In 2004, NADE launched GAUNTLET, a custom-built Northern Bay 36 downeast style boat, constructed specifically for diving. GAUNTLET enabled NADE to expand the business, offering more charters, the potential to conduct research and exploration, and offer technical diving training. Gauntlet operates as a semi-private dive boat offering both dive charters and running as a private dive boat focused on projects.
GAUNTLET became a platform for research and exploration in addition to sport diving charters. NADE has supported research projects during the LNG terminal construction, conducted surveys of sunken vessels for insurance companies, and worked with academic researchers studying the marine environment.
NADE expanded it’s own work in shipwreck discovery and exploration with GAUNTLET, and discovered several notable, historic shipwrecks along the way. With over 800 dive charters run aboard GAUNTLET, Heather and Dave have brought many divers on thrilling adventures, promoting diving, and leading excursions into our maritime history.