The Dive Team

Louie Scarcella was born and raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn New York. Always a proud member of his community, he served in the US Navy seabees from 1968-1970, and in 1970 he entered the NewYork City Police Department where he rose to the rank of First Grade Homicide Detective. After thirty years of service, Louie worked for the Department of Education, City of New York, for seven years.  In 2006 he entered the local 1456, Commercial divers and Dockbuilders, in which he is still a member. He was also President of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club for four terms, finishing in 2008. Louie has a special place in his heart for Coney Island and worked almost every group game on the Bowery for thirty years. 

Lenny Speregen began diving at the age of 12, was certified Basic level at the age of 16, and became an instructor at the age of 22.  In 1979 he attended Commercial Diving School in New York, and has worked in recreational and commercial diving for over 40 years.  His list of clients included the Diving Equipment Marketing Association, several local dive retailers, and diving engineering houses in Connecticut.  He is currently certified to work on nearly every brand of diving equipment manufactured and has over 30,000 repairs to date as of 2013.  Currently Lenny performs underwater inspections and evaluations to clients for construction and safety concerns.  He also served as a diver at the WTC site after the destruction, to evaluate damages.  Lenny is a member of the Historical Diving Society and the Northeast Equipment Diving Group, and has performed on television shows and in the movies as a stunt actor.  His list of credits include Miami Vice, Bette Middler's Artyfacts, Nickelodeon’s Pete-n-Pete, Arizona Dreams, Against the Current, as well as numerous commercials.

Michael Sica was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York and "vacations" weekly on the exciting island of Coney. He attended New Paltz and York colleges, and later received training for hazmat and the operations of heavy machinery.  Mike is a certified Master Diver and Rescue-and-Recovery Diver and retains extensive knowledge of machinery, as well as U.S. history and foreign policy.  He currently works for Brooklyn Union Gas (National Grid USA) and has done so for 35 years.  Mike, a mountain man at heart, has been known to brew remedies for friends and family for everything from colds to massage oils, and he is a proud and long-standing member of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club.

John D’Aquino was born and raised in the state of New York.  He attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he founded his production company, Childhood Dreams, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in film.  In the years since, Childhood Dreams has grown to serve many aspects of film production in both New York and Hollywood with clients such as Major League Baseball, MSNBC, Durex Condoms, B Smith, and A Partnership for a Drug Free America.  In addition to running Childhood Dreams, John also serves the industry as a sound engineer, taking on projects that range from commercials and music videos to feature films.  His credits include such films as, The Dukes of Hazzard,  Beerfest, The Cookout, and Bachelorette.  In fall of 2004 John formed CHDpost to handle post-production, and currently maintains a studio in Times Square.  in 2009 John purchased a Silverton which he has begun renovating and re-configuring to be used for surface supply diving, underwater exploration and marine film work.  He has been diving in New York for over ten years and is a member of the Historical Dive Society and the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. 

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