Sub base names dive locker after Navy’s first female deep-sea diver

23 May 2018

It was the boots. Weighing 17 pounds each, and sized much too big for her feet, they had toes that would point down no matter how hard she tried to lift her feet. That was the single biggest obstacle on a daily basis for Donna Tobias as she made her way through the Navy deep-sea diving school, the first woman to do so.

On Tuesday, the Naval Submarine Base held a ceremony to name its dive locker, the facility used by divers who perform underwater maintenance on the 15 attack submarines based in Groton, after Tobias, the Navy's first female deep-sea diver.

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