Events

Extended Events Schedule

16
May
U853 U Boat Charter 5/16/21 @ 6am

U853 U Boat Charter 5/16/21 @ 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 $150.00 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. 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 to a 1/2 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 and if you miss the boat it's your loss. Show up at 6am leave at 7am  .
19
May
U853 U-Boat Charter Wednesday 5/19/21 @7am

U853 U-Boat Charter Wednesday 5/19/21 @7am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

 SOLD OUT!!!! 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 30 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time and if you miss the boat it's your loss. We depart at 8am so please show up at 7am to load gear and fill out paperwork.
30
May
U Boat Charter on the U853 Submarine 5/30/21 @6AM

U Boat Charter on the U853 Submarine 5/30/21 @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 $150.00 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.
01
Jun
PADI JUNE OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 6/1/21 @ 6:30pm

PADI JUNE OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 6/1/21 @ 6:30pm

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

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. 
 
Instructor: Chris Parker
Dates 
Class and Pool 
    June 1   @    6:30 to 9:30  Class 
    June 3   @    6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
    June 8  @    6:30 to 9:30   Class 
   June 10  @    6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
   June 15  @  6:30 to 9:30   Class 
   June 17   6:3to 9:30   Pool 
   June 22   6:30 to 9:30   Class 
   June 24   6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
 
   Open Water Dives        June 26 and 27  
 
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      
02
Jun
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Class 6/2/21 @ 6:30PM

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Class 6/2/21 @ 6:30PM

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

JUNE, 2021 - PADI ADVANCED CERTIFICATION CLASS. 
INSTRUCTOR: JOHN LANGELLA 
 
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AND EXTEND YOUR RANGE OF DIVING EXPERIENCES!.  ONLY TWO 
CLASSROOM SESSIONS - THE FOCUS OF THIS COURSE IS DIVE EXPERIENCE!  THERE ARE FIVE 
OR MORE SPECIFIC DIVE EXPERIENCES INCLUDING NAVIGATIONSEARCH & RECOVERY, 
NIGHTDEEP , BOAT, AND DRIFT DIVING.  
 
THE COST OF THIS ADVANCED DIVER COURSE IS $375 AND INCLUDES THE BOOKS, TABLES, 
A VIEWING INSTRUCTIONAL DVD AND CERTIFICATION CARD FOR PADI ADVANCED OPENWATER (ADVENTURES IN DIVING). STUDENTS ARE 
EXPECTED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN PERSONAL DIVE EQUIPMENT SUITABLE FOR EACH DIVE OR RENT GEAR FROM THE STORE. THIS IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AOW CLASS OFFERED IN RI BY ANYONE.
 
CLASS SCHEDULE: (CLASSES ARE AT GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP) 
 
CLASSROOM #1: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. MEET THE INSTRUCTOR 
AND REVIEW COURSE AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND SCHEDULES.  
 
CLASSROOM #2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. TURN IN ALL 
PAPERWORK, GO OVER KNOWLEDGE REVIEWS AND PRACTICE NAVIGATION AND SEARCH & 
RECOVERY TECHNIQUES. BRING BCD AND REGULATOR, DIVE LIGHTS, DIVE (WRECK) REELS, 
COMPASS AND SLATE. 
 
 
DIVE SCHEDULE: (*ALL DIVE DATES ARE TENTATIVE DEPENDING ON WEATHER AND 
CONDITIONS.) 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 5: 9:00 AM ADVANCED CHECKOUT DIVES AND BOAT DIVE 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 12: 9:00 AM NAVIGATION AND SEARCH & RECOVERY DIVES 
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 18: 7:00 PM NIGHT DIVE  
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 26: 9:00 AM DEEP AND DRIFT DIVES 
 
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED! REGISTER AND STOP IN TO THE STORE TO SIGN UP AND PICK UP YOUR 
STUDENT PACKAGE!