Events

Extended Events Schedule

20
May
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Class 5/20/20

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Class 5/20/20

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

August, 2019 - PADI ADVANCED Certification Class. Instructor: John Langella Develop your skills and extend your range of diving experiences!.  Only two classroom sessions - the focus of this course is DIVE EXPERIENCE!  There are five or more specific dive experiences including NAVIGATION, Search & Recovery, NIGHT, DEEP , BOAT, and DRIFT DIVING. The cost of this ADVANCED DIVER course is $375 and includes the books, tables, viewing of instructional DVD and certification for PADI Advanced Open Water. Students are expected to provide their own personal dive equipment suitable for each dive or may rent for this class at a discount.
 
June2020 - PADI ADVANCED Certification Class. 
Instructor: John Langella 
 
 Class Schedule: (classes are at Giant Stride Dive Shop) 
 
Classroom #1: Wednesday, May 20: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Meet the instructor and 
review course and equipment requirements and schedules.  
 
Classroom #2Wednesday, May27: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Turn in all paperwork, go 
over knowledge reviews and practice Navigation and Search & Recovery techniques. Bring 
BCD and regulator, dive lights, dive reels, compass and slate. 
 
 
Dive Schedule: (*All dive dates are tentative depending on weather and conditions.) 
 
SaturdayMay 30: 9:00 am Advanced checkout dives and Boat dive 
 
SundayJune 7: 9:00 am Navigation and Search & Recovery dives 
 
Friday, June 26: 7:00 pm Night dive  
 
SundayJune 28: 9:00 am Deep and Drift Dives 
 
Enrollment is Limited! REGISTER and STOP IN TO THE STORE TO SIGN UP AND PICK UP YOUR 
STUDENT PACKAGE! 
   
23
May
Sleeper Wreck & Gould Island on Argonaut 5/23/20 @6:30

Sleeper Wreck & Gould Island on Argonaut 5/23/20 @6:30

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

 SOLD OUT!!! We are diving Gould Island and the "Sleeper Wreck" , this 125’ long steel hulled wreck is thought to be an old naval yard work boat and lays upright/intact in 60 FSW. She has yet to be positively identified but was dubbed the "Sleeper" by Gary Gentile after he dove it…Her rudder and 4’ prop still attached and it is an awesome wreck loaded with Blackfish. Gould Island is an old Naval Torpedo testing site with lots of structure, tons of fish and a maximum depth of 60 feet (although most of the time 25 feet is the average depth). Whistle, Safety Sausage or SMB, and wreck reel are 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 or 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 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. Show up at the dock for 6:30 am, the boat sails at 7:30 am ...this a tidal dive and we need to hook in for slack tide so be there on time! COST: $120.00
24
May
Narragansett Pinnacles Charter 5/24/20 @1pm

Narragansett Pinnacles Charter 5/24/20 @1pm

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

1 SEAT LEFT!! This amazing Mountain of gigantic granite boulders starts at 80' and comes up to 25' of the surface making for a lot of relief and swim-throughs to explore. This site is thought to be remains of a glacier that existed 9000 years ago. Check it out there's also tons of fish and marine life to enjoy. Cost: $145.00 depth: 75-80 ft. Reservations are made at Giant Stride Dive Shop by full pre-payment. 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 1  hour before sailing time (show up at 1pm, departure is 2pm or earlier) , to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 15 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time at 2:00 pm (or earlier if we can get everyone aboard) 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 is aboard Priority 33 State St. Narragansett, RI (in Galilee), show up by at least 1pm to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 2:00 pm possibly earlier. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, Wreck reel, whistle, Safety sausage or lift bag.
31
May
USS Bass Submarine Wreck Charter 5/31/20

USS Bass Submarine Wreck Charter 5/31/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT!!! TECH CERT REQUIRED! Charter to the USS Bass Submarine Wreck 2 dives. This is a tech dive with maximum depths of 165 feet and requires an Advanced Nitrox /Deco Procedures Certification. The plan is to do 2 dives on the bass. Cost is $165.00 and will sell out fast. Double Tanks are recommended, but Redundant Air ssource 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 UNLESS WE CAN SELL IT. 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 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  Your seat is held by full prepayment only.
02
Jun
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 6/2/20

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 6/2/20

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

  Open Water Scuba Diver Class (Entry Level) GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI.
Dates 
Class and Pool
June 2  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 3  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 4  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Pool 
June 5  @ 6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
  
June  9   6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 10  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Class 
June 11  @ 6:30 to 9:00   Pool 
June 12  6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
 
 
 
Open Water Dives         June 14 & 15 
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