Events

Extended Events Schedule

17
Oct
U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 10/17/21 @ 6am

U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 10/17/21 @ 6am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT....Charter to The U 853 aboard Priority .........Join us as we dive the U853 Nazi submarine, a Type IX-C-40 built in the Deschimag Yard in Germany. We will remain at the U Boat for the second dive unless conditions dictate otherwise. This Charter, Priority Charters, and Giant Stride Dive Shop, requires an advanced cert. with some experience diving to depths greater than 100 ft. in New England (or similar) waters. A redundant air source, lift bag or safety sausage, and whistle or horn is required. Pony bottles and regs are available to rent if you don't have one. Cost is $150.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. 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 marina 1 hour before sailing time , 6AM to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and  load gear before our 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  *SORRY NO SIDEMOUNT DIVING ALLOWED ON THIS BOAT ANYMORE.............. WE HAVE HAD TOO MANY INCIDENTS!
18
Oct
PADI RESCUE DIVER CERTIFICATION & EFR CLASS 10/18/21

PADI RESCUE DIVER CERTIFICATION & EFR CLASS 10/18/21

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP


06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning. 
 
Class schedule:
 EFR/CPR          Oct 18   @    6:30 to 9:30  Class 
First Aid Oct 20   @    6:30 to 9:30  Class 
Rescue Oct 25   @    6:30 to 9:3 Class 
Oct 27   @    6:30 to 9:30  Class - Test 
   
Open Water Dives November 6 and 7 @ 9am *WEATHER PERMITTING
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.

How can you start learning now?

You can sign up at the store and receive the Rescue Diver Manual, and your pocket mask, enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask which is required (available at Giant Stride) to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career. Cost: EFR $150.00   RESCUE $350.00      Instructor: Chris Parke 
   
Academic Session (class room) 
PADI Rescue Diver Manual 
Completed Knowledge reviews (from the end of each module in the rescue manual) 
Notepad or notebook for taking notes. 
Confined Water Session (pool) 
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties 
Tank, BCD, wights 
Bathing suit and towel 
 
Open Water Session (Ocean Dives) 
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties  
Weight Belt, Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Wetsuit (7mm / ¼ inch) 
and tank  
Dive Flag  
Logbook  
Proper clothing for the weather conditions, large towel 
Food snacks and drinks 
 
Student responsibilities during academic sessions 
Student must read all 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 6;30pm.  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. 
 
24
Oct
Narragansett Pinnacles Dive Charter 10/24/21 @6-am

Narragansett Pinnacles Dive Charter 10/24/21 @6-am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

2 SEATS LEFT!!! 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! *SORRY NO SIDEMOUNT DIVING ALLOWED ON THIS BOAT ANYMORE.............. WE HAVE HAD TOO MANY INCIDENTS!
31
Oct
U853 U-Boat HALLOWEEN Charter Sunday  10/31/21 @6am

U853 U-Boat HALLOWEEN Charter Sunday 10/31/21 @6am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

2 SEATS LEFT as of 9/27.....Nazi U Boat U853 Submarine Wreck Dive Charter  to The U853  Join us as we dive the U853 Nazi submarine, a Type IX-C-40 built in the Deschimag Yard in Germany. We will remain at the U Boat for the second dive according to conditions. This Charter and Giant Stride Dive Shop, requires an advanced cert. with some experience diving to depths greater than 100 ft. in New England (or similar) waters. Maximum Depth is 125'.  Advanced Open Waret Certification, A redundant air source, lift bag or safety sausage, and whistle or horn is required. Pony bottles and regs are available to rent if you don't have one. You must have an Advanced Open Water Certification(please bring c card & log book in when you sign up). Required equipment: redundant air source, SMB or safe-t-sausage,  & Whistle. Cost: $150.00 Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. If you cancel your reservation you forfeit the full payment if we can't 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 marina at 33 State St. Galilee 1 hour before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 60 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time and if you miss the boat it's your loss. We depart at 7am so please show up at 6am to load gear and fill out paperwork. *SORRY NO SIDEMOUNT DIVING ALLOWED ON THIS BOAT ANYMORE.............. WE HAVE HAD TOO MANY INCIDENTS!
08
Nov
November PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Class 11/8/21 (Beginner Level)

November PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Class 11/8/21 (Beginner Level)

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

November, 2020 - Open Water Diver Class 
 Class starting November 82021 - OPEN WATER DIVER certification class 
 Instructor: John Langella         Schedule: 
November  08    Monday       @ 6:30 to 9:00               Class 1 November  10    Wednesday     6:30 to 9:00             Class 2 November 14    Sunday         @  TBA            Pool 1   November  15    Monday        @  6:30 to 9:00              Class 3 November  17    Wednesday    6:30 to 9:00             Class 4 November 21    Sunday        @  TBA             Pool 2  November  23    Tuesday        @  6:30 to 9:00              Class 5  November 28    Sunday        @  TBA             Pool 2  Open Water Dives  to be done in the spring.  Ask about the PADI Referral Option. Do your Open Water  checkout dives in warm locations.
Full Certification 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 OTHERWISE 
YOU WILL GET A 10% DISCOUNT) MAKING THE CLASS $450.00 
GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE 
BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI. 
  * Referral Certification Option: You arrange to do your checkout dives in a warm climate and get certified on your trip this winter. This class 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.  
 *All classes and pool sessions are mandatory. Students are urged to check the 
schedule carefully. 
Missed classroom sessions will incur a $50 makeup fee. 
Missed pool sessions will incur a $100 makeup fee 
 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 checkout 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.
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.