Why was publicity so important? Well, diving was very much a ‘hot’ topic at the time and it was
important to communicate our findings, not just to specialists in the industry, but also to the general public
as a means of justifying the research expenditure. JIM actually became quite a film star in the process ...
JIM featured as the ‘baddie’ in the James Bond film For your Eyes Only (1981) and as the
‘gentleman’ in the film Ein Herr und ein Hund , made by Austrian biologist and
diving pioneer Hans Hass in 1983, the ‘dog’ being UMEL’s Remote Controlled Vehicle (RCV) SEA
Image 5 below shows Hans Hass emerging from the JIM suit, which also rather neatly answers the
question of the mystery man’s identity on this website’s Home Page. Image 6 shows JIM and SEA PUP
filmed together in the tank at the Admiralty Experimental Works (Haslar).