Back

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline “Hell Week secured!” These three words are on every diver trainee’s mind, as he undergoes the final hours of the dreaded Hell Week. To emerge from the toughest training in the Combat Diver… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E11 – Mind Over Body

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline The first step in is enough to send shudders through the body. Every diver trainee must get the cold treatment during Hell Week. But no amount of training can prepare him for this… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E10 – Leave No Man Behind

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline It is one mind-numbing task after another, as the diver trainees summon up all their strength to accomplish each one, telling themselves, “Don’t give up”. They must work as a team, no longer… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E09 – The Breakout

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline Hell Week has begun! The diver trainees are determined to prove that they can conquer the toughest phase of the Combat Diver Course. Here, their mental resilience is tested to see how well… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E08 – The Calm Before the Storm

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline The diver trainees give everything they have got. Fighting fatigue and exhaustion, the men push themselves hard to complete the sea circuit test within 18 minutes. While passing this test takes them a… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E07 – Against the Tide

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline The diver trainees suit up for one of their toughest challenges yet, to swim 2 kilometres in the open sea and make it back under 50 minutes. With strong currents and inclement weather,… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E06 – In Deep Water

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline “Remember, it’s all in your head!” Water confidence starts with a clear and calm mind. It is not about how well you can swim, but the ability to adapt to stresses underwater. It… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E05 – No Pain, No Gain

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline The training is unforgiving. There is little rest as the men perform set after set of sits ups, pulls ups, and leg raises. Diving Instructor Raj shifts training to a higher gear with… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E04 – Going for Gold

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline Every naval diver must score five points in every station in his Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). In this episode the trainees go through a trial test to see where they stand, and… Read More