Events

Extended Events Schedule

31
Jan
PADI January Open Water Dive Class 1/6/20

PADI January Open Water Dive Class 1/6/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

07:00 pm – 09:30 pm

It says January 31st but it actually started 1/6.....that is the only to keep the info on the page after the start date passes. PADI Open Water Dive Class 1/6/20   INSTRUCTOR: Chris Parker   Cost: $450.00 Classroom sessions are at  Giant Stride Dive ShopPool session location: East Providence Boys & Girls Club, 115 Williams Ave., East Providence. open Water Dives will be at Fort Wetherill. A 10% Student discount is offered to students 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 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, snorkel and at least 1 tank. (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 don't just sell it WE LIVE IT! Call 401-732-8808 for more info or stop by the store to enroll.

Scheduled Required Dates

Class and Pool Mon Jan  6   @ 7:00 to 9:00   Class Wed Jan  8   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool Mon Jan 13  @ 7:00 to 9:00  Class  Wed Jan 15  @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool   Mon Jan 27   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Class Wed Jan 29   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool Mon Feb 3   @ 7:00 to 8:00   Class Wed Feb 5    @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool Open Water Dives         April/May when the water is warmer? Or do the dives in a warm location with PADI's referral program...

 

 

The following paragraphs are the students responsibilities as well as PUNCTUALITY 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
  • Knowledge Reviews are due each class
  • Must pass all test with a 70%
Confined Water Session (pool)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties
  • Log Book
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Open Water Session (Ocean Dives)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties, Gloves and Hood. (Provided by student)
  • Weight Belt, Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Wetsuit (7mm ) and tank (provided by dive shop)
  • Dive Flag
  • 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 6:30. 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.
  • Make up classes will incur an additional charge of $40
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 care of and maintain 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 of $100 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 prior to returning it to the shop
  • Gear is due back to the shop after the dive
  • 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 $100 be added
03
Feb
PADI February Open Water Class 2/3/20

PADI February Open Water Class 2/3/20

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

  February, 2020 - Open Water Diver Class Class starting February 3, 2020 - OPEN WATER DIVER certification class Instructor: John Langella Schedule: Monday: February 3 Classroom Section #1: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Wednesday: February 5 Classroom Section #2: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Sunday:  February 9 Pool #1: 11:00 PM – 2:00 PM Monday: February 10 Classroom Section #3: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Wednesday: February 12 Classroom Section #4: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Sunday:  February 16 Pool #2: 11:00 PM – 2:00 PM Monday: February 17 Classroom Section #5: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Sunday:  February 23 Pool #3: (if needed) 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Certification Referral Option: do your checkout dives in a warm climate or finish up here in spring when the water warms up. 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. 
15
Feb
CAYMAN BRAC 2/15/20-2/22/20

CAYMAN BRAC 2/15/20-2/22/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Cayman Brac is located about 95 miles east of Grand Cayman and just 175 miles south of Cuba. In addition to world-class diving which is what brings most visitors to the island, there is growing interest in spending surface intervals hiking the island’s nature trails, biking its uncrowded roads, exploring its numerous limestone caves, and even rappelling or climbing the iconic Bluff. Enjoy some of the best diving in the Cayman Islands at a small, casual resort with expansive grounds that offer spaces for guests to play or get away. There’s plenty of beach for everyone to find their own favorite place, and the large walk-in pool offers varying depths for swimmers of all ages. Beach volleyball is a popular activity for groups and families while NOT exploring the underwater world. Late afternoons guests enjoy fun bar games like Bingo and weekly crab races while enjoying their favorite beverages and waiting for dinner. The island’s almost 70 named dive sites offer unlimited fabulous scuba diving on lush coral reefs teeming with marine life, which are just short boat rides away from the Cayman Brac Beach Resort. Warm tropical waters make exploring iconic dive sites like the 330-foot-long MV Captain Keith Tibbetts wreck comfortable year-round. And Reef Divers’ personalized valet services take the work out of diving so guests can enjoy underwater experiences at their own pace.  https://www.caymanbracbeachresort.com/ Cayman Brac Beach Resort INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE: 7 Nights Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 6 Days of 2 Tank AM Dives Free Nitrox Included Welcome Rum Punch Manager’s Cocktail Reception Airport Ground Transfers Hotel Taxes, Fees & Gratuities NOT INCLUDED: Flights Dive Staff gratuities Gear rental if needed Alcoholic Beverages and soft drinks other than with meals Cost $1760.00 and Cash, Check or Credit Cards are welcome! $500.00 per person deposit is appreciated...final payment is due 90 days prior to departure date.  
03
Mar
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 3/3/20 @ 7PM

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 3/3/20 @ 7PM

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

07:00 pm – 09:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Parker Dates 
Class and Pool
March  3   @ 7:00 to 9:00   Class 
March  5   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
March  9   @ 7:00 to 9:00  Class  
March 11  @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
  
March 16  @ 7:00 to 9:30   Class 
March 18  @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
March 23  @ 7:00 to 8:00   Class 
March 25  @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
 
 
 
Open Water Dives         March 28 and 29 or you arrange to do a referral in warmer waters. 
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 Session (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 
Scuba certification, dive license, skin diver, Scuba Diving RI      
11
Mar
PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX CLASS 3/11/20

PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX CLASS 3/11/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 08:30 pm

March 11, 2020 - ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class. 
Instructor: John Langella 
 
Develop your skills and extend your range of diving experiences!   Learn to use Nitrox to increase 
your bottom time and improve your safety factor.  Only three classroom sessions. No Dives 
Required. 
 
The cost of this NITROX / ENRICHED AIR course is $175.00 and includes the books, tables, a 
viewing of instructional DVD and certification for PADI Enriched air  Diver.   
 
Class Schedule: (classes are at Giant Stride Dive Shop) 
Classroom #1: Wednesday March 11: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Meet the instructor and 
review course requirements and schedules.  
 
Classroom #2Wednesday March 18: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmTurn in all paperwork, go 
over knowledge reviews and enriched air tables. 
 
Classroom #3Wednesday March 25: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Practical application nitrox 
analyzing, logging and dive planning using tables and computers and nitrox exam. 
 
 
Enrollment is Limited! REGISTER and STOP IN TO THE STORE TO SIGN UP AND PICK UP YOUR 
STUDENT PACKAGE!