Club Dives

Join us for a Club Dive!

Whether you have one dive under your weight belt or 1,000 – come enjoy an evening with your fellow divers and club officers.

Every year, between June and August, SECONN hosts monthly dives both locally and in the surrounding states. 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, part of 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 generally people are in the water for 30-45 minutes.

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

Usually people are in the water by 6:30pm, 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 level with water temperatures. For June through August, most of our members wear a 7mm. But some wear 5mm suits and others wear semi-dry. But a good rule of thumb is a 7mm, unless you run warmer.

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!

Do I need to be a paying SECONN member to join a dive?

Nope! But we do encourage those who join us to become an “active” member. For more information on becoming an active member, please check out our “Membership” page.