3rd Company 2nd Platoon candidates stand ready for instruction during water survival training on July 16th, 2014. The candidates seen are wearing immersion suits, also known as gumby suits. These suits work somewhat like a wet suit, but are more cumbersome as they meant for sea farer survival and are one size fits all. The suits are used as an alternative to lifeboats when abandoning ship. The suits keeps the person floating, warm, and mostly dry.