Events

Extended Events Schedule

24
Oct
Narragansett Pinnacles Dive Charter 10/24/21 @6-am

Narragansett Pinnacles Dive Charter 10/24/21 @6-am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

2 SEATS 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 5pm, departure is 6pm 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 6:00 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 5:30pm to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 6:00 pm possibly earlier. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, 2 lights, (primary & Back up), Wreck reel, Safety sausage or lift bag and a whistle. YOU SHOULD HAVE DAN Hyperbaric insurance or the equivalent! *SORRY NO SIDEMOUNT DIVING ALLOWED ON THIS BOAT ANYMORE.............. WE HAVE HAD TOO MANY INCIDENTS!
31
Oct
U853 U-Boat HALLOWEEN Charter Sunday  10/31/21 @6am

U853 U-Boat HALLOWEEN Charter Sunday 10/31/21 @6am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

3 SEATS LEFT.....Nazi U Boat U853 Submarine Wreck Dive Charter  to The U853  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 Waret 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. 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: $150.00 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 before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 60 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time and if you miss the boat it's your loss. We depart at 7am so please show up at 6am to load gear and fill out paperwork. *SORRY NO SIDEMOUNT DIVING ALLOWED ON THIS BOAT ANYMORE.............. WE HAVE HAD TOO MANY INCIDENTS!
05
Mar
LIVEABOARD TRIP TO  ST. KITTS, SABA & ST. & MAARTEN 3/5/22

LIVEABOARD TRIP TO ST. KITTS, SABA & ST. & MAARTEN 3/5/22

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP


All Day

Please make deposit before July 1, 2021 as I must release any unsold seats before then. The Northeastern Caribbean is an intriguing area offering a blend of Dutch, British, French and native cultures on some of the most scenic islands of the Caribbean. The vessel departs Saturday march 5, 2022 from St. Kitts. Itineraries include 5 1/2 days of diving; 2 to 3 days within the Saba Marine Park, and 2 to 3 days at St. Kitts. 5 dives daily are normally offered, including night dives. The schedule also provides for up to 3 island tours during the week, there is ample time for our guests to explore forts, rainforests, duty-free shops and museums. We will need to schedule departing flights 3/5/22 from St Kitts and return flights from St Martin 3/12/22 Package includes: 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel; up to 5 dives daily (weather permitting); 3 meals daily, except Friday’s evening meal; between-dive snacks; towels, linens, etc.; use of tanks, weights and weight belts; all air fills; alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Dive with reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Octopus, Morey Eels, Turtles and all the great Macro and beautiful Caribbean reef fish. When we did this in 2015 the crew would have Hot Chocolate with Bailees and Kalua in it after every night dive.... ; ) The Northeastern Caribbean itinerary, combining diving and optional island access, has always been unique within the liveaboard diving industry. As a dedicated dive liveaboard, all diving is done directly off of the vessel, using the expansive dive deck covering the aft third of the main deck. Each diver has his or her own dive gear bin; a large camera table, as well as rinse tanks, wetsuit drying racks, charging stations are available for all to use. Nitrox is available ($150.00 for the week); tanks are filled in place between each dive, so that there is never any need to disassemble your gear. If you are interested in touring the islands, other guests' can continue diving. We can also arrange additional time ashore to hike the rainforest-covered mountains, horseback ride on the beach, or even play golf, check with the crew when you board. A variety of specialty course training is available aboard, if you are desiring to take a specific course with us, please let us know when making your reservation. Complete dive gear and computer rental are also available Saba, known for its submerged offshore pinnacles, is the 5 square mile top of a dormant volcano towering 3,000 feet above the surface and surrounded by volcanic sand. The abrupt topography above the sea is mirrored below, and the profusion of marine life attests to the early institution of the Saba Marine Park in 1987. St. Kitts offers arguably the widest variety of sites - finger reefs, recent wrecks, and a variety of dropoffs that will capture your imagination. A great trip isn't accomplished purely because of the destination or the marine life but also because of the divers you are there with....a fun loving, wild bunch of North East Divers ensures lots of laughs, great dive buddies and clever antics. Explorer Ventures combines the luxury of cruise travel with spectacular live- aboard diving. The ship's features include: a spacious dining area; comfortable lounge area with television, DVD, and audio center; shaded and sun decks. Each large passenger cabin has a private bath, and air conditioning. Price for an 8-day/7-night trip (5 1/2 dive days) $2350.00 per person plus $115.00 for port, park and possible fuel surcharge of $80.00 you pay on board and $150.00 for optional Nitrox (YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN FLIGHT.) deposits are due August 1ST,2021 or pay in full by then to get a $50.00 discount $2300.00), PAY IN FULL BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST 2021 please! Join us  for fun, adventure and more dives in a week than most divers do in a month. We night dive every night and finish up evening with a cocktail or two. When making flight arrangements keep in mind you must arrive in St. Kitts on or before 3/5/22 3pm or later to allow for time to board the boat where we will settle in and have dinner.....we can board at 3pm NOT BEFORE. MY FLIGHT DETAILS: Flight: 1 Multi-Destination Ticket All flight times are local to each city. I will post once flights are available. ______________________________________________________

St. Kitts Liveaboard Departures

3/5/22 Saturday: St. Kitts
  • 1500: Guests board
  • 1830: Dinner (snacks or dinner available for those arriving on later flights)
  • 2000: Captain's Briefing, documents, etc. Night spent at dock.
Sunday -Tuesday: St. Kitts
  • 5 dives daily; optional island tour on Monday. Night crossing to Saba (2 hours).
Wednesday - Thursday: Saba
  • 5 dives daily; optional island tour on Thursday. Nights spent at mooring.
Friday: Saba - St. Maarten
  • 2 dives at Saba before lunch; early afternoon crossing to St. Maarten. Afternoon at leisure and dinner ashore, with night spent aboard vessel at dock.
3/12/22 Saturday: St. Maarten
  • 0700-0830: Continental breakfast
  • 0900 : Guests depart the vessel. Should you be leaving on an afternoon flight, please feel free to leave your luggage aboard (or on the dock alongside) until you depart.
Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 9am departure deadline.
FOR THOSE GOING ON THE LIVEABOARD TRIP TO ST MAARTIN, SABA AND ST KITTS: You have to go to this link print the trip application and liability waiver, fill them out and get a copy to me as well as keep the originals to bring with you on the trip.   ApplicationReleaseCarib.pdf (explorerventures.com)
05
Dec
Socorro Island Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard Trip 12/5/22

Socorro Island Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard Trip 12/5/22

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Sample flights & itinerary:

DL1531 on 04DEC  PVD/ATL 615A 903A

DL1815 on 04DEC  ATL/SJD 948A 1210P

1 night in Cabo (04-05Dec2022) (some of us will spend more than 1 night to dive a few days in Cabo)

8 nights aboard the Nautilus Explorer to Socorro (05-13 Dec 2022)

Full meal plan including soft drinks

5 days of diving (07-11 Dec 2022)

Tax included

DL1848 on 13DEC  SJD/ATL 130P 714P

DL1727 on 13DEC  ATL/PVD 900P 1112P

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. www.nautilusexplorer.com