Underwater Geocaching

Underwater Geocaching

For those unfamiliar with Geocaching, it is “a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.” (Source) Users create a profile on www.geocaching.com and search for containers ranging from the size of a thimble to ammo container boxes and large. These caches can be found all over the world, SECONN will be hosting a series of these containers, but with a twist…ours will be hidden under the water. Join us for underwater geocaching in New England!

Each cache will be placed at one of our favorite dive sites. They will each have a land-based GPS location attached to it. You will then use your underwater navigation skills to find the hidden cache. Remember to leave the cache as you found it. By moving the cache or disturbing it will prevent others from finding it.

If you take pictures with the caches, we’d love to see them! You can send them to us at webmaster@seconndivers.org.

Instructions to Local Geocaches

Each of our Underwater Geocaches comes complete with a dive slate to sign. Simply pull the top off (it helps to have your buddy hold one end), find the slate inside, sign, and replace! If you find the slate is full or the geocache top is stuck, please email us as at officers@seconndivers.org. Happy Diving!