jim suit

Atmospheric Diving Group

evaluation, training and team members

In 1975 the ADG was tasked with the evaluation of JIM and the training of divers in its use. By 1986 the project had been abandoned and all the equipment handed over to the Directorate of Marine Salvage (DMS). JIM continued to be used commercially until 1995.

The core members of the team consisted of Tony Gisborne and Richard Castle, both from RNPL. Depending on the requirements, Angus McInnes from the Experimental Diving Unit (EDU) often joined us and in the latter stages of the project Mike Plaskitt, also from RNPL, paid the occasional visit.

The picture on the right shows Richard Castle (in the bottom row, second from right) with trainee DMS and RN Clearance divers. The picture is courtesy of Richard Head who appears in the top row on the left and well, do you recognise anyone?

  • Trainees and Author