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Stock Phrases used on submarines or anything to do with something going down.

Not to be confused with Attack! Attack! Attack! or Tora! Tora! Tora!.

Examples of Dive Dive Dive include:

Film - Animation

  • Madagascar: "Hoover Dam! We're still in New York. Abort mission! Dive, dive!"

Film - Live Action


  • The Bruce Dickinson song "Dive Dive Dive" is one long series of groan-inducing nautical Unusual Euphemisms for sex.

Video Games

  • When the Wardog Squadron goes after Scinfaxi in Ace Combat 5, it initially performs an emergency submersion, but is forced to break surface and emergency-submerge again to fire its missiles. Eventually, Wardog squadron inflicts so much damage that when they try to dive again, they can't: it would sink the ship.
  • DIVE!DIVE!DIVE! HIT YOUR BURNERS, PILOT!!! The immortal introduction to a mission in Free Space 2 that starts with you in front of a huge alien Battlestar about to run you over.

Western Animation

Real Life

  • U.S. Navy fast-attack submarines really do make this announcement when commencing a dive (though generally with less emotion, as it's a routine command).
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