SECONN hosts local shore diving throughout the year, but we also host special events including scallop diving, seal diving, wreck diving, and more! Check out our upcoming events to see what we have on the horizon. Most charters require a minimum of Advanced Open Water Certification due to the depths. However, our Lake Champlain trip is open to Open Water divers!
Guidelines to Diving with SECONN
Reservations for a SECONN Charter are made by full pre-payment (unless noted otherwise). This payment is non-refundable unless the Captain and/or SECONN cancels the trip. If you cancel your reservation or do not show up for the trip, you forfeit the full payment. You may find someone to take your place or reach out to SECONN to see if we have a waiting list, but SECONN is not responsible for filling your spot. Refunds are made in the method of payment within a year of purchase.
The Captain may cancel the trip in as little as 24 hours beforehand, we will reach out to everyone should that occur. SECONN cannot guarantee dives sites and alternate dive site selection does not constitute a cancellation or create refund eligibility.
Please be at the dock at least one full hour before sailing time. This allows you to fill out the waiver, present your certification card, and get your gear fully loaded on the boat with at least 15 minutes until the stated departure time. We cannot, and will not, keep the boat at dock for you if you are running late. Please remember that your seat is only reserved by purchasing a spot through the SECONN website.
Before signing up please make sure you are comfortable with the maximum depth for that site. Unless you are with an active instructor, the charters should not be used for training, and/or testing out or practicing with new equipment. Information on the sites can be found online to our website or that of the charters. An email will be sent prior to the trip with all the information regarding the charter, contact information for the group leader, and names of the other divers on board. If you need a dive buddy please reach out to the group leader (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the trip. Upon arrival the day of please check in with the group leader.
COVID + Charters
If you test positive within 72 hours of your purchased charter (and can provide test confirmation), SECONN will refund 100% of your charter.
If you exhibit symptoms within 72 hours of your purchased charter (but cannot provide positive test), SECONN will provide 50% of your charter, unless your spot is filled, which would provide 100%.