James began his passion for recreational SCUBA diving in 2011. In 2015, James took his diving skills to the public safety realm and became an active diver on the Mahwah (NJ) Fire Rescue Co #1 Dive Team. As a member of this team, James became certified for diving extremely adverse conditions, such as black water, contaminated water, and under ice. All told James has logged approximately 150 dives and has no intention on stopping. When he isn't diving, James works in web design and content creation.