Interstate Divers :: Northland Equipment

Interstate Divers

Recovery, Salvage & Training
“Our objective is to provide professional public safety diving services. We work with agencies and businesses to aid in successful recovery and salvage operations. We direct and train interested agencies forming their own public safety teams and provide further assistance in continuing education, selection of gear and other related areas of concern.”


Credentials/ Priority call list:

Dean Tronrud:
Work: 800-786-2109
Home: 715-263-2633
Cell: 715-491-2241
Email Dean Tronrud

Dive instructor, ice certified,experienced in law enforcement, trained in underwater evidence recovery, extensive experience in underwater salvage and recovery.

Jim Monson:
Work:  800-700-9334
Home: 715-485-9334
Cell: 715-768-0047

Dive instructor, ice diving instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, experienced in underwater salvage and recovery. Trained in underwater evidence recovery.

Carmen Monson:
Work: 800-700-9334
Home: 715-485-9334
Cell: 715-768-0046

Dive instructor, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage and recovery.

Mike Yeske:

Divemaster, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage. Trained in underwater evidence recovery.

Marc Porembo 

Rescue certified, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage.

Richard Sampson, M.D.

 Rescue certified, experienced in underwater recovery.

Joe Mara:

Rescue certified, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage.

Rick Sebens:

Rescue certified, experienced in underwater recovery.

Myron Loney:

Rescue certified, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage.

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Body recoveries, evidence recovery, large salvage projects,  ice dives. High risk, requiring  immediate response and all equipment.        

Standards & Procedures:

 Maximum response time:
4 hrs.-Our objective is to respond within an hour dependent on advance notice and distance.

Open Water:  $150.00 per diver, 3 divers minimum: 2 divers in the water and 1  surface support technician. 3 hr. minimum call.
 Dive reports, evidence collection and scene assessment reports will be provided.                

Ice or Overhead Environment: The scene will be assessed and our regular fee may increase due to the difficulty of the dive.  We may require up to 5 divers on the scene: 2 divers in the water, 1 safety/standby diver, 1 surface line tender, 1 surface support technician. Dive  reports, evidence collection and scene assessment reports will be provided.                                                                       

No additional fees will be charged. All equipment for search/recovery operations will be provided for by Interstate Divers, LLC.

Safety Protocols:
The safety of the divers in the water will be a priority. The surface support technician is in charge of the scene immediately on the dive team’s arrival.The technician will coordinate with the people on the scene.

Divers cannot be effective if lake dragging has taken place. Visibility is destroyed and 
it may take days or weeks for visibility to return.                                                 


Definition:    All light to medium salvage operations that do not require immediate response times and can be scheduled by the dive team.

Maximum Response Time: Dives will all be scheduled within 2 weeks of the original call with the exception of ice dives and  Large salvage, which is considered a recovery.                                                                                            


  • Level one:   Low risk light salvage using minimum equipment. Only 2 divers needed maximum depths of 35 feet-excludes all rivers. $100.00 per diver per hour-no minimum fee.  Firearms are also excluded.
  • Level two: Medium risk light salvage using available equipment. Minimum 3 divers. Maximum                depths of 70 feet including rivers. $125.00 per diver per hour-no minimum fee. Includes firearm salvage Photography and preservation techniques are available.
  •  All higher risk dives are considered  recoveries.


   Dive, recovery and rescue training is available for agencies interested in developing in-house dive response teams.    Interstate  Divers LLC can provide classroom, pool and open water sessions for members to obtain certification in open water, advanced dive ice recovery, search & recovery, rescue diver, evidence recovery and underwater investigations. Interstate Divers LLC will provide assistance for those interested agencies until they are fully trained. Certified rescue divers would then have the option to join Interstate Divers as associate members. As an additional service, Interstate Divers LLC can also provide equipment to those departments at  relatively low package costs.

Classes available:

  • PADI Open Water Diver*
  • PADI Advanced Water Diver*
  • PADI Rescue Diver*
  • PADI Divemaster

All PADI Specialty Courses including Ice Diver and Search and Recovery.

* Certifications required for all associate members of Interstate Divers.

Associate Membership

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certified Rescue Diver
  • Emergency First Response Certification
  • 10 dives logged per year
  • 10 hours per year of team training/education


  • First on-call list in local area
  • Updated materials for further training
  • Discounts on gear, etc.

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For more information contact Jim at
call 1-800-700-9334