Events

Extended Events Schedule

22
Oct
GOOSBERRY ARCHES DIVE CHARTER 10/22/17

GOOSBERRY ARCHES DIVE CHARTER 10/22/17

CONNANICUT MARINA

All Day

Charter to Gooseberry Arches dive charter leaving at 9:00am ....please show up at 8:30am to load gear. Cost: $100.00 depth 40ft. We may move to another dive site after the Arches or stay put by majority vote. 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 which is Connanicut Marina Jamestown, RI 02879, to board “Argonaut” 1/2 hour before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded  before our departure time. Our boats sail on time 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.
23
Oct
PADI Open Water Diver Certification Class (Beginner Level) 10/23/17

PADI Open Water Diver Certification Class (Beginner Level) 10/23/17

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Parker   Cost: $450.00 Dates for Class and Pool : October 23 Class 6:30 October 25 Pool 7:30 October 30 Class6:30 November 1   Pool7:30 November 6 Class6:30 November 8      Pool7:30 November 13 Class 6:30 November 15   Pool7:30 Open Water Dives           November 18 and 19 Academic Session (class room) PADI Open Water Diver Manual, Recreational Dive Planner, Diver Log Book (included with class) 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) 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 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, you can reschedule for the next open water class. If an additional open water class is necessary, an additional cost of $100 be added
28
Oct
U 853 U-Boat Wreck Dive 10/28/17

U 853 U-Boat Wreck Dive 10/28/17

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP


All Day

U853 charter I just scheduled this one and 4 seats are left as of 10/18/17 call to reserve they'll go fast!.....Double Tanks or larger capacity cylinders are recommended, but Redundant Airsource and standard safety equipment IS required. 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 in Point View Marina 11 Sherman Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, to board "Canned Air" 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 and if you miss the boat it's your loss. Sign up now as these charters sell out quickly. Show up between 6am and 6:15....we leave at 7am. Your seat is held by full prepayment only.
28
Oct
Giant Stride Dive Shop Pumpkin Carving Contest

Giant Stride Dive Shop Pumpkin Carving Contest

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

October 28, 2018, 1 pm at Ft Adams brown wall beach, Newport. Underwater Pumpkin Carving event. Divemaster Tom is hosting this event and calling on all shore diving friends to join in. The rules are:
Divers must supply their own pumpkin and carving tools. Pumpkins must be cleaned of all seeds and pulp at home. Pumpkin may not have any pre drawn pattern on it. All cutting of pumpkin and creative additions must be completed underwater.... If you'd like to participate, please contact Tom at howarthtr@gmail.com. There will be 1st (10 fill chips) 2nd (5 fill chips) and 3rd (Ikelite PCA light) place prizes.
29
Oct
U853 U-Boat Charter 10/29/17

U853 U-Boat Charter 10/29/17

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Nazi U Boat U853 Submarine Wreck Dive Charter  Sunday Charter to The U853 aboard Canned Air 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, Canned Air 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. 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. 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 new slip which is Point View Marina 11 Sherman Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, to board "Canned Air" 1/2 hour before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 15 minutes before departure time at 7:00am....be there for at least 6:30am. Our boats sail on time 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.