Politics 21 stunning photos prove the US Navy and US Marine Corps have the best diving boards and swimming pools

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During swim calls, they are given permission to swim near the US vessel while onlookers keep an eye out for sharks.

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While there may not be a lot of downtime at sea, sailors and Marines make the most of their time off with "swim calls."

During these events, they are given permission to swim near the US vessel while onlookers keep an eye out for sharks.

We've collected 21 photos showing that the US Navy and US Marine Corps have the best diving boards and swimming pools.

A sailor from the USS Mobile Bay jumps into the Pacific Ocean.

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A sailor from the USS Mobile Bay jumps into the Pacific Ocean.

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Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey swim in the Philippine Sea.

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey swim in the Philippine Sea. play

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey swim in the Philippine Sea.

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Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex run into the Celebes Sea.

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex run into the Celebes Sea. play

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex run into the Celebes Sea.

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Plunging into the Mediterranean Sea from the USS Carl Vinson.

Plunging into the Mediterranean Sea from the USS Carl Vinson. play

Plunging into the Mediterranean Sea from the USS Carl Vinson.

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A sailor from the USS Antietam joins his fellow crew in the Indian Ocean.

A sailor from the USS Antietam joins his fellow crew in the Indian Ocean. play

A sailor from the USS Antietam joins his fellow crew in the Indian Ocean.

(US Navy Photo)



A Marine from the USS Kearsarge dives into the waters of Aqaba, Jordan.

A Marine from the USS Kearsarge dives into the waters of Aqaba, Jordan. play

A Marine from the USS Kearsarge dives into the waters of Aqaba, Jordan.

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A sailor jumps from the USS Jason Dunham into the Mediterranean Sea.

A sailor jumps from the USS Jason Dunham into the Mediterranean Sea. play

A sailor jumps from the USS Jason Dunham into the Mediterranean Sea.

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Sailors play football in the well deck of the USS Cleveland off of the coast of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

Sailors play football in the well deck of the USS Cleveland off of the coast of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. play

Sailors play football in the well deck of the USS Cleveland off of the coast of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

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Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima enjoy the Gulf of Aden.

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Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima enjoy the Gulf of Aden.

(White House Photo)


Sailors jump from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the North Arabian Sea.

Sailors jump from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the North Arabian Sea. play

Sailors jump from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the North Arabian Sea.

(US Navy Photo)


Sailors from US 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony.

Sailors from US 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony. play

Sailors from US 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)


Sailors and Marines from the USS Mesa Verde swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors and Marines from the USS Mesa Verde swim in the Mediterranean Sea. play

Sailors and Marines from the USS Mesa Verde swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)


Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry jump off the stern gate into the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry jump off the stern gate into the Mediterranean Sea. play

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry jump off the stern gate into the Mediterranean Sea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erik Luebke/Released)


Sailors jump from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea.

Sailors jump from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea. play

Sailors jump from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)


A sailor jumps off the stern gate of the USS New Orleans during a swim call in the Gulf of Aden.

A sailor jumps off the stern gate of the USS New Orleans during a swim call in the Gulf of Aden. play

A sailor jumps off the stern gate of the USS New Orleans during a swim call in the Gulf of Aden.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)


Sailors during a swim call jump off an aircraft elevator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson into the Arabian Sea.

Sailors during a swim call jump off an aircraft elevator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson into the Arabian Sea. play

Sailors during a swim call jump off an aircraft elevator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson into the Arabian Sea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)


Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower jump into the North Arabian Sea.

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower jump into the North Arabian Sea. play

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower jump into the North Arabian Sea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)


Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious-assault ship USS Bataan dive off the stern gate during a swim call in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious-assault ship USS Bataan dive off the stern gate during a swim call in the Mediterranean Sea. play

Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious-assault ship USS Bataan dive off the stern gate during a swim call in the Mediterranean Sea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dylan Miles/Released)


Sailors aboard the USS Thach participate in a swim call during the Crossing the Line ceremony weekend, which commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the equator, in the Pacific Ocean.

Sailors aboard the USS Thach participate in a swim call during the Crossing the Line ceremony weekend, which commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the equator, in the Pacific Ocean. play

Sailors aboard the USS Thach participate in a swim call during the Crossing the Line ceremony weekend, which commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the equator, in the Pacific Ocean.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)


Sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson swim during a swim call in the Arabian Sea.

Sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson swim during a swim call in the Arabian Sea. play

Sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson swim during a swim call in the Arabian Sea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosa A. Arzola/Released)


Military personnel watch as sailors from the USS Cleveland swim near Papua New Guinea.

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