Events

Extended Events Schedule

03
Aug
AUGUST PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 8/3/21

AUGUST PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 8/3/21

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Parker COST:  $550.00 HOWEVER WHEN YOU BUY YOUR MASK, FINS AND SNORKEL AND BOOTS HERE WE WILL DISCOUNT THEM BY $100.00 (must buy all 4 items to get the 100.00 discount MAKING THE CLASS $450.00....(otherwise you will get a 10% discount on individual items) GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI. A 10% Student discount is offered to students on gear for the duration of the class and 30 days thereafter and if you decide to purchase all your own gear we will give a significantly higher discount giving you a better deal than you will ever get on the internet. If you buy all your own gear from us prior to signing up to take this class the class will be free and you will dive in your new gear. You must purchase new gear from us head to toe with full exposure protection, (hood, boots, gloves & wetsuit) full Regulator setup and either wrist or console computer, BCD (Buoyancy Compensator), Mask, fins, boots, snorkel, weight belt , weights and at least 1 steel tank or 2 aluminum tanks. (10% discount does not apply to this offer....it is more than 20% off when you do the math) 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. GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI.
Dates 
Class and Pool 
August 10  @    6:30 to 9:30   Class 
August 12  @    6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
August 17  @  6:30 to 9:30   Class 
August 19  6:3to 9:30   Pool 
August 24   6:30 to 9:30   Class 
August 26   6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
Open Water Dives        Tentatively August 28 and 29 
 
Open Water Course    
Academic Session (class room) 
PADI Open water Diver Manual, Recreational Dive Planner, Diver Log Book 
Completed Knowledge reviews (from the end of each module in the Open Water 
manual) 
Notepad or notebook for taking notes 
Provide Two pass port photos (for certification card) 
Confined Water Session (pool) 
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties 
Bathing suit and towel
Open Water Sessions (Ocean Dives)
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties (Provided by student) 
Weight Belt, Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Wetsuit (7mm / ¼ inch) and 
tank (provided by dive shop) 
Gloves, hood (provided by student) 
Dive Flag (provided by dive shop) 
Logbook and Dive Tables (provided by dive shop) 
Proper clothing for the weather conditions, large towel 
Food snacks and drinks 
 
Student responsibilities during academic sessions 
Student must read 2 modules of the Open Water manual prior to each class 
Knowledge reviews must be completed and handed over to the instructor prior to the class 
Passing grade for all quizzes is a 70%. Seven out of ten must be correct 
Passing grade for the final exam is a 70%. Thirty five out of  out of fifty must be correct 
Academic session begins at 7pm.  If  you are unable to attend , the class must be made up 
Students can not participate in the Confined water Class (pool) sessions if the corresponding 
academic session has not been made up. 
 
Student responsibilities during Confined Water (pool) Sessions 
You must be sized up for gear before the pool session. This must be done at least 1 
day prior to the actual pool day 
You will be given gear for the pool and it is your responsibility during the time it 
leaves the shop or instructor, to take cares of and maintains gear. 
You will need to be at the pool 15 min before the class begins 
All equipment must be cleaned after each class 
If you are unable to attend a pool session, you must reschedule promptly. If an 
additional pool is necessary, an additional cost $85 will be added 
All confined water work must be completed before the Open Water dives 
 
 
Student responsibilities during Open Water Sessions 
All balances for the class must be paid in full 
You must pick up your gear prior to the open water dive 
It is your responsibility to rinse and dry all gear when returning it to the shop 
Logbooks must be updated at the end of each dive 
Students should bring a lunch and plenty of water / juice 
If you are unable to attend the open water dive, you can reschedule for the next open 
water class. 
If an additional open water class is necessary, an additional cost of $75 a day 
will be added 
     
07
Aug
Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach Labor Day 8/7/21 @ 12:30pm

Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach Labor Day 8/7/21 @ 12:30pm

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

12:30 pm

Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach in Newport, R.I., Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach. All divers are asked to confirm their participation and make sure their gear fits and is in order before the event. This is open to any divers with an Open Water Certification (please bring your Certification card) Our Divemaster, Tom will guide you, and be your buddy if you haven't got one. Rental Gear is available at our store if you haven't had a chance to get your own yet. Tom is a PADI Certified Divemaster and works for Tips so please be generous to show him that you had a good time and appreiciate his efforts. (suggested tip at least $20.00) Please contact Tom directly @ howarthtr@gmail.com so we know how many to expect and to be able to notify you if there is a change in plans due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Kings beach is located off of Ocean avenue in Newport, Rhode Island
12
Aug
Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams 8/12/21 @ 4:00pm

Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams 8/12/21 @ 4:00pm

Fort Adams, Newport, RI

04:00 pm

Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Fort Adams, Harrison Ave. Newport, RI 02840 (behind Eisenhower House). All divers are asked to confirm their participation before the event. This is open to any divers with an Open Water Certification (please bring your Certification card) Our Divemaster, Tom will guide you, and be your buddy if you haven't got one. Rental Gear is available at our store if you haven't had a chance to get your own yet. Tom is a PADI Certified Divemaster and works for Tips so please be generous to show him that you had a good time and appreciate his efforts. (Minimum tip should be at least $20.00) Please contact Tom directly @ howarthtr@gmail.com so we know how many to expect and to be able to notify you if there is a change in plans due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
13
Aug
Narragansett Pinnacles Night Dive Charter 8/13/21 @6-pm

Narragansett Pinnacles Night Dive Charter 8/13/21 @6-pm

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

This amazing Mountain of gigantic granite boulders starts at 80' and comes up to 25' of the surface making for a lot of relief and swim-throughs to explore. This site is thought to be remains of a glacier that existed 9000 years ago. Check it out there's also tons of fish and marine life to enjoy. Cost: $145.00 depth: 75-80 ft. Reservations are made at Giant Stride Dive Shop by full pre-payment. If you cancel your reservation you forfeit the full payment unless we can sell your seat. If our captain cancels the trip, we issue a full refund. Cancellations by our Captain are made on the day of the charter, one hour before sailing time. We cannot guarantee dive sites, alternate dive site selection does not constitute a cancellation or a refund. Please be at the slip 1  hour before sailing time (show up at 5pm, departure is 6pm or earlier) , to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 15 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time at 6:00 pm (or earlier if we can get everyone aboard) if you miss the boat it’s your loss. Sign up now as these charters sell out quickly. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. This is aboard Priority 33 State St. Narragansett, RI (in Galilee), show up by at least 5:30pm to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 6:00 pm possibly earlier. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, 2 lights, (primary & Back up), Wreck reel, Safety sausage or lift bag and a whistle. YOU SHOULD HAVE DAN Hyperbaric insurance or the equivalent!
15
Aug
GUIDED SHORE DIVE AT VAN ZANDT PIER 8/15/21 @ 1pm

GUIDED SHORE DIVE AT VAN ZANDT PIER 8/15/21 @ 1pm

VAN ZANDT PIER

01:00 pm

Guided Shore Dive at Van Zandt Pier Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Van Zandt Pier . This is open to any divers with an Open Water Certification (please bring your Certification card) Our Divemaster, Tom will guide you, and be your buddy if you haven't got one. Rental Gear is available at our store if you haven't had a chance to get your own yet. Tom is a PADI Certified Divemaster and works for exclusively for tips so please be generous (suggested tip is at least $20.00) to show him that you had a good time and appreciate his efforts. Please contact Tom directly @ howarthtr@gmail.com so we know how many to expect and to be able to notify you if there is a change in plans due to weather or other unforseen circumstances.Wedensday June 30 @1pm by Van Zandt Pier  

Free Entry