​​Gulf States Dive and Rescue

Jared Carter

Chris Vogels

Jake Blanchard 

Sporting Events

25+ Live or televised events including Offshore Super Series and Power Boat International cigarette boat racing exceeding speeds of over 200mph, local boat races and triathlons with experience with over 3,000 participants in the water at the same time.

Alan Novak

Eugene Livaidais

Stephen Davis, USCG Lic Capt, Rescue Diver

Lester Schellinger

Jared Kimball, Rescue Diver

Paul Fraser (c)

Gino Ascani

Charlie Hollinger

This portion of our site is still under construction. Please check back soon for more info and great links

Mike Ford

Davina Fraser, Rescue Diver

Administrations and Equipment Sales


Jay Dugas,

John Brown

Gulf States Dive and Rescue, established in 2009

11 named storms (14 details)

as well as the May 8 & 9th, 1995 flood of New Orleans and March 12, 2016 flooding of St. Tammany LA. National recognition for Paul Fraser in Washington D.C. for rescues made immediately after Hurricane Katrina.

Josh Leblanc

Water Rescue Training, Deployment and Equipment

Office: 504362 5731   Fax: 504-361-4884

Eric Givens

Ryan Gaudin

EJ Hanhart,  NRP, RS3, SWFR

​Southeastern LA Coordinator

Clifford Nix

Gulf States Dive and Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not for profit whose mission it is to help reduce the burden on government in preparation, training and response to flooding and water related emergencies by providing training, equipment and sound judgment based on years of experience from working in the field of water rescue and professional marine Safety . 

​Our courses are certification courses back and supported by the Public Safety Diving Association and Water Rescue Inc (PSDA) , the Independent Diving Educators Association (IDEA) or The Professional Association of Diving Instructors. (PADI).  These are internationally recognized courses that meet NFPA, POST, OSHA, ANSI,  WRSTC and RSTC (based on the specific course that it applies to). This means that PSDA and GSDR will stand by your training.

Paul Hebert

Steven Harden​

Matthew Ford

Gulf States Dive and Rescue Contacts- ​Main: 504-362-5731​ Fax: 504-361-4884

Richard Veazey, EMT, FF​

​Rescue Boat Instructor

​Swift Water/Flood Rescue Instructor

​Details and Events Supervisor

Trey Steber

A little more about us

Jay Watt

Over a dozen volunteer missions

Including the successful recovery of United States Naval Aviator Inst, Lt. Clinton Wermers when his plane landed in Lake Pontchartrain.

Marine Coordinator, 

​​Key Marine Safety or Safety Diver on over 55 productions watching over actors such as Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and many more. 

Neil Navarrro