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About Delta
Delta Oceanographics is owned by Marcio Troccoli and operated by Marcio and
Chris B. Ijames. The company was founded in 1982 by Douglas N. Privitt
and Richard A. Slater, PhD.
Marcio Troccoli In the past thirty years, the Delta submersible
has performed over 6,700 dives off five
continents, and with a perfect safety record.

Marcio Troccoli is an electrical engineer with
vast experience in avionics, remote controlled
vehicles, and industrial automation. For over
15 years, Marcio has collaborated with Doug
Privitt, the designer of the Delta. Today, Doug
and Marcio continue to work together in
developing the next generation submersible.
Marcio Troccoli
Chris Ijames
Chris Ijames Chris Ijames has been with Delta Oceanographics for over 23 years. In addition to coordinating and managing operations, Chris has logged over 2,000 dives as pilot of the Delta submersible.

Joe Lilly is a Delta pilot and has been with Delta Oceanographics for 15 years. Joe is also a navigator and maintenance technician for the Delta submersible.
Joe Lilly
Joe Lilly Delta has been utilized on a wide variety of projects, including geographical fault mapping, ecological surveys, fisheries assessments, oil pipe and platform inspections, searching for historical shipwrecks, underwater photography and cinematography.

Delta searched for cold water corals in the Aleutian Islands, explored nuclear bomb craters at Eniwetok Atoll, studied lobster populations in Papua, New Guinea and surveyed the Exxon Valdez oil spill at Prince William Sound. Shipwrecks explored by Delta include the Lusitania, the Admiral Sampson, the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Carl D. Bradley, the Montebello, and the Brother Jonathan - where over $5 million in gold coins was recovered.
Delta Submersible
Delta Delta is an invaluable tool for underwater photo and film projects. It was the first submersible to dive to the bottom of the Dead Sea for the filming of NBC Television's "Biblical Mysteries: Sodom and Gomorrah."

Delta was featured prominently in National Geographic's film, "The Last Voyage of the Lusitania" and in its accompanying book. Robert Ballard dived in Delta to investigate the shipwreck first hand.

Today, Delta Oceanographics continues to provide the most reliable and efficient submersible service worldwide - the reason why Popular Science Magazine called Delta, "the Jeep of deep submersibles."
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