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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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ALWAYS REMEMBERED: Colin Wiest, TZ Friend and Mentor -- If you seek his spirit you need only find your courage
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Colin Wiest, TZ.SEC-7 TZA TZMD TZMP was killed in a high-speed collision incident while executing emergency evasive course correction during vehicle test maneuvers in the southern Utah desert. The Incident occured near St. George on October 25th, 2014..."Colin's ability to build rapport stands always next to his excellent adherence to procedural operations and a self-initiative that stems from his apparent desire to not only complete his work and protect his clients, but to excel at both a professional and personal level. Colin is a professional who consistently asks the best of himself and leads through demonstrable action and integrity. I have always been confident placing the safety of myself and my clients under Colin's supervision"


SEABASE SENTRY: TZ Aquanauts train for conducting multiple duties including underwater searches, overhead flights, and rapid action.
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TZA mixed multiple training actions to simulate conditions of fatigue, response, readiness, and control needed during aquanautic search exercises.


CIRCLE WORK: Search and Recovery SCUBA dive training executing both shore based pendulum and submerged pivot pointed based circle search patterns
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TZA SAR divers conduct submerged pattern searches for forensic evidence to recover a discarded firearm as part of a multi-agency training exercise.


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"


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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