Each branch of service has specific qualification requirements for members to receive Diving Duty Pay. In general, these divers must be designated divers by order, training, and assignment. The entitlement for Diving Duty Pay exists for service members receiving basic pay along with the following requirements.
- Ordered to diving duty
- Required to dive to maintain proficiency
- Either actually performing diving duty in an assignment as their primary duty, or meeting the requirements to maintain proficiency while serving in an assignment for which diving is required, but not the primary duty.
When service members are assigned to diving duty and hazardous duty simultaneously, monthly payments for diving duty are not more than two incentive payments for hazardous duty authorized.
The maximum rate payable to officers is $240.00 per month and the rate payable to enlisted members cannot exceed $340.00 per month.