Club Dives


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Every year, between June and August, SECONN hosts monthly dives (dates and locations are TBA). If you’re new to the area, new to diving, getting back into diving, have a buddy, looking to meeting some new ones, or just want an excuse to splash, come join us for a fun dive! Our officers and dive leaders oversee each dive and can help guide you to fun spots of the site or to find an experienced buddy. Check out the officers page here.

We frequent Stonington Point in Connecticut, occasion Fort Wetherill in Rhode Island, and are open to suggestions for other dive sites. See below for the upcoming club dives.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’m a new diver and don’t know anyone in the club…is everyone friendly?

Yes! And we love getting to meet new divers. We have divers who range in age from 16-79, so you’re bound to find someone your age.

If I don’t have a buddy, will I be assigned one? Or do I need to find one?

Each club dive is led by a SECONN Officer, their job is to help find you a buddy…whether it’s themselves or another experienced diver.

How long are the dives?

It depends on you and your buddy, but usually around 30-45 minutes.

If it starts at 6, but I can’t make it until 7, will there be someone I can buddy up with?

Usually people are in the water by 6:30, but if you ask ahead on our Facebook page you may find a buddy who would prefer a later splash as well

What kind of exposure suit will I need?

That depends on your comfort with the water levels. For June through August, most of our members wear a 7mm suit. But some wear 5mm suits, while others wear a semi-dry for the same period of time.

What will I see?

Anything is possible! At Stonington Point, we see a wide variety of critters ranging from skates to crabs to flounder or lobsters. At the end of the summer, you might even see some tropical fish that got lost in the Gulf Stream! At Fort Wetherill (Jamestown, RI), you will see many of the same things in the sand, but if you stick to the rocks, you’ll find a variety of sea stars, crabs, urchins, and more. You might even be lucky enough to spot the elusive Torpedo Ray or tiny Northern Seahorse!


For news on upcoming dives, check out the posts below:

Jul
21
Sat
SECONN Trip to Lake Champlain
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day

Join us this summer as we explore all six New England states and #divelocal. Our second SECONN trip will be to the Wrecks of Lake Champlain in Vermont. We’re in the planning stages and will send out information as we get it. If you’re interested in joining us, email President@SECONNDivers.org or reserve your spot today!

As part of our Dive New England Challenge, we will once again be diving with Waterfront Diving Center on Lake Champlain, VT. The total cost for two days of diving is $150, space is limited and reservations can be made in person at a meeting or via the website.

Participants will be required to provide their own gear and transportation to Burlington, VT. Once the trip is full, an Airbnb will be arranged and the cost split amongst the participants who need accommodation.

If there are any questions please let us know

 

 

Jul
24
Tue
7/24 Club Dive @ Stonington Point
Jul 24 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Let’s Go Diving!

Meet us for 6pm at the picnic tables of duBois Beach in Stonington Point, CT for one of our weekly dives! Whether you’re new to the area, looking for a buddy, or simply want to get in the water, we have officers on hand that can help you get in the water and diving.

For an overview of Stonington Point, read our site summary.

Questions? Officers@seconndivers.org


 

Jul
31
Tue
7/31 Club Dive @ Stonington Point
Jul 31 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Let’s Go Diving!

Meet us for 6pm at the picnic tables of duBois Beach in Stonington Point, CT for one of our weekly dives! Whether you’re new to the area, looking for a buddy, or simply want to get in the water, we have officers on hand that can help you get in the water and diving.

For an overview of Stonington Point, read our site summary.

Questions? Officers@seconndivers.org


 

Aug
18
Sat
SECONN Trip to Eastport, Maine (Shore Diving)
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day

Join us this summer as we explore all six New England states and #divelocal. Our last SECONN trip will be to up to Eastport, Maine for some shore diving. We’re in the planning stages and will send out information as we get it. If you’re interested in joining us, email President@SECONNDivers.org or reserve your spot.