Who We Are


Meet Our Officers for 2020-2021

Ryan Patrylak

Ryan Patrylak

President

Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Coastal Studies from the University of Connecticut at Avery Point and his Masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.  He currently works as the Safety Director and Certified Hyperbaric Technician for South Shore Hospital in addition to being the Diving Safety Officer for the American Museum of Natural History and Rockefeller University.  He is a PADI Staff Instructor, DAN Instructor Trainer, A-EMT, and a Diver Medic Technician.

Corey A. Leamy

Corey A. Leamy

Vice-President + Webmaster

Corey is a Field Assistant at Ocean Surveys, Inc – a marine surveying company. She has experience as a Marine Research Specialist at the University of Connecticut, a Wet Chemistry Technician, and a Rescue Diver/Surface Water Survival Instructor at Survival Systems, USA. Born and raised in Connecticut, her love of the underwater world was cultivated during family vacations to a small island on the coast of Maine where she would spend hours exploring the tide pools and watching the endless sea crash upon the rocky shore. She began her journey into the diving world in September 2014 during her last semester at the University of Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science. Follow her adventures at FindingCorey.com

Jeff Godfrey

Jeff Godfrey

Dive Safety Officer

Jeff is the Diving Safety Officer for the University of Connecticut.  Prior to this he spent 8 years conducting scientific diving at Utah State University.  Jeff holds SDI and TDI instructor certifications including mixed gas rebreather instructor and he teaches both recreational and scientific diving at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus.

Ali Gregoire

Ali Gregoire

Secretary

Mark Wegiel

Mark Wegiel

Treasurer

Katie Arruda

Katie Arruda

Publicity Chair

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson

Community Outreach

Sydney Bryan

Sydney Bryan

ConnCollege Liaison

Shannon Jordan

Shannon Jordan

Avery Point Liaison

Learn more about Southeastern Connecticut Skin Divers! SECONN is a regional scuba dive club with a rich history of serving southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. Members dive year round – primarily in Long Island Sound and New England but also all around the world. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month to share our diving adventures. Each SECONN meeting has a presentation from members or an invited speaker. Past presentations have covered local dive sites, shipwrecks, new dive technology, dive safety and scientific diving. For more information on upcoming events, check out our events page.

SECONN members are very active in the local diving community and SECONN and its members help organize or run several local diving events each year including beach and underwater cleanups, fish count dives, picnics and of course the Frozen Fin dive on January 1st each year (now in its 55th year!)

Contact Us!

If you have specific questions for Ryan, please contact him at president@seconndivers.org.

For questions or comments on the website, please contact Corey at webmaster@seconndivers.org.

If you have questions about the online store or membership dues, please contact Mark at treasurer@seconndivers.org.

For all other inquires, please contact us at officers@seconndivers.org.

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