Events

Extended Events Schedule

01
Jan
Giant Stride Dive Shops 12th Annual New Years Day Blue Lip Dip 1/1/18

Giant Stride Dive Shops 12th Annual New Years Day Blue Lip Dip 1/1/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP


All Day

Jan. 1, 2018 - BLUE LIP DIP NEW YEARS DAY DIVE MONDAY Jan. 1, 2018 - BLUE LIP DIP NEW YEARS DAY DIVE (AKA NOT SEACONNS FROZEN FIN DIVE) JAN 1, 2018 Giant Stride Dive Shop will be starting the New Year off with a dive at Fort Weatherill. There's always a good turn out for this event as it's lots of fun and most years Mother Nature has been kind to us! Diving will start at around 11:00 am so please arrive early to secure a parking spot. This is a Pot Luck event and a dish and BYOB is encouraged. I will have a tent with a heater and hopefully will see you there. If its raining or blowing a gale we will cancel. Please RSVP so we know how many are to expect. Happy Holidays and a fantastic New Year. I will be diving wet as is the custom for this event but "Drysuit weenies" are welcome as well. Come on out even if your not diving and hang out with friends, eat some Venison Chile and all the other great dishes our friends bring.
08
Jan
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 1/8/18

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 1/8/18

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

January, 2018 - Open Water Diver Referral Class Class starting January 8, 2018 - OPEN WATER DIVER certification Referral class Instructor: John Langella Schedule: Monday: January 8 Classroom Section #1: 6:30 – 9:00 PM Wednesday: January 10 Classroom Section #2: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Sunday:  January 14 Pool #1: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Monday: January 15 Classroom Section #3: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Wednesday: January 17 Classroom Section #4: 6:30 – 9:00 PM Sunday:  January 21 Pool #2: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Monday: January 22 Classroom Section #5 & Exam: 6:30 – 9:00 PM   Certification Referral Option: do your checkout dives in a warm climate. 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 ShopPool 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.
10
Jan
Coron Bay, Philippines Live Aboard Trip 1/10/18-1/21/18

Coron Bay, Philippines Live Aboard Trip 1/10/18-1/21/18

Atlantis Azores Live Aboard Ship

All Day

The Atlantis Azores, which used to be the Truk Aggressor and is owned by the same folks who own the Atlantis Resorts in Puerto Galera and Dumaguete, has a 7  night itinerary that goes to Anilao, Apo Reef and the wrecks of Coron. So there are awesome Japanese Wrecks similar to the ones in Truk Lagoon, Caves, Caverns, Macro and Pelagic Marine life. Please get your nonrefundable deposits in ASAP as I have only booked 8 seats and 7 are spoken for already. I can probably book more but like my charters they go fast! Below are the budgetary prices for the updated Atlantis Azores option: Note: Retail $4900 pp for Live Aboard, Philippine Airlines flight out of LAX through Narita to Manila, Van and boat transfer from Manila to Atlantis Resort, Puerto Galera, 1 night at Atlantis Resort, Puerto Galera (12-13Jan), 7 nights aboard the Atlantis Azores (13-20Jan) Van and boat transfer from Atlantis Resort, Puerto Galera to Manila 1 night in Manila. Land transfers budget: Atlantis resort (1 night with meals)  Atlantis Azores 7 nts deluxe cabin. Total air (from LAX) and land budget NET by check price to Giant Stride: $4900 pp/do. Minimum deposit is $500.00 cash or check, no Credit Card payments unless you want to pay 5% over amount, deposits constitute a commitment and are nonrefundable. Not included: Flight to LAX, Nitrox (budget $150 for 7 nights), marine park fee (budget $125 for 7 nts), dive rental equipment if needed, alcoholic beverages, dive insurance or travel insurance. Atlantis Azores offers complimentary social servings of Tanduay Rhum, house red or white wine, San Miguel Pale Pilsner and San Miguel Light included in the package. The airfare will work better by routing from Boston to LAX because the price is cheaper, the flight is non-stop from LAX to Manila, and lower the price.  Below is the updated recap including the airfare included in the price: Philippines Airlines out of LAX non-stop to Manila:  Departure flight: PR 103 on 10JAN  LAX/MNL   1120P  440A  (land on 12JAN) 12Jan Van and boat transfer from Manila to Atlantis Resort, Puerto Galera 1 night at Atlantis Resort, Puerto Galera (12-13Jan) 7 nights aboard the Atlantis Azores (13-20Jan) 20Jan Van and boat transfer from Atlantis Resort, Puerto Galera to Manila 1 night in Manila (20-21Jan) Return flight: PR 112 on 21JAN  MNL/LAX   1115A Not included: Airfare from Boston or Providence to LAX (budget $400 to $550 pp), nitrox (budget $150 for 7 nights), marine park fee (budget $125 for 7 nts), dive rental equipment, dive insurance or travel insurance. Below are the add-on flights from Boston or Providence: Note:  I highly recommend taking the non-stop flights out of Boston (rather than 1-stop flights out of Providence) to avoid any issues with a misconnection! Sample airfare out of Boston: AA  25 on 10JAN BOS/LAX  1243P  402P AA 202 on 21JAN LAX/BOS  1233P  906P Or AA 147 on 10JAN BOS/LAX 314P  635P AA 202 on 21JAN LAX/BOS  1233P  906P AA airfare budget out of Boston (either option):  $400 http://www.coronwrecks.com/sites.htm
06
Feb
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 2/6/18

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 2/6/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Giant Stride Dive Shop     Dates Class and Pool February 5 Class 6:30pm February 6 Pool 7:00pm February 12Class6:30pm February 13Pool7:00pm February 19Class6:30pm February 20Pool7:00pm February 26Class6:30pm February 27Pool7:00pm Open Water Dives           March 3 and 4 (or spring) or do it as a Referral & arrange to do them someplace warm PADI Open Water Dive Class 2/6/18                  INSTRUCTOR: Chris Parker               Cost: $450.00 Classroom sessions are at the Giant Stride Dive Shop.  Pool session location: East Providence Boys & Girls Club, 115 Williams Ave., East Providence. 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 / ¼ inch) 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 The following paragraphs are the students responsibilities as well as PUNCTUALITY 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 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 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, an additional open water dive is necessary, an additional cost of $100 be added
11
Jun
Annual North Carolina Wreck Diving Adventure 6/11-6/16/18

Annual North Carolina Wreck Diving Adventure 6/11-6/16/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Jun. 11, 2018 -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. Come home with great memories, dive on Great wrecks, with Sand Tiger Sharks, good price with great viz! We will dive with Olympus Dive Center on awesome wrecks at 80 to 130 fsw, viz is 40 to 100 ft. Water temp. is in the 80's! You can view the wrecks we will dive at www.olympusdiving.com. I'll drive down on the evening of 6/9 at around 6pm to avoid traffic so I can take my own tanks and geared arrive sometime in the afternoon in Morehead. (you can rent tanks and lead from Olympus if you Fly & don't want to drive.) Morehead is a 14 hour drive. You must have an Advanced Open Water Cert. (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. Cost will be TBD once I arrange lodging at a Hotel. Call the Store to let me know you're interested. The cost for 6 days of 2 tank wreck diving and lodging in 2 rented houses is $1385.00 with a $100.00 discount if paid off by Valentines day February 14th, 2018... A $500.00 Deposit is required to hold your spot No exceptions.