In 1999 when his good friend Capt. Nick Caruso took command of the OL’ Salty II, Jim signed on as a diving mate and the ship’s welder creating the most user friendly dive ladder in the industry. Eventually Jim was promoted to the ship’s engineer as more and more stainless steel fabrication and modification were made and installed to make the OL’ Salty II the premier dive vessel it is today.
Captain Jim holds a 100 ton Master U.S. Coast Guard License and performs positions of back-up captain, ships engineer and welder.
From the newest and first time customers to the long time customers, Jim’s goal is to make everyone’s experience aboard the OL’ Salty II the best and better from the last. So welcome aboard, dive safe, have fun and come back soon.