James Warnet

James started Carribean diving in 2013 and northeast public safety since 2015 as part of the Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1 dive team. To date, James has logged over 100 operational and training public safety dives in a wide variety of unsavory rivers, lakes, and reservoirs and received a number of specialty dive certifications to include ice diver, night diver, and underwater criminal investigation.

Bill Carver

Bill began his career in the water as a member of a U.S. Army Amphibious operations unit in 1979. After leaving the Army, Bill couldn’t stay away from the water and began training in surface water rescue in 1985, before moving up to diving in 1989.  Bill found he enjoyed diving so much it wasn’t long before he had attained the certification of Master Diver (PADI).  Moving over to the public safety realm, Bill began public safety diving in 2011 as a member of the Ringwood Underwater Search and Recovery team, where he eventually served as Chief.  Certifications: ERDI Tender …

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Upcoming ERDI 1 & 2 Classes

It’s time to start thinking about Springtime classes! We will be offering a Full PSD course that includes the following: Tender Technician Full Face Mask Drysuit ERDI 1 Students will have the option to continue on to ERDI 2 during the course period. Dates: May 2 -3 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM May 16 – 17 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Students must attend all classes to attain certification.

How to Rescue a Lost Ice Diver

Do you remember the first time you donned SCUBA gear and took your first breath underwater? Do you remember that indescribable feeling of amazement and wonder? Well, diving under the ice is just like that. With good visibility and light, you can look up and watch the bubbles play across the ice above you. The cracks and creaks of the ice shelf give the water a music-like quality. It is just, indescribable.  But ice diving comes with a unique safety issue that shares much more in common with cave diving than it does no-overhead diving: you can’t just surface if …

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Upcoming Spring 2020 Courses

As always, we are planning our upcoming course schedule in advance. We have the following courses on the calendar for Spring 2020: Tender Technician (standalone) ERDI Dive Supervisor Full ERDI Public Safety Diver course which includes all of the following in a single course package: Tender Technician Full Face Mask Dry Suit ERDI 1 Have a few divers that need certifications? We offer team discounts for multiple enrollments! Need us to come to you? We travel! We will also schedule in any course from our course list if there is interest in the class. Don’t wait!

Image of ERDI Ice Divers after having completed their Ice Diving Certification Course

Congratulations 2020 ERDI Ice Divers

We would like to be the first to congratulate our 9 new ERDI Ice divers. The class went great and all the students did amazing. Turning Training Into Responding Mahwah Res1cueParsippany Rescue and Recovery UnitWayne Hose Company #1 Stony Point Fire DeptJ’s Doc Dive Shop LLCERDI – Public Safety Diving #turningtrainingintoresponding #erdidivers #icediving #undertheice #publicsafetydiver #publicsafetyinstructor #blackmaskdivers

NePSD Founder to Speak at Boston Sea Rovers

NePSD Owner and Founder Tim Andro will again be a speaker at the Boston Sea Rovers Public Safety Workshop and Conference held in Danvers, Massachusetts on March 7th & 8th. This annual 2-day conference is one of the largest diver events on the East Coast and draws divers from across the Nation.

James Warnet

James began his adventure in public safety when he joined the Ramsey Fire Dept. (NJ) in 2002. After many years of service, James relocated and joined Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1 (NJ) in 2015 where he also immediately joined Co #1’s Dive and Water Rescue Team and became a primary diver.  James began diving in 2013 after he received his PADI Open Water certification. After joining Co #1, James transitioned into the Public Safety Diving realm and hasn’t looked back since.   Certifications PADI Open Water SDI Advanced Diver Rescue Diver Search and Recovery Master Diver ERDI Tender Technician Drysuit Full …

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Search and Recovery Diver

Introduction This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with the special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive. Prerequisites 1. SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent 2. Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent Graduation Requirements 1. Open Water Dive l      a. Compass review      b. Search techniques      c. Lifting techniques      d. Have students practice and perform a few different search patterns      e. Recover an object from depth      f. Log dive 2. Open Water Dive 2      a. …

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