Events

Extended Events Schedule

15
Jul
PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class 7/15/20 @ 6:30pm

PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class 7/15/20 @ 6:30pm

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class. Instructor: CHRIS PARKER 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 one classroom session. No Dives Required. The cost of this NITROX / ENRICHED AIR course is $175.00 and includes the book, tables, and certification card for Enriched air Diver. Class Schedule: (classes are at Giant Stride Dive Shop) Classroom : Wednesday, July 15 @ 6:30 pm. Meet the instructor and review Knowledge reviews, course requirements take test.
 
      
17
Jul
Guided Shore Dive at Van Zandt Pier, Newport 7/17/20 @5:30pm

Guided Shore Dive at Van Zandt Pier, Newport 7/17/20 @5:30pm

Giant Stride Dive Shop

05:30 pm – 08:00 pm

Friday, 17 July, 5:30 pm Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Van Zandt Pier @ 5:30pm. This is open to any divers with an Open Water Certification (please bring your Certification card) Our Divemaster, Tom will guide you, and be your buddy if you haven't got one. Rental Gear is available at our store if you haven't had a chance to get your own yet. Tom is a PADI Certified Divemaster and works for Tips so please be generous to show him that you had a good time and appreiciate his efforts. Please contact Tom directly @ howarthtr@gmail.com so we know how many to expect and to be able to notify you if there is a change in plans due to weather or other unforseen circumstances.
19
Jul
Heroine Wreck 7/19/20 @6AM

Heroine Wreck 7/19/20 @6AM

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT! The Heroine sank on 6/19/1920 and is 136' long X 26' wide and sitting in 75' of water...a really great dive with lots of fish and marine life on and around her. Cost is $145.00 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. 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  slip  1  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 at 7:00 am 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 aboard Priority on State St. in Galilee, show up by at least 6:00am we leave at 7:00 sharp OR EARLIER.
19
Jul
Guided Shore Dive at Fort Adams Sunday, July 19 @ 12:30pm

Guided Shore Dive at Fort Adams Sunday, July 19 @ 12:30pm

Giant Stride Dive Shop

12:30 pm – 03:00 pm

Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Fort Adams, Harrison Ave. Newport, RI 02840 (behind Eisenhour House). All divers are asked to confirm their participation before the event. This is open to any divers with an Open Water Certification (please bring your Certification card) Our Divemaster, Tom will guide you, and be your buddy if you haven't got one. Rental Gear is available at our store if you haven't had a chance to get your own yet. Tom is a PADI Certified Divemaster and works for Tips so please be generous to show him that you had a good time and appreiciate his efforts. Please contact Tom directly @ howarthtr@gmail.com so we know how many to expect and to be able to notify you if there is a change in plans due to weather or other unforseen circumstances.
20
Jul
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 7/20/20

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 7/20/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

  INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS PARKER      COST:   $550.00 WHEN YOU BUY YOUR MASK, FINS AND SNORKEL AND BOOTS HERE OR WE WILL DISCOUNT 10% + $100.00 MAKING THE CLASS $450.00 GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI.
Dates 
Class and Pool
 
MON July 20  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
WED July 22  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Pool 
MON July  27  6:30 to 9:30   Class 
WED July  29 6:30 to 9:00   Pool 
 
MON Aug 3  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
WED Aug 5  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Pool 
 
 
Open Water Dives         Aug 8 & 9  
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