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Teame Zazzu Aquanauts completed Search and Recovery SCUBA dive training as part of a inter-agency training exercise

TZA SAR personnel conducted several underwater search and recovery dives executing both shore based pendulum and submerged pivot pointed based circle search patterns. Recovery divers attempted to locate a discarded firearm as part of the training scenario. TZA also utilized the Underwater Sensor Platform to enable line control, sensor mounting and pivot control.


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Divers successfuly executed the search patterns and located the glock handgun during each of their searches. Utilizing rope communication and control as well as practicing line control and pattern execution enabled divers to practice search and recovery manuvers in a low-visibility cold water environment at a depth of approx. 35 feet. Go Teame!
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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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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.


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


9-9 LIVEDIVE: locating and entering the compartment of a sunken Cessna 310 airplane in approx. 45ft of water and securing a geocache hidden inside the cockpit
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The Live Dive was a two day, four dive training exercise focused on building team cohesion, compass navigation, autonomic containment and dive emergency response development among aquanauts. TZ Aquanatics members located the plane wreck, secured the materials inside the geocache and deployed an Experimental Sample Tray (EST).


OPERATION BLOWFISH: A shallow water coral inspecting dive off Isla Mujeres.
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The warm waters and clear conditions were ideal for the single dive.


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"


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