Events

Extended Events Schedule

23
Sep
Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams 9/23/21 @3pm

Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams 9/23/21 @3pm

Fort Adams, Newport, RI

03:00 pm

Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Fort Adams, Harrison Ave. Newport, RI 02840 (behind Eisenhower House) at 2pm. 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 exclusively for tips so please be generous (suggested tip is at least $20.00) to show him that you had a good time and appreciate 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.
28
Sep
PADI OCTOBER OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 9/28/21 @ 6:30pm

PADI OCTOBER OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner Level) 9/28/21 @ 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  
   Sept  28  @  6:30 to 9:30   Class 
   Sept 29  6:3to 9:30   Pool 
   Oct 5   @    6:30 to 9:30   Class 
   Oct 6  @    6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
 
   Oct 12  @  6:30 to 9:30   Class 
   Oct 13  6:3to 9:30   Pool 
   Oct 19   6:30 to 9:30   Class 
   Oct 20   6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
 
Open Water Dives        Tentatively October 23 & 24 
 
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      
03
Oct
Heroine Wreck 10/3/21 @6AM

Heroine Wreck 10/3/21 @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 unless we can sell it. 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.This charter leaves the dock @ 7:00 AM . Must be AOW certified and have wreck reel, safety sausage or SMB and a whistle. Please be at the  slip  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 at 7:00 am (or optimal earlier) 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 33 State St. in Galilee, show up by at least 6:00am we leave at 7:00 sharp OR EARLIER.
10
Oct
Block Island Pinnacles & Lightburne 10/10/21

Block Island Pinnacles & Lightburne 10/10/21

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day


SOLD OUT!!! The Block Island Pinnacles is a half acre of house sized boulders stacked atop and against one another in a max depth of 80 FSW. All sorts of tunnels, crevices, and overhanging cliffs are formed where the rocks join one another. Some of the tunnels are small amd provide shelter for marine organisms: however many are big enough to negotiate with full scuba gear. Viz is usually awesome here at 30+ feet and there are so many fish of all different species that you never know what you'll see. Bring a light and enjoy one of natures wonders formed 15000 years ago by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet.....you won't be disappointed. Cost is $160.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made at Giant Stride Dive Shop 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 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 33 State St. Narragansett, RI (in Galilee), show up by at least 6:30am to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 7:00 am sharp. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, Wreck reel, Safety sausage or lift bag.The Lightburne was a 416 foot long Tanker carrying 92000 barrels of oil or 72000 barrels of gasoline & kerosene depending on which report you believe. She sunk February 10, 1939 and sits in 20-30 feet of sea water with viz in the 15-30 foot range on a white granular sand bottom. It’s broken up with as much as 20 feet of relief off the bottom in the form of large chunks  of wreckage.  The Block Island Pinnacles is a half acre of house sized boulders stacked atop and against one another. All sorts of tunnels, crevices, and overhanging cliffs are formed where the rocks join one another. Some of the tunnels are small and provide shelter for marine organisms: however many are big enough to negotiate with full scuba gear. Viz is usually awesome here at 30+ feet and there are so many fish of all different species that you never know what you'll see. Bring a light and enjoy one of natures wonders formed 15000 years ago by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet.....you won't be disappointed. Cost is $140.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made at Giant Stride Dive Shop 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 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 30 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 33 State St. Narragansett, RI (in Galilee), show up by at least 6:30am to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 7:00 am sharp. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, Wreck reel, Safety sausage or lift bag.

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 $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 marina 1/2 to 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 at 7:00 am and if you miss the boat it's your loss. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. ADDRESS: Dock in front of Hanks BBQ Restaurant Sunday by at least 6:30am to load the boat at 33 State St. Narragansett, RI 02882

17
Oct
U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 10/17/21 @ 6am

U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 10/17/21 @ 6am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD 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 will remain at the U Boat for the second dive unless conditions dictate otherwise. 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 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. 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 hour before sailing time , 6AM to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and  load gear before our 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  *SORRY NO SIDEMOUNT DIVING ALLOWED ON THIS BOAT ANYMORE.............. WE HAVE HAD TOO MANY INCIDENTS!