Originally Posted by Pete7
Afraid the cuts in the RN go deaper than just the SAR lads. They are now removing dive teams from ships. So if a warship gets a net around the props or rudders then its off to the nearest port and call out a commerical diving contractor to sort it out
not strictly true - if a ship needs diving support outside of a base port, the first option is to call on one of the mobile, on call fleet diving teams. If this proves impossible or impractical, then civilian contractors are used.