Events

Extended Events Schedule

31
May
USS Bass Submarine Wreck Charter 5/31/20

USS Bass Submarine Wreck Charter 5/31/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT!!! TECH CERT REQUIRED! Charter to the USS Bass Submarine Wreck 2 dives. This is a tech dive with maximum depths of 165 feet and requires an Advanced Nitrox /Deco Procedures Certification. The plan is to do 2 dives on the bass. Cost is $165.00 and will sell out fast. Double Tanks are recommended, but Redundant Air ssource and standard safety equipment IS required. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. If you cancel your reservation you forfeit the full payment UNLESS WE CAN SELL IT. 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 marina 1/2 to 1 hour before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 30 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time at 7:00 am and if you miss the boat it's your loss. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. ADDRESS:  33 State St. Narragansett, RI 02882  Your seat is held by full prepayment only.
02
Jun
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 6/2/20

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 6/2/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

  Open Water Scuba Diver Class (Entry Level) GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI.
Dates 
Class and Pool
June 2  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 3  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 4  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Pool 
June 5  @ 6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
  
June  9   6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 10  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 11  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Pool 
June 12  6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
 
 
 
Open Water Dives         June 14 & 15 
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 
     
06
Jun
Charter to The Gooseberry Arches 6/6/20 show up @ 8:00am

Charter to The Gooseberry Arches 6/6/20 show up @ 8:00am

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

3 SEATS LEFT!!! The Gooseberry island Arches are a great dive site that I call the "Caribbean of Newport" Typical viz is 15-30 ft. and you'll want to bring your camera to this photogenic site teaming with fish and marine life. There are swim-throughs, lots of canyons and many vertical walls to explore. The second dive will be ladies choice. We're leaving at 9 am so please show up at 8:00am to load gear.... WE LEAVE @ 8:30am. Cost: $120.00 depth: 40 ft.  Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable 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 which is Conanicut Marina Jamestown, RI 02879, to board “Argonaut” 1/2 hour before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 15 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time and 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 a 2 tank dive.....
07
Jun
Idene Wreck & Block Island Pinnacles Charter 6/7/20

Idene Wreck & Block Island Pinnacles Charter 6/7/20

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

SOLD OUT!!!  Sunday Charter to the Idene & Block Island Pinnacles. We will leave the dock at 7:00am to dive the Idene, a steel fishing vessel 120 feet long,that stands upright and intact in 85 feet of seawater (FSW) The deck of this vessel is at about 60 FSW. Visability is usually 20' or better making this an awesome wreck dive followed by a dive on the Block Island Pinnacles. Must have an advanced certification  (please bring c card or log book in when you sign up). Required equiptment: SMB or safe-t-sausage, Whistle and light. Cost: $150.00 Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable.  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, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card to get fully loaded and ready to go 15 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time at 7:00 am and if you miss the boat it’s your loss. Sign up now as these charters sell out quickly. This is aboard Priority 33 State St. Narragansett, RI (in Galilee), show up by 6am to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 7:00 am sharp. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, Wreck reel, Safety sausage or lift bag.
14
Jun
ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP 6/14/20

ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP 6/14/20

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

June 14, 2020 -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. We are diving with Olympus Dive Center on Sunday 6/14 -Saturday 6/20 on some awesome shipwrecks with amazing Sandtiger Sharks in 80 to 130 fsw, viz is 40 to 100 ft. Water temp. is between 72 and 78 degrees! Some people wear 3mm suits but I wear a 5mm suit, a 7 will work as well! 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 Morehead City. (you can rent tanks and lead from Olympus if you Fly & don't want to drive.) Morehead City is a about a 14 hour drive. You must have an Advanced Open Water Cert. card (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 7 days of 2 tank wreck diving and lodging in a Beach front house in Atlantic City Beach is  $1675.00 CC, cash or check. The Kitchen is fully equipped and there is a grill to cook on as well. A $500.00 Deposit is required to hold your spot No exceptions. A $50.00 discount will be deducted for those paying in full in cash or check before December 1st. Full payment is due by April 14th 2020. Address: Olympus Dive Center 713 Shepard St. Morehead City, North Carolina 28557 to check in with the dive shop before heading to our condo 1919 West Fort Macon Rd. Atlantic Beach, NC 28512  Sunday June 14 we start wreck diving with Olympus so show up at 6am! Everyone must have Certification Cards on their person! This means you! You will not be allowed to dive without your AOW certification card and  a Nitrox card as well if using Nitrox. Make sure your tanks are within Hydro and Visual inspection dates. I recommend leaving home Friday after 6pm to arrive in Morehead City around Brunchtime, get a bite to eat and Check in at Olympus. Diving During COVID 19     with Olympus Dive Center We are in unprecedented times.  The safety & well-being of our divers, staff, and crew are a Top Priority here at Olympus Dive Center.  We have changed a few things around the store and implemented new policies for the dive boats, we appreciate your help with these safety measures. If you are feeling unwell or sick (i.e., persistent cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, OR at least two of the following: fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new lose of taste or smell).  Please give us a call to reschedule.  DO NOT enter the Dive Shop. DO NOT Dive. This list is not all-inclusive: please seek medical advice as soon as possible. Olympus Dive Center wants to help you get back underwater as safely as possible.  These are the changes that we have implemented that will allow us to take you diving. Checking In at the Dive Shop:
  • All Staff & Guests are asked to wear a face cover.
  • Please print and fill out the Olympus Dive Center Waiver Form prior to arrival.  Hand your completed waiver form to Olympus Staff.  Please have your certification card out and ready to show to Olympus staff.  Don't forget your Nitrox c-card, if you are planning on diving Nitrox.
  • Olympus Dive Center will be limiting the number of people in the dive store, please make sure to maintain Social Distancing while in the dive shop and outdoor deck area.
  • The dive shop will be disinfected throughout the day, please avoid touching things unless necessary or purchasing.
  • All rental equipment and tanks will be sanitized by our staff members.  Please do not touch other diver's gear.
  • We will be taking everyone's temperature before handing out Boarding Passes.
On the Dive Boat:
  • All Dive Crew & Guests are asked to wear a face cover.
  • Please have all your dive gear (excluding tanks) inside a gear bag or bin upon boarding the dive boat.
  • Please practice Social Distancing while on the boat.  Scuba tanks will be spaced on the boat to help with this.
  • We encourage everyone to bring their own reusable water bottle.
  • Please remember to bring a towel, snacks or lunch, and personal disinfecting products.  No bleach products allowed on board.
  • Marine Head - Please remember that no paper towel products or wipes are to be placed in the toilet.  There is a trash can in the bathroom for those products.  Toilet Paper ONLY in the marine head.
  • Please do not spit in your mask or on the deck of the boat.  If you do not have Defog solution, we have spray bottles of Defog on board.  There will be NO communal mask rinse bucket.  We will have jugs of water to splash into your masks if needed.
  • The dive boat will be disinfected throughout the day.
  • End of Dive Day - ALL dive equipment and tanks must be removed from the boat to allow the crew the ability to properly sanitize and disinfect the boat for the next day's dive trip.
  • We recommend that each diver bring a personal rubbermaid/bin/tub to store their dive equipment overnight in their car or hotel room.
Back at the Shop:
  • We will have three rinse bins set up for rinsing and disinfecting dive gear. Bin #1 & #2 will have a bleach solution and Bin #3 will be fresh water.  We also have a few hoses that can be used for fresh water rinsing.
  • Please return rental tanks or your personal tanks to be filled to the appropriate Fill Box (White for Air and Green for Nitrox).
  • Please enter the dive shop while practicing Social distancing to pay for rental tanks or fills for the following day.
  • Only Scuba Tanks will be allowed to be loaded on the boat for the following day after the boat has been scrubbed and disinfected.
Tips to help keep you safe and minimize risk for exposure.
  • Divers should sanitize their dive equipment, especially - masks, snorkels, whistles, orally inflated SMB's, BCD oral inflators, and second stages of regulators.  All Olympus Dive Center rental dive equipment is be disinfected immediately after each use.
  • Use a defog solution instead of spit for your mask.
  • Dive buddies should not use/share the same mouthpiece unless it’s an emergency.
  • Carry disinfectant solution in your dive bag in case needed.
  • Wear a face cover (i.e., face mask, gaiter, buff, bandana, etc.)
  • Practice Social Distancing while in the Dive Shop, Outdoor Deck and Dive Boats
  • Practice proper hygiene, including frequently washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and not touching your face.
Thank you – we appreciate our help and understanding with these guidelines that we have in place for your and our health & safety. Robert Purifoy and all the Olympus Dive Center Staff