Events

Extended Events Schedule

05
Oct
PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class 10/5/22 @ 6:30pm

PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class 10/5/22 @ 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 $250.00 and includes the book, tables, and certification card for Enriched air Diver.

What is nitrox?

In recreational diving terms, enriched air nitrox (EAN) refers to any nitrogen/oxygen gas mixture with an oxygen concentration higher than the 21 percent found in normal air--32 percent oxygen is the most common--and tanks filled with EAN are often clearly marked with a nitrox tank band and have the mix percentage written somewhere near the tank valve. It is this higher percentage of oxygen, and the proportionately lower percentage of nitrogen, that allows divers to lengthen no-decompression limits, shorten surface intervals and get an added safety buffer for decompression sickness in certain diving circumstances.

How does nitrox work?

As we've all learned from certification, when you dive, the water pressure causes nitrogen from the air you're breathing to dissolve in your bloodstream. The higher the pressure, the more nitrogen will dissolve. After a certain concentration of nitrogen builds up, you must come back to the surface slowly in order to avoid either mandatory decompression stops or a case of decompression sickness (DCS). For example, based on the U.S. Navy dive tables, a diver on air at 100 feet reaches his or her no-decompression limit and must come up after 25 minutes. At 60 feet, the diver's maximum time would be one hour. Nitrox changes the numbers. When you replace some of the nitrogen with extra oxygen, there's less nitrogen available, which means it won't dissolve as quickly, allowing a longer no-decompression limit. This concept is known as the equivalent air depth (EAD). For example, divers at 105 feet with 36 percent nitrox will dissolve nitrogen into their blood and tissues at the same rate as when breathing air at 80 feet. Therefore, the diver's ordinary no-decompression limit of 20 minutes extends to 40 minutes — that's double the bottom time Class Schedule: (classes are at Giant Stride Dive Shop)  
 
      
18
Oct
OCTOBER PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Class 10/18/22 (Beginner Level)

OCTOBER PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Class 10/18/22 (Beginner Level)

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

  Class starting October 18, 2022 - OPEN WATER DIVER referral / certification course. Instructor: John Langella 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 don’t 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.   Dates for Classes and Pool Sessions October  18    Tuesday       @ 6:30 to 9:00               Class 1 October  20    Thursday       6:30 to 9:00             Class 2 October 23    Sunday         @  TBA            Pool 1    October  15   Tuesday        @  6:30 to 9:00              Class 3 October  27    Thursday    6:30 to 9:00             Class 4 October 30    Sunday        @  TBA             Pool 2  November  01    Tuesday       @  6:30 to 9:00              Class 5  November 5 & 6  Ocean Dives: 2 on Saturday & 2 on Sunday Open Water Dives if mother nature permits in November or can be done in the spring.  Ask about the PADI Referral Option. Do your Open Water  checkout dives in warm locations.    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, Boots, Hood & Gloves (Provided by student)  ●Weight Belt, Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Wetsuit (7mm / ¼ inch) and tank (provided by dive shop)  ●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 6:30 pm.  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   
01
Nov
NOVEMBER PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 11/1/22 (Beginner level)

NOVEMBER PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 11/1/22 (Beginner level)

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

Instructor: Chris Parker COST:  $550.00 HOWEVER WHEN YOU BUY YOUR MASK, FINS AND SNORKEL AND BOOTS HERE WE WILL DISCOUNT THEM BY $50.00 (must buy all 4 items to get the 50.00 discount MAKING THE CLASS $500.00....(otherwise you will get a 10% discount on individual items) 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 or during 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 more than 20% off when you do the math) This class has no hidden costs!!! We don't 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
November 1 6:30 to 9:00 Class Room
November 3 7:00 to 9:30 Pool
November 8 6:30 to 9:00 Class Room
November 10 7:00 to 9:30 Pool
November 15 6:30 to 9:00 Class Room
November 17 7:00 to 9:30 Pool
November 19 & 20 Ocean Dives (weather permitting) Open Water Course    
Academic Session (classroom) 
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 
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 
05
Dec
Socorro Island Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard Trip 12/5/22-12/13/22

Socorro Island Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard Trip 12/5/22-12/13/22

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

My flights & itinerary:

AA2600 on 02DEC  BOS/DFW 8:01AM  11:40AM

AA1324 on 02DEC  DFW/SJD 2:40PM 4:44PM

3 nights in Cabo (02-05Dec2022) Staying at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa(some of us will spend a few nights to dive a few days in Cabo)

8 nights aboard the Nautilus Explorer to Socorro (05-13 Dec 2022) Guests need to be at See Creatures by 4 pm on the day of boarding for liveaboard trips.

Full meal plan including soft drinks (sorry not booze)

5 days of diving (07-11 Dec 2022)

Return to Cabo on the 13th & Staying at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa

AA1576 on 14DEC  SJD/DFW 11:18AM- 2:05pm

AA2306 on 14DEC  DFW/BOS 5:35PM- 9:12pm

Socorro Island is a one day sail south of Cabo San Lucas, which is located at the southern end of Baja Mexico. We specialize in big animal diving at the cleaning stations of San Benedicto, Socorro, and Roca Partida. After an overnight voyage we arrive at these Jurassic Park-like islands and with a little luck from mother ocean will experience interactions with our giant mantas unlike anywhere else. The mantas of the Socorro Islands love divers, they love to swim with divers, love to feel our bubbles hitting their bellies and then they quiver with excitement. Socorro is also home to humpback whales, dolphins and up to 10 types of sharks. Please visit the Socorro Island page for details, photos, wildlife calendar and more. You can see giant mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkelers. While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 10 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales. Cost: 3670.00 per person double occupancy standard room, $4588.00 single occupancy standard room, $4195.00 per person double occupancy superior room. * these are 2021 pricing and may increase slightly 2022 *Not included items that you pay onboard:  Estimated airfare to Cabo (budget $800-$1200 pp), airport transfers (Sealine Cabo transfers, budget $50-100 pp), hotel room in Cabo the night before departure (04-05Dec), $30 port fee, park fee ($75/dive day x 5 = $375 pp), nitrox (budget $100), alcohol, crew gratuities (suggested $250.00-$300.00), dive rental equipment, dive insurance (mandatory) or travel insurance.  Guests need to be at See Creatures by 4 pm on the day of boarding for liveaboard trips. Address for Marina and shop: See Creatures is located at: Calle Miguel Hidalgo 10 Centro CSL. C.P. 23450 Cabo San Lucas, BCS www.nautilusexplorer.com Nautilus Explorer - Nautilus Liveaboards
10
Jan
MAY PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 1/10/23

MAY PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 1/10/23

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Parker COST:  $550.00 HOWEVER WHEN YOU BUY YOUR MASK, FINS AND SNORKEL AND BOOTS HERE WE WILL DISCOUNT THEM BY $50.00 (must buy all 4 items to get the 50.00 discount MAKING THE CLASS $500.00....(otherwise you will get a 10% discount on individual items) 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 more than 20% off when you do the math) This class has no hidden costs!!! We don't 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.
Dates:
Jan 10 6:30 pm Classroom
Jan 12 7:00 pm Pool
Jan 17 6:30 pm Classroom
Jan 19 7:00 pm Pool
Jan 24 6:30 pm Classroom
Jan 26 7:00 pm Pool
Open Water Dives             TBA   *or ask about the PADI Referral program and arrange to do your dives in a warmer climate
       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 
      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