The Cape Ann Diver II is a 45-foot U.S.Coast Guard Inspected Dive Vessel built by Chesapeake Work Boats in 1982.
The vessel is powered by an 8 cylinder, 325HP Detroit Diesel engine. It's licensed to carry up to 31 passengers with two crew. For practical purposes, and to allow for social distancing during the Covid-19 Pandemic, East Coast Dive Charters, LLC is limiting the passenger load to 12 divers during typical operations.
The vessel features a raised enclosed wheelhouse, on-deck bench seating with tank storage for up to 20 divers, an enclosed salon with a dinette and forward berths, and an enclosed head.
The Cape Ann Diver II is perfectly suited for New England diving.
USCG Licensed 100GRT Captain / PADI Divemaster
Jon became a PADI Open Water Diver at Undersea Divers (Thanks Whitney Boyle) in the beginning of 2012 and is currently a PADI Divemaster. He LOVES diving Cape Ann.
Jon attended Commercial Dive School in Seattle, WA then went on to spend 1000 days offshore working in the Oil and Gas Industry. He have also enjoyed and worked countless days on the coastal waters of Cape Ann and other parts of Massachusetts.
Jeff attended Commercial Dive School with Jon in Seattle, then went on to spend some time in oil and gas down in Mexico. Years ago he came closer to home and work as a diver in all aspects of marine construction in all part of New England when not out on the Diver II.
Nick is the joint owner of the CAD2. Nick began diving at the age of 13 and gained experience driving charters in the Keys while studying and then working at Halls Diving Academy. Since moving to the Boston Area a decade ago, Nick has been a managing partner at East Coast Divers in Brookline. Nick is an SSI Instructor Certifier and the International Training Director for SSI’s Freediving program. Nick leads the safety team at the annual Redbull Cliff Diving U.S. event. Nick can teach rebreather divers on the Prism2 platform from Hollis Rebreathers.
One fine brisk November day in 2007 Max got certified in Hathaway's pond and was instantly hooked. He became an avid New England diver and got his open water instructor cert in 2012. He eventually ditched his engineering career to become a full time scuba bum for ECD. He spent the last few years basking in the Caribbean sun and divemastering on a Caribbean liveaboard. He even picked up a captains credential along the way! He has since made his triumphant return to Boston and can be found fixing boats during the week and captaining CADII on the weekends.
Alex is a joint owner of the CAD2. Alex began diving in New England at the age of 13. After falling in love with the sport he enrolled at Halls Diving Academy in the FL Keys where he went through professional training and gained experience with charter operations. Alex is the joint owner of East Coast Divers, the lead service technician, director of technical education. Alex has been teaching technical diving since 2006. His love of technical diving, cave diving, and equipment made Alex a natural fit to co-develop SSI’s updated XR (Technical Diving) program. Alex can teach recreational and technical diving on the Scuba Force SF2 and Hollis Prism2 platforms.
Matt is a joint owner of the CAD2 and the lead on marketing initiatives for East Coast Dive Charters.
Matt began diving at the age of 16 and became an instructor with NAUI while in college. After years of traveling and diving for fun in various warm water destinations, Matt got into New England diving in 2018 and is now getting deeper into XR diving and rebreathers.
When not underwater, Matt can be found leading customer success at a Boston tech startup.