You must be certified by a recognized training agency in order to dive off Gauntlet. You must hold the appropriate certifications to participate in dives requiring use of specialized gasses, equipment or techniques (i.e. trimix, rebreathers, decompression diving, etc).
Gauntlet is primarily a technical diving boat. Technical divers who have not dived with us before (either on Gauntlet or elsewhere such as on a trip) must come out on a dive <130 fsw for the first time with us and before booking a technical charter. If you are unsure if this policy applies to you, please contact us to discuss. The aim of the policy is to ensure divers are qualified and familiar with Gauntlet. We have a very conservative and safety oriented attitude, which is the rationale behind this policy. For recreational divers, we do visit sites in the recreational depth range and advanced recreational divers are welcome. Recreational divers must have a minimum of Advanced Open Water certification and recent prior experience diving New England shipwrecks.
Unless we list an open boat scheduled dive to >200 feet, dives to this depth range are by invitation only.
COVID-19: In order to join a charter, passengers will need to complete a waiver and complete a self-assessment form confirming eligibility and agreement to follow the safety management plan (SMP). When booking, the requirements will be discussed and if you are eligible, you will be able to complete the booking. We reserve the right to deny any and all passengers from boarding the vessel if there is a concern related to coronavirus or compliance with the SMP.
You must reserve (i.e., hold) your spot with a credit card, although you may pay however you wish on the day of the charter. We reserve the right to request full payment in advance of the charter, particularly in cases where the entire boat is being booked. Please contact Capt. Heather Knowles at 617-480-5261 for questions or to make a reservation. We accept MasterCard, Visa or American Express. We accept PayPal in specific circumstances. Returned checks are subject to a $40 fee per check.