Events

Extended Events Schedule

18
Aug
Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 8/18/19

Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 8/18/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

2 SEATS LEFT!!!   TECH DIVE CERT REQUIRED! .....The Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” built in 1959 is a technical dive with a max depth of 160 fsw. This steel double hulled tank barge measured 220’ in length with a beam of 43’ and was transporting sulfuric acid from Philadelphia on a passage to Boston towed by a Tugboat, when it collided with an inbound tanker Samuel Q. Brown on 11/15/61 before clearing the Delaware Bay. There was some damage but the repairs to damages were deferred to a later date and it was decided the tow must go on! (Lol) November 20, 1961 found the eastern seaboard in the grip of a Nor’easter that put so much strain on the towing hawser that it parted with a snap sounding like a shotgun blast. She is only 3 miles from the USS Bass and enjoys much of the same great viz. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is nonrefundable. 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: 33 State St. Narragansett, RI 02882
25
Aug
U853 U Boat Charter 8/25/19 @ 6am

U853 U Boat Charter 8/25/19 @ 6am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

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 according to conditions. This Charter 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 one. Cost is $145.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. You must have an Advanced Open Water Certification(please bring c card & log book in when you sign up). Required equipment: redundant air source, SMB or safe-t-sausage,  & Whistle. Cost: $145.00 Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. If you cancel your reservation you forfeit the full payment if we can't 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 at 33 State St. Galilee 1 hour to a 1/2 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 and if you miss the boat it's your loss. Show up at 6am leave at 7am.
28
Aug
PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class 8/28/19 @ 6:30pm

PADI ENRICHED AIR/NITROX Certification Class 8/28/19 @ 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 $175.00 and includes the book, tables, and certification card for Enriched air Diver. Class Schedule: (classes are at Giant Stride Dive Shop) Classroom : Thursday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm. Meet the instructor and review Knowledge reviews, course requirements take test.
 
      
01
Sep
Double Dip on The Heroine Wreck 9/1/19

Double Dip on The Heroine Wreck 9/1/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

The Heroine sank on 6/19/1920 and is 136' long X 26' wide and sitting in 70' of water...a really great dive with lots of fish and marine life on and around her. This wreck is  great for Spearfishing  or Photos. 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 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. This is aboard Priority 33 State St. Narragansett, RI (in Galilee), show up by 6- 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.
08
Sep
Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach Saturday September 8, 10am

Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach Saturday September 8, 10am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

10:00 am – 01:00 pm

Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach in Newport, R.I., Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach. All divers are asked to confirm their participation and make sure their gear fits and is in order 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 Tips so please be generous to show him that you had a good time and appreiciate 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. Kings beach is located off of Ocean avenue in Newport, Rhode Island