Events

Extended Events Schedule

20
Nov
PADI ENRICHED AIR NITROX COURSE

PADI ENRICHED AIR NITROX COURSE

Giant Stride Dive Shop

07:00 pm – 09:30 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, November 20 @ 7:00 pm. Meet the instructor and review Knowledge reviews, course requirements take test.
03
Nov
U853 U-BOAT CHARTER Sunday 11/3/19

U853 U-BOAT CHARTER Sunday 11/3/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SLOD 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 can remain at the U Boat for the second dive or vote on another wreck by those aboard according to conditions. 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. 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 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 1/2 to 1 hour before sailing time , (6-6:30AM) 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. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. ADDRESS:  33 State st. Narragansett, RI 02882 
03
Aug
Heroine and Black Diamond Wrecks 11/3/19

Heroine and Black Diamond Wrecks 11/3/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

The Heroine sank on 6/19/1920 and is 136' long X 26' wide and sitting in 70' of water...a really great dive with lots of fish and marine life on and around her. The Annapolis AKA the "Black Diamond" ,because of her cargo being granular coal, lays on the bottom  a short distance from the Heroine. She was a schooner in her day and had her masts cut down and used the stumps for Navigation lights. She was 228' long X 40' wide and sank February 17, 1945. Cost is $140.00 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 1/2 to 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 6:30am we leave at 7:00 sharp.
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.  
14
Jun
ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP 6/14/20

ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP 6/14/20

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

June 14, 2020 -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. We are diving with Olympus Dive Center on Sunday 6/14 -Saturday 6/20 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 6/12 at around 6pm 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  $1675.00 CC, 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 December 1st. Full payment is due by May 14th 2020. 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  Sunday June 14 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 Friday after 6pm to arrive in Morehead City around Brunchtime, get a bite to eat and Check in at Olympus.