Staff

Founder, owner, and head instructor/certifying agent for NePSD. 

Tim began his public safety career when he joined the Allendale (NJ) Fire Dept. in 1999, before eventually transferring to the Mahwah (NJ) Fire Dept. At present, Tim serves as the Mahwah Dive Team Coordinator (since 2015) and the President of the NJ Regional Scuba Task Force.

In 2005, Tim discovered the joy of the underwater world and is now almost impossible to get above the surface. When Tim isn’t teaching divers, he can be found on a shipwreck somewhere off the coast of NJ or working as a commercial diver. 

Tim has received the ERDI “Outstanding Instructor Award” in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

To date, Tim has logged approximately 2,800 dives and has the following certifications:

PADI:

  • Open Water
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Rescue Diver 
  • Divemaster
  • Tec Deep Diver
  • Advanced Deco Procedures
  • Advanced Wreck Diver

SDI:

  • Open Water Dive Instructor
  • Wreck Instructor
  • Computer Dive Instructor
  • Deep Diving Instructor
  • Computer Nitrox Instructor
  • Dry Suit Diving Instructor
  • Night-Limited Visibility Instructor

ERDI:

  • Tender Technician
  • Dive Technician I
  • Full Face Mask Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Contaminated Water Ops Technician
  • Dive Technician II
  • Dive Supervisor
  • ERD Instructor
  • Night Diving Ops Instructor
  • Drysuit Ops Instructor
  • Full Face Mask Instructor
  • Contaminated Water Ops Instructor
  • Ice Diving Ops Instructor
  • Surface Supplied Hard Hat Diver

TDI:

  • Inspiration Air Diluent Diver (closed circuit rebreather)
  • CCR Trimix
  • Open Circuit Trimix
  • Advanced Trimix