The Silent Enemy (1958)

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Favourite photos of 2013 #5: Royal Navy divers in Antarctica

Royal Navy divers from the Ice Patrol Vessel HMS Protector are pictured diving beside an iceberg near Detaille Island, Antarctica. A Royal Navy Clearance Diver spends months training to become fully conversant with underwater search, engineering and Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Diving in zero visibility is common; underwater tasks are both physically and psychologically demanding. © Crown Copyright 2013. Photographer: LA(Phot) Arron Hoare