Events

Extended Events Schedule

28
Jul
Guided Shore Dive Kings Beach Sunday, 28 July, 11:30

Guided Shore Dive Kings Beach Sunday, 28 July, 11:30

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

11:30 am – 01:00 pm

Guided Shore Dive Kings Beach Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach All divers are asked to confirm their participation 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 appreciate 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 unforeseen circumstances. Kings beach is located off of Ocean avenue in Newport, Rhode Island
28
Jul
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER certification class (1st step Beginner level) 7/2/19

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER certification class (1st step Beginner level) 7/2/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:25 pm – 08:30 pm

If you buy a new complete package from us your class is free....must include mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, hood, tank, regulator, dive computer, wetsuit, BCD, knife and console or pressure gauge. (no 10% student discount with this offer) Instructor: John Langella Schedule: Tuesday: July 2 Classroom Section #1: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Tuesday: July 9 Classroom Section #2: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Thursday:  July 11 Pool #1: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Tuesday: July 16 Classroom Section #3: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Thursday:  July 18 Pool #2: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Tuesday: July 23 Classroom Section #4: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Thursday: July 25 Pool #3: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Tuesday: July 30 Classroom Section #5: 6:30 – 9:30 PM 4 Check-out Dive to be done Saturday July 21 & Sunday July 28 – Weather Dependent Certification Referral Option: do your checkout dives in a warm climate. The cost is $450.00 This includes the PADI Open Water Diver manual, tables, certification materials and pic card, use of open water training DVD’s and use of SCUBA equipment, wet suits and weight belts. Also included is lots of fun with an experienced staff who will not only teach you to dive but will also get you involved with dive clubs and other divers who love diving as much as you will. You will need to supply your own personal mask & snorkel, fins, boots, gloves and hood. If you buy a complete package your class is free....must include mask & snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, hood, tank, regulator, dive computer, wetsuit, BCD, knife and console or pressure gauge. Classroom sessions are at the Giant Stride Dive Shop.  Pool session location: East Providence Boys & Girls Club, 115 Williams Ave., East Providence. Full certification requires four Open Water check-out dives. They can be done with any PADI instructor around the world.   A 10% Student discount is offered to students for the duration of the class and 30 days thereafter. 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. 
29
Jul
PADI August Open Water Dive Class 7/29/19

PADI August Open Water Dive Class 7/29/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

PADI Open Water Dive Class 7/29/19   INSTRUCTOR: Chris Parker   Cost: $450.00 Classroom sessions are at  Giant Stride Dive ShopPool session location: East Providence Boys & Girls Club, 115 Williams Ave., East Providence. open Water Dives will be at Fort Wetherill. A 10% Student discount is offered to students 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 than you will ever get on the internet. If you buy all your own gear 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, snorkel and at least 1 tank.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.

Scheduled Required Dates

Dates Class and Pool July 29  @ 7:00 to 9:00   Class July 30  @ 7:00 to 9:30   Class Aug  1   @ 7:00 to 9:00   Pool  Aug  2   @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool   Aug 5    @ 7:00 to 9:30   Class Aug 6    @ 7:00 to 9:30   Class Aug 7    @ 7:00 to 8:00   Pool Aug 8    @ 7:00 to 9:30   Pool Open Water Dives           August 10 & 11 

 

 

The following paragraphs are the students responsibilities as well as PUNCTUALITY 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
  • Knowledge Reviews are due each class
  • Must pass all test with a 70%
Confined Water Session (pool)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties
  • Log Book
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Open Water Session (Ocean Dives)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties, Gloves and Hood. (Provided by student)
  • Weight Belt, Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Wetsuit (7mm ) and tank (provided by dive shop)
  • Dive Flag
  • 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 6:30. 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.
  • Make up classes will incur an additional charge of $40
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 of $100 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 prior to returning it to the shop
  • Gear is due back to the shop after the dive
  • 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 $100 be added
31
Jul
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Class 7/31/19

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Class 7/31/19

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 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, a loaner instructional DVD and certification for PADI Advanced. Students are expected to provide their own personal dive equipment suitable for each dive.   Class Schedule: (classes are at Giant Stride Dive Shop)   Classroom #1: Wednesday, July 31: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Meet the instructor and review course and equipment requirements and schedules.   Classroom #2: Wednesday, August 7: 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.)   Sunday, August 3: 9:00 am Advanced checkout dives and Boat dive   Saturday, August10: 9:00 am Navigation and Search & Recovery dives   Friday, August 16: 7:00 pm Night dive   Sunday, August 18: 9:00 am Deep, Drift and Enriched Air Dives   Enrollment is Limited! REGISTER and STOP IN TO THE STORE TO SIGN UP AND PICK UP YOUR STUDENT PACKAGE!    
03
Aug
Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach Saturday 03 August, 3pm

Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach Saturday 03 August, 3pm

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

03:00 pm – 05:00 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