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

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21 stunning photos prove 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.

(Photo via The White House)

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

(Photo via US Navy)

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

(Photo via US Navy)    

Plunging into the Mediterranean Sea from the USS Carl Vinson.

(Photo via US Navy)

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

(Photo via US Navy)

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

(Photo via US Navy)

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

(Photo via US Navy)

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

(Photo via US Navy)

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

(Photo via White House Photo)

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

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

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via 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.

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

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

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via 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.

(Photo via US Navy)

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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.

In honor of World Oceans Day, we've collected 21 photos showing that the US Navy and US Marine Corps have the best diving boards and swimming pools.

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