Public safety divers work with local authorities, are an essential part of water rescue teams, conduct search and recovery dives, and maybe even underwater crime scene investigations. In addition to basic scuba training, public safety diving requires specialized training for hazard assessments, search procedures, diving in low visibility, and equipment like dry suits and full face masks.
Join us as John Lye talks about public safety diving and the role local divers play in the Lake Monticello Water Rescue Team.
We will once again be meeting in the virtual world. To join, all you need is a computer or mobile phone. Sign on at 6:30 pm to share in some happy hour discussion with fellow SeaDevils; the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. So grab some take-out from your favorite restaurant and click the link below to join us.
August 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Connect via Zoom:
6:30 Social Time
7:00 General Business & Presentation
About our Speaker:
John Lye is an EMT, a Swiftwater Rescue Instructor and an Emergency Vehicle Operations Class Instructor. He was certified as a recreational diver in 2002 and followed the Lake Monticello Water Rescue training path to become a Public Safety Diver. He has been involved in numerous searches in surrounding counties, recovering victims and vehicles from local waters. He has also assisted in evidence recovery searches in conjunction with local law enforcement.