Events

Extended Events Schedule

26
Sep
Guided Shore Dive at Fort Wetherill 9/26/18 @ 9am

Guided Shore Dive at Fort Wetherill 9/26/18 @ 9am

Giant Stride Dive Shop

09:00 am – 11:00 am

September 26 2018 - Guided Shore Dive at Fort Wetherill Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown @ 9am. This is open to any divers with an Open Water Certification (please bring your Certification card). Our Divemaster, Steve 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. Steve is a PADI Certified Divemaster and works for Tips so please be generous to show him that you had a good time and appreciate his efforts. Please contact Steve directly @ skoczan1@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 unforeseen circumstances
27
Sep
Weekday U 853 U-Boat Wreck Dive Thursday 9/27/18

Weekday U 853 U-Boat Wreck Dive Thursday 9/27/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

U853 charter .... Redundant Airsource, wreck reel  and standard safety equipment IS required and if you don't have your own it is available to rent. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. Cost is $140.00 This is 2 dives on the U853 If you cancel your reservation and we can't sell it 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 before or 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.
30
Sep
Gooseberry Island Arches Charter 9/30/18

Gooseberry Island Arches Charter 9/30/18

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

The Gooseberry island Arches are a great dive site that I call the "Caribbean of Newport" Typical viz is 15-30 ft. and you'll want to bring your camera to this photogenic site teaming with fish and marine life. There are swim-throughs, lots of canyons and many vertical walls to explore. We're leaving at 8:30am show up at 7:45-8:00 am to load gear WE LEAVE @ 8:30. Cost: $120.00 depth: 40 ft.  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 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 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. Your seat is held by full prepayment only.
30
Sep
U853 U Boat Charter 9/30/18

U853 U Boat Charter 9/30/18

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. 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. 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 Water 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 your own.
01
Oct
SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS 10/1/18

SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS 10/1/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 08:30 pm

   SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS Instructor: Rick Simon       Cost: $499.00   Book: $35.00 The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in solo diving activities. Student Prerequisites Minimum age 21 SDI,  PADI, NAUI Advanced Diver, or equivalent Provide proof of 100 logged dives Course Structure and Duration Academic Sessions Three classroom sessions  held at Giant Stride Dive Shop are required: October 1 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm October 8 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm October 15 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm Open Water Execution
  1. Two dives are required with complete briefs and debriefs by the instructor The date of these dives TBD
 Required Equipment Basic open water scuba equipment and a redundant air source. One of the following must be used to provide an additional independent regulator attached to an air source: pony cylinder, twin cylinders with isolation, H-valve, independent doubles. Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements
  • Mask problems
  • Managing currents
  • Entanglements
  • Unintended decompression obligations
  • Panic and stress management techniques
  • Use of surface marker buoys and location devices
Skills are to be performed in open water. The student is required to demonstrate understanding of the techniques to properly execute a solo dive. Swimming skills
  1. 200 metres / 600 feet surface swim in full scuba equipment, configured for local diving conditions; must be non-stop and performed in an open water environment
Scuba skills
  1. Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
  2. Limits based on personal gas consumption
  3. Exact dive and/or no-decompression profile
  4. Properly execute the planned dive within all predetermined limits
  5. Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
    1. Streamlining equipment
    2. How to use and carry a redundant air supply
  6. Proper descent / ascent rates
  7. Proper safety stop procedures
  8. Monitoring of decompression status equipment; tables, computers, equipment
  9. Navigation skills
  10. Demonstrate proficiency of navigation with compass
  11. Demonstrate emergency change over to a backup regulator or bailout scuba at a depth not exceeding 30 metres / 100 feet
  12. Deploy surface marker and use of surface audible signaling device