Tim is the founder, owner, and head certifying instructor of Northeast Public Safety Divers.
Tim began diving in 2005 and became an SDI and ERDI instructor in 2015. Over the course of his extensive dive career, Tim has accrued over 100 individual dive certifications and logged over 3,000 dives (including over 800 deco dives) to depths of up to 225′ on both OC and CCR.
Tim is also an active firefighter (since 1999) and public safety diver on the Mahwah Fire and Rescue Co #1 Dive Rescue team, where he is also the Coordinator of that team. In his position as coordinator, Tim has commanded dive operations for the FBI, US Coast Guard, NY and NJ Port Authority Police, and numerous other smaller jurisdictions.
His expertise is widely recognized in the public safety dive community where he has been a requested speaker at numerous dive conferences and seminars, as well as a requested consultant on emerging dive standards.
As a special request, Tim authored a few chapters on public safety diving for legendary UCI Diver Mike Berry, to be published in Mike’s latest textbook on underwater evidence recovery. Tim also wrote the back cover endorsement for that book.
Tim received the ERDI “Outstanding Instructor Award” for 2016, 2017, and 2018.
James Warnet is a Master SCUBA diver, dive supervisor for Mahwah Fire & Rescue Co #1, and staff diver for Northeast Public Safety Divers. James is also a twice-certified former law enforcement officer and graduate of both the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the FBI Advanced Police course.