The divers left aboard the USNS Grasp earlier this month to help the D.C. National Guard recover the sunken jet, which went down after the pilot clipped wings with another F-16 during a nighttime training mission off the coast of the Eastern Shore.
The pilot ejected safely and was rescued by a Coast Guard team.
The other aircraft involved landed safely back at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Crews searched for several days to find the aircraft. A team of sailors conducted towed and side-scan sonar searches. They were able to find the F-16 three miles from the point where the accident happened.
Divers started surface-supplied operations and recovered a portion of the F-16 using a basket to pick up the large pieces from 107 feet of water. Divers also recovered the black box which is now being taken to Joint Base Andrews for examination.