Events

Extended Events Schedule

25
Oct
U853 U Boat Charter 10/25/20 @ 6am

U853 U Boat Charter 10/25/20 @ 6am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT!!! 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 $150.00 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. 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  .
01
Nov
Karen Jean Wreck Dive  11/1/20 Show up @ 6AM

Karen Jean Wreck Dive 11/1/20 Show up @ 6AM

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

SOLD OUT!!! On October 22nd 2014 the 55′ tug Karen Jean pulling a 110′ barge during a fall nor’easter sank about two miles east of Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, R.I.  The 60-foot fishing vessel Merit  heard Karen Jean’s distress calls and went to help.  Putting their own vessel at risk Captain Sidney Smith of the F/V Merit, crew members Gary Detrick and Ernie Nicholson pulled the four shipmates of the Karen Jeanfrom the water.  The barge, still connected to the Karen Jean by it’s towline after her sinking, was retrieved by another vessel but the Karen Jean remains on the sea floor. As an alternative  dive we may hit the The Heroine which sank on 6/19/1920 and is 136' long X 26' wide and sitting in 90' of water...a really great dive with lots of fish and marine life on and around her. Cost is $145.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. 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 6am, departure is 7am or earlier) , to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 30 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 6m to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 7am possibly earlier. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, Wreck reel, Whistle Safety sausage or lift bag.
15
Nov
Heroine Wreck 11/15/20 @6AM

Heroine Wreck 11/15/20 @6AM

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

1 SEAT LEFT AS OF 8/18!!!!  The Heroine sank on 6/19/1920 and is 136' long X 26' wide and sitting in 75' of water...a really great dive with lots of fish and marine life on and around her. Cost is $145.00 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  slip  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. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. This is aboard Priority on State St. in Galilee, show up by at least 6:00am we leave at 7:00 sharp OR EARLIER.
14
Jan
Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) & Palau January 2021

Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) & Palau January 2021

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

Get your deposits in for the trip of a Lifetime and experience the wrecks of Truk Lagoon, Even if you're not a hardcore wreck diver these sunken ships will delight you with more color and life than you've ever seen on wrecks like the Heian, Yamagiri, Kansho, Amagisian, Seiko, Nippo, & Fujikawa all having the suffix of "Maru" meaning to return Home as most of these were  merchant ships converted to war machines. To see them now with marine life coating them in beauty and color we are priveliged to witness their splendor and not their wrath. The reason all these ships are in this one Lagoon area is this was our response to the Japanese attack in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 ....we called it Operation Hailstone and it commenced February 17 & 18 1944 sinking more than 40 ships and 250 warplanes of the Japanese fleet. https://www.bluelagoondiveresort.com/truk-lagoon-history.html In Palau enjoy tons of pelagic fish on sites like Chandelier Cave, Virgin Hole, German Channel, Blue Corner and Jellyfish Lake. http://www.samstours.com/palau-diving/diving-with-sams-tours Truk & Palau (Jan 2021): 7 nights at the Blue Lagoon Resort, standard room (16-23JAN) 6 days of 3 tank boat diving (17-22JAN) Tax and airport transfers included 1 night in Guam at the Days Inn, standard room (23-24JAN) Tax and airport shuttle included 8 nights at the Palau Central Hotel, standard rock island view  (24JAN-01FEB) Breakfast daily at the Palau Central Hotel (25-31JAN) 6 days of 2 tank boat diving including lunch with Sam’s Dive Tours (25-30JAN) 5 x 3rd tank boat dives & 1 Jellyfish Lake snorkel (may be replaced by a wreck dive) after dive day (25-29JAN) Unlimited diving at Sam’s Macro Wall Nitrox up to 32% for certified nitrox divers Tax and airport transfers included   1 night in Honolulu at the Best Western, standard room (31JAN-01FEB) Tax and free airport shuttle included   Flights Approximate cost: $2,500-2800 per person (will not be available until February 2020) 3 nights hotel (2 in Honolulu and 1 in Guam) 7 night Truk package 8 night Palau package Cost:  4500.00 Not included: Flights, Truk dive permit ($50), Truk departure tax ($40 pp, paid at airport upon departure), Palau departure tax ($20 pp, paid at airport upon departure), Palau Green Fee ($30 pp, paid at airport upon departure), dive permits (Palau only $50, Palau with Jellyfish Lake: $100 pp, Peleliu: $30 pp), fuel surcharge for trips to Peleliu (if applicable), dive rental equipment, meals/beverages other than those mentioned, dive crew gratuities, dive insurance and travel insurance.