Events

Extended Events Schedule

11
Aug
Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams 8/11/18 @2pm

Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams 8/11/18 @2pm

Fort Adams, Newport, RI

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams 8/11/18 @2pm Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Fort Adams, Harrison Ave. Newport, RI 02840 (behind Eisenhower House) at 2pm. 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.
12
Aug
Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 8/12/18

Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 8/12/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

TECH DIVE CERT REQUIRED! .....The Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” built in 1959 is a technical dive with a max depth of 160 fsw. This steel double hulled tank barge measured 220’ in length with a beam of 43’ and was transporting sulfuric acid from Philadelphia on a passage to Boston towed by a Tugboat, when it collided with an inbound tanker Samuel Q. Brown on 11/15/61 before clearing the Delaware Bay. There was some damage but the repairs to damages were deferred to a later date and it was decided the tow must go on! (Lol) November 20, 1961 found the eastern seaboard in the grip of a Nor’easter that put so much strain on the towing hawser that it parted with a snap sounding like a shotgun blast. She is only 3 miles from the USS Bass and enjoys much of the same great viz. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is nonrefundable. 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 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: Dock in front of Hanks BBQ Restaurant Sunday by at least 6:30am to load the boat at 33 State St. Narragansett, RI 02882Reservations
25
Aug
Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach 8/25/18 @ 1pm

Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach 8/25/18 @ 1pm

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP


01:00 pm – 02:30 pm

Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach in Newport, R.I., Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Kings Beach 3:30pm. 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
26
Aug
Larchmont/Heroine Wreck Dive Charter 8/26/18

Larchmont/Heroine Wreck Dive Charter 8/26/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Sunday Charter Larchmont/Heroine Wreck Dive Larchmont Wreck Dive The Larchmont is a side (paddle) wheel steamer that was rammed in a blizzard by the schooner Harry P. Knowlton in February of 1907. She sits in 130 FSW. The loss of life in that tragegy numbered more than 200 people. This is a very advanced dive with lots of current, making it a tidal (slack tide) dive. The 2nd dive is the Heroine wreck at a maximum depth of 80 feet. This Charter, Canned Air, 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. A redundant air source, lift bag or sausage, and wistle or horn is required. Cost is $165.00 per diver and WE ONLY DO THIS ONE ONCE A YEAR....only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. The Canned Air leaves the dock at 7:00 AM! Be there at 6:30am to load gear.....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 new slip which is Point View Marina 11 Sherman Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, to board "Canned Air" 1/2 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. Sign up now as these charters sell out quickly. Your seat is held by full prepayment only.
09
Sep
Idene Wreck & Block Island Pinnacles Charter 9/9/18

Idene Wreck & Block Island Pinnacles Charter 9/9/18

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

Sunday Charter to the Idene & Block Island Pinnacles. We will leave the dock at 7:00am to dive the Idene, a steel fishing vessel 120 feet long,that stands upright and intact in 85 feet of seawater (FSW) The deck of this vessel is at about 60 FSW. Visability is usually 20' or better making this an awesome wreck dive followed by a dive on the Block Island Pinnacles. Must have an advanced certification or have logged more than 25 dives in our waters (please bring c card or log book in when you sign up). Required equiptment: SMB or safe-t-sausage, Whistle and light. 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 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 marina at least 1/2 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. ADDRESS: Point View Marina 11 Sherman Rd. Wakefield, RI 02879