Events

Extended Events Schedule

14
Jan
January PADI Open Water Diver Class 1/14/19

January PADI Open Water Diver Class 1/14/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

January, 2019 - Open Water Diver Certification Class

 

Class starting January 14 , 2019- OPEN WATER DIVER certification class

 

Instructor: John Langella

Cost: $450.00

 

Schedule:

 

Monday: January 14 Classroom Section #1: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Wednesday: January 16 Classroom Section #2: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

 

Sunday:  January 20 Pool #1: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Monday: January 21 Classroom Section #3: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Wednesday: January 23 Classroom Section #4: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

 

Sunday: January 27 Pool #2: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Monday: January 28 Classroom Section #5: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

 

Wednesday: January 30  Pool #3: ( if needed) 6:30 – 9:30 PM

 

 

 

Certification Referral Option: do your checkout dives in a warm climate.

 

 

The cost is $450.00 This includes the PADI Open Water Diver manual, tables, certification materials and pic card, use of open water training DVD’s and use of SCUBA equipment, wet suits and weight belts. Also included is lots of fun with an experienced staff who will not only teach you to dive but will also get you involved with dive clubs and other divers who love diving as much as you will. You will need to supply your own personal mask & snorkel, fins, boots, gloves and hood.

 

Classroom sessions are at the Giant Stride Dive Shop.  Pool session location: East Providence Boys & Girls Club, 115 Williams Ave., East Providence.

 

Full certification requires four Open Water check-out dives. They can be done with any PADI instructor around the world.

 

A 10% Student discount is offered to students for the duration of the class and 30 days thereafter. This class has no hidden costs!!! We don't just sell it WE LIVE IT! Call 401-732-8808 for more info or stop by the store to enroll.
13
Feb
Little Cayman Beach Resort Dive Trip 2/13/19

Little Cayman Beach Resort Dive Trip 2/13/19

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

Giant Strides Little Cayman Beach Resort 10 day Dive Trip 2/13/19-2/23/19 Want to get away in the dead of winter and escape Februarys wrath? Want to dive Bloody Bay Wall? The 10 day trip includes Lodging, 3 meals a day, 3 dives a day and 3 cocktails, beer or glasses of wine a day. Diver Cost: $3034.00 NonDiver cost: $2433.00 (*Gratuities, Flight and  any adult beverages past the third one is on you*) Nitrox is also available but not included and night dives are $65.00 payable to the resort. Stop in or call to reserve your seats, cash or check please! Diving starts on February 13th so plan flight to arrive 2/12/19 and depart 2/23/19.....I will post my flight schedule when it becomes available (180 days prior to departure date) so you can use points or miles to get your flights. If the weather is good and seas are flat we will attempt to steam out to Cayman Brac to dive the Famous Ship Wreck "Russian Frigate 356 – MV Capt. Keith Tibet's" (*a $35.00 upgrade to go to Cayman Brac) Definitely the most popular reason new divers come to Cayman Brac is to dive the famous Russian Destroyer. She was purchased and sunk on a sandy plateau off the northeast end of Cayman Brac September 17, 1996. Jean-Michael Cousteau, a marine biologist and strong advocate for reef protection, was present for the sinking. In fact Cousteau, donning full scuba gear, rode the ship as it slowly sank to its final resting place. Slowly time is changing the wreck. Today she is loaded with corals and sponges. Fish ranging from the small secretary blenny to the goliath grouper live in her dark recesses. She is commonplace for moray eels, scorpion fish, and hawksbill turtles. Often large permits and ocean triggers are seen swimming the blue waters around the site. Even the sand holds a plethora of life; cushion starfish, garden eels, and thorny sea cucumbers to name a few. The location usually has 100’ plus visibility and no current. The stern sits in approximately 60’ and the bow in 85’ making it a shallow wreck dive and a photographer’s dream. Her 5” canons can be seen in magazines the world over.
13
Jun
Annual North Carolina Wreck Diving Adventure 6/13-6/20/19

Annual North Carolina Wreck Diving Adventure 6/13-6/20/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Jun. 11, 2018 -MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP  Dive the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” with Giant Stride Dive Shop on our annual pilgrimage to NC!  I've been coming  back here every year since 2003 because the diving is freaking awesome. Come home with some Meg teeth, great memories of Great wrecks with Sand Tiger Sharks at good price with great viz! We will dive in Wilmington, NC on 6/14 first to do a Megalodon Shark Tooth (2 tank dive) then back to Morehead with Olympus Dive Center on 6/15 - 6/19 on some awesome shipwrecks in 80 to 130 fsw, viz is 40 to 100 ft. Water temp. is in the 80's! You can view the wrecks we will dive at www.olympusdiving.com. I'll drive down on the evening of 6/12 at around 6pm to avoid traffic so I can take my own tanks and gear arriving sometime in the afternoon in Wilmington. (you can rent tanks and lead from Olympus if you Fly & don't want to drive.) Wilmington is a 16 hour drive Morehead is 2 hours north of that. You must have an Advanced Open Water Cert. (that means bring it with you), SMB, safety sausage or liftbag, whistle and we recommend a redundant air source. A Dive Computer and Hyperbaric Insurance is also mandatory! (DAN Insurance or equivalent) Call 4o1-7three2-8808 for more info or just come in and sign up, and leave a deposit to insure your spot. Deposits constitute a commitment and are non refundable. Call the Store to let me know you're interested. The cost for 2 Megalodon Tooth dives and 5 days of 2 tank wreck diving and lodging in 2 rented houses is TBD pending housing costs but around $1550.00  A $500.00 Deposit is required to hold your spot No exceptions.