The Danish Frogman Corps (Danish: Frømandskorpset) is an elite special forces frogman corps in the Royal Danish Navy. This corps was set up on June 17, 1957 based on the model of the British SBS. Initially it was under the Danish Navy's Diving School at Flådestation Holmen (Naval Station Holmen, Copenhagen), but in 1970 it was made an independent unit, operationally under the submarine squadron.
Today the Danish Frogman Corps is directly under the Danish Navy's Operational Command.
The Frogman Corps' primary duty is reconnaissance, but it is also tasked with assaulting enemy ships, sabotage of fixed installations, and combat duties.
The Frogman Corps is part of the Danish anti-terrorism preparations, as the corps supports the police with clearing up criminal matters that demand highly specialised diving. Also, local authorities etc. can benefit from the frogmen's skills, for example when underwater installations must be inspected.
The Danish Frogman Corps trains at the Torpedo Station at Kongsøre and works through a long series of courses, e.g.:
The basic Frogman Course is nine months. Each year 500-600 applicants start the course and less than 10-12 complete all nine months.