Events

Extended Events Schedule

06
Sep
SEPTEMBER PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 9/6/22 (beginner level)

SEPTEMBER PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 9/6/22 (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 $100.00 (must buy all 4 items to get the 100.00 discount MAKING THE CLASS $450.00....(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, (AKA DIVERS LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI.
 INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS PARKER
September 6 @ 6;30pm Classroom September 8 @7:pm Pool September 13 @ 6;30pm Classroom September 15 @7:pm Pool September 20 @6:30 pm Classroom September 24 & 25 Ocean Dives (weather permitting)   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 
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