Events

Extended Events Schedule

02
Feb
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 2/2/21

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 2/2/21

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 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 
Class and Pool
Feb 2   @ 7:00 to 9:00   Class 
Feb 4   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
Feb 9  @ 7:00 to 9:00  Class  
Feb 11  @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
  
Feb 16   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Class 
Feb 18   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
Feb 23   @ 7:00 to 8:00   Class 
Feb 25   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool 
 
Open Water Dives         April? TBD 
 
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, 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 
     
26
Jul
2nd Annual New Jersey Wreck Diving Trip to Cape May 7/27/21

2nd Annual New Jersey Wreck Diving Trip to Cape May 7/27/21

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Only 3 seats left! Right now I am taking names and deposits for this adventure...last year we had an awesome time diving from the "Gypsy Blood" with Captain Jim. The boat is really laid out nice with lots of room complimented with an experienced crew. Dives dates are 7/27/21-Northern Pacific 150', 7/28 S5 Sub 155', 7/29 USS Montgomery 150', 7/30 Admiral Dupont 150', 7/31 Miraflores 155', 8/1 City of Athens 110' The cost of the diving portion is 995.00 (cash or check) (you arrange your own lodging)  Although I have the whole boat I only have 3 seats left so don't hesitate or you will be reading my report instead of being mentioned on it. The Marina is Utsch’s Marina. It is just past the Cape May canal as you come into town.  www.capemayharbor.com   You must be there in your hotel by 7/26/21 so we can check in and get some of our heavier gear (Tanks) onto the boat unless you want to load up in the am. The hotel captain Jim recommended is the Cape Harbor Motor Inn. www.capeharbormotorinn.com They are diver friendly and have clean rooms, pool. They are only a couple of miles from the marina. Everyone must bring enough tanks for two days of diving, Jim will work on having one days set filled while we are out on the second day. This way you will not have to wait for fills to be done. Drop off a set and pick up a set. All tanks can be left on the boat overnight. No sense in having to load up in the morning. This will be an amazing week! I strongly recommend making your reservations at the Inn well in advance!
14
Jan
Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) & Palau January 2022

Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) & Palau January 2022

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

This trip is temporarily on hold! Get your deposits in for the trip of a Lifetime and experience the wrecks of Truk Lagoon, Even if you're not a hardcore wreck diver these sunken ships will delight you with more color and life than you've ever seen on wrecks like the Heian, Yamagiri, Kansho, Amagisian, Seiko, Nippo, & Fujikawa all having the suffix of "Maru" meaning to return Home as most of these were  merchant ships converted to war machines. To see them now with marine life coating them in beauty and color we are priveliged to witness their splendor and not their wrath. The reason all these ships are in this one Lagoon area is this was our response to the Japanese attack in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 ....we called it Operation Hailstone and it commenced February 17 & 18 1944 sinking more than 40 ships and 250 warplanes of the Japanese fleet. https://www.bluelagoondiveresort.com/truk-lagoon-history.html In Palau enjoy tons of pelagic fish on sites like Chandelier Cave, Virgin Hole, German Channel, Blue Corner and Jellyfish Lake. http://www.samstours.com/palau-diving/diving-with-sams-tours Truk & Palau (Jan 2022): 7 nights at the Blue Lagoon Resort, standard room (16-23JAN) 6 days of 3 tank boat diving (17-22JAN) Tax and airport transfers included 1 night in Guam at the Days Inn, standard room (23-24JAN) Tax and airport shuttle included 8 nights at the Palau Central Hotel, standard rock island view  (24JAN-01FEB) Breakfast daily at the Palau Central Hotel (25-31JAN) 6 days of 2 tank boat diving including lunch with Sam’s Dive Tours (25-30JAN) 5 x 3rd tank boat dives & 1 Jellyfish Lake snorkel (may be replaced by a wreck dive) after dive day (25-29JAN) Unlimited diving at Sam’s Macro Wall Nitrox up to 32% for certified nitrox divers Tax and airport transfers included   1 night in Honolulu at the Best Western, standard room (31JAN-01FEB) Tax and free airport shuttle included   Flights Approximate cost: $2,500-2800 per person (will not be available until February 2020) 3 nights hotel (2 in Honolulu and 1 in Guam) 7 night Truk package 8 night Palau package Cost:  4500.00 Not included: Flights, Truk dive permit ($50), Truk departure tax ($40 pp, paid at airport upon departure), Palau departure tax ($20 pp, paid at airport upon departure), Palau Green Fee ($30 pp, paid at airport upon departure), dive permits (Palau only $50, Palau with Jellyfish Lake: $100 pp, Peleliu: $30 pp), fuel surcharge for trips to Peleliu (if applicable), dive rental equipment, meals/beverages other than those mentioned, dive crew gratuities, dive insurance and travel insurance.