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Dropping Off a Frogman

This shows the actual dropping of a Frogman ready for work. Dressed for warm-water work, the first of several Frogmen flips over the side. The place to drop off is usually marked with a string of buoys or small floats placed there beforehand by another boat. The man faces aft so that he will enter the water with the least amount of shock to his face and equipment. He wears flippers and the usual knife, and carries his face mask in his hand as he drops off the rubber boat into the water. Another man adjusts his mask ready to follow him when the next float is passed. This second man carries not only his mask but the curved "snorkel" breathing tube to permit him to remain under the surface undetected while he breathes air through the tube.

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