Events

Extended Events Schedule

29
May
U Boat Charter on the U853 Submarine 5/29/22 @6AM

U Boat Charter on the U853 Submarine 5/29/22 @6AM

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

SOLD OUT! 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 Water 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. Cost is $155.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. 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. 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 hour before sailing time (SAIL @ 7AM BE THERE FOR 6AM), to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 30 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time and if you miss the boat it's your loss.
31
May
JUNE PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 5/31/22 (Beginner level)

JUNE PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 5/31/22 (Beginner level)

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Class starting May 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm  Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm COST: $550.00  Dates for Classes and Pool Sessions          Instructor: John Langella May     31    Tuesday @ 6:30 to 9:00 Class 1 June 02 Thursday @ 6:30 to 9:30 Pool 1  June 07 Tuesday @ 6:30 to 9:00 Class 2  June 09 Thursday @ 6:30 to 9:30 Pool 2  June 21 Tuesday @ 6:30 to 9:00 Class 3  June 23 Thursday @ 6:30 to 9:30 Pool 3  June 28 Tuesday @ 6:30 to 9:00 Class 4  June 30 Tuesday @ 6:30 to 9:00 Class 5  Open Water Dives: Saturday, June 25 & Saturday, July 2.   
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. 
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 20% OR MORE 
OFF WHEN YOU DO THE MATH) THIS CLASS HAS NO HIDDEN COSTS!!! WE DONT 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. 
 
 
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, viewing  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
04
Jun
Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 6/4/22 @ 6AM

Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 6/4/22 @ 6AM

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

1 SEAT AVAILABLE! TECH DIVE CERT REQUIRED! .....The Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” built in 1959 is a technical dive with a max depth of 160 fsw. This steel double hulled tank barge measured 220’ in length with a beam of 43’ and was transporting sulfuric acid from Philadelphia on a passage to Boston towed by a Tugboat, when it collided with an inbound tanker Samuel Q. Brown on 11/15/61 before clearing the Delaware Bay. There was some damage but the repairs to damages were deferred to a later date and it was decided the tow must go on! (Lol) November 20, 1961 found the eastern seaboard in the grip of a Nor’easter that put so much strain on the towing hawser that it parted with a snap sounding like a shotgun blast. She is only 3 miles from the USS Bass and enjoys much of the same great viz. Cost: $170.00 Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is nonrefundable. If you cancel your reservation you forfeit the full payment. If our captain cancels the trip, we issue a full refund if you paid in cash and a store credit if paid by credit card. 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, 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
05
Jun
U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 6/5/22 @ 6am

U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 6/5/22 @ 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 $155.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is nonrefundable. 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!
13
Jun
16th ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP WRECK FEST 6/13/22

16th ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP WRECK FEST 6/13/22

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

2 SEATS LEFT AS OF 4/9 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 so awesome. We are diving with Olympus Dive Center on Monday 6/13 -Sunday 6/19 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 6/11 Saturday leaving RI at around 6-8pm 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  $1800.00, 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 January 1st. Full payment is due no later than April 1st, 2022. 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  Monday June 13 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 Saturday after 6pm to arrive in Morehead City around Brunchtime, get a bite to eat and Check in at Olympus before heading to the house 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: https://www.olympusdiving.com/assets/Documents/2021%20Liability%20Letter%20Size%20Waiver%20COVID19.pdf 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