International Coastal Cleanup

SECONN has unofficially been pulling trash out of New England waters since 1963, but officially for the last decade or so.

We could not do these cleanup events without the help of both our divers and our shore support. So thank you in advance for all of your help!

So what is a cleanup dive? It’s a time where we intentionally spend our dive cleaning the sea floor. From disposable utensils, cans & bottles, to bikes, skateboards, or mattresses we haul it all out of the water and send it off to be properly disposed of.

Divers go and fill their catch bags or attach things to their lift bags and bring them to the surface, where on land crew takes over. We sort the trash into categories, count them, and put them in the proper disposal units. Annual we are joined by non-divers, future divers, and salty divers alike.

Please remember to bring gloves (dives tend to be very low vis, so protects your hands against anything you pick up) and mark your catch bags (colored zip ties work well). When you surface with a full mesh catch bag, we give you an empty one, but it won’t always be yours. Giving it an identifier helps reunite owner and bag at the end of the event.

For more information, please reach out to our team at