Business Insider breaks down the basics of what it takes to become a Navy SEAL while also what comes with the title. The pay is different depending on if you are a West Coast Navy SEAL or an East Coast SEAL based on the price of living. The Navy SEAL’s name stands for Sea, Air, Earth, and Land, demonstrating the diverse abilities that comes with the job. What is particularly different about the SEAL’s are the tough training. 17 people have died just training to be a Navy SEAL. You will currently only be able to find 2,500 active duty Navy SEALS dispersed through a few different bases located in places like San Diego CA, Virginia Beach VA, and a few others.