Events

Extended Events Schedule

11
Aug
Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams Sunday, 11 August, noon

Guided Shore Dive at Ft Adams Sunday, 11 August, noon

Fort Adams, Newport, RI

12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Giant Stride Dive is doing a Guided Shore Dive at Fort Adams, Harrison Ave. Newport, RI 02840 (behind Eisenhower House). 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.
16
Aug
Good Night Idene Night Dive Charter 8/16/19 @ 5:30

Good Night Idene Night Dive Charter 8/16/19 @ 5:30

Giant Stride Dive Shop

05:00 pm – 11:35 pm

1 SEAT LEFT!!! Good Night Idene Night Dive Charter!!!!  (Night Dive at Block island) This is 2 night dives on the Idene Wreck.  This charter leaves the dock just after 6:00 PM and returns around 11:30 pm. Must be AOW certified and have at least 2 lights,wreck reel,safety sausage or SMB and a whistle. Cost is $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 1/2 hour before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 15 minutes before departure time. ADDRESS:Dock in front of The Bait Shop Friday @5:00pm if possible but no later than 5:30 to load the boat at 33 State st. Narragansett, RI 02882 (in front of where the lobster boats and the Francis Fleet Dock.) Our boats sail on time at 6:00 pm and if you miss the boat it’s your loss. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. The Heroine sank on 6/19/1920 and is 136' long X 26' wide and sitting in 80' of water...a really great dive with lots of fish and marine life on and around her. Cost is $150.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made at Giant Stride Dive Shop by full pre-payment that is non refundable 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 if you paid in cash or 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 1/2 to 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 6:00 pm 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 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 sharp. 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!
17
Aug
Charter to Gooseberry Arches 8/17/19 @ 7:00am

Charter to Gooseberry Arches 8/17/19 @ 7:00am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

 4 SEATS LEFT!!!  The Gooseberry island Arches are a great dive site that I call the "Caribbean of Newport" Typical viz is 15-30 ft. and you'll want to bring your camera to this photogenic site teaming with fish and marine life. There are swim-throughs, The big Arch, lots of canyons and many vertical walls to explore. ........please be at Connanicut Marina at 7:00am to sign waivers, assemble and load gear, we leave at 8:00am ... You must have an Open Water Certification(please bring c card & log book in when you sign up). Required equiptment: SMB or safe-t-sausage, & Whistle. Cost: $120.00 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 or 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 hour before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 30-45 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time and if you miss the boat it's your loss and no refund will be issued.
18
Aug
Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 8/18/19

Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 8/18/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

1 SEAT LEFT!!!   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: 33 State St. Narragansett, RI 02882
09
Nov
Bonaire Trip 11/9/19-11/16/19

Bonaire Trip 11/9/19-11/16/19

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Bonaire is a true divers paradise and the nicest shore diving you will ever do. There are yellow rocks along the side of the road on the coastline and each one has the name of the dive site it is in front of. I have only been here once before 10 or so years ago and have been dying to return. You can do 2 dives a day or 6 if you're feeling froggy. I stayed at this same resort that has just recently been renovated and am anxious to see the updated version. Flights are running between $700.00 and $900.00 at this time so as dive trips go this is a great deal! Cost: $950.00 per Diver or $825.00 for non divers. You will arrive Saturday November 9, 2019 and depart Saturday November 16, 2019. The package includes 7 nights Hotel accommodations, 7 days pick-up truck rental (without Insurance) free wifi, Room safe, 6 days unlimited shore diving, Tanks, Lead, Free nitrox (cert card must be presented) beach chairs, towels, and Daily breakfast. This package excludes Your flight, $25.00 Stinapa (Marine park) fee, optional boat dives, lunches, dinners, Gratuities, truck insurance (available on AVIS website), dive or travel insurance. Be smart and make sure your DAN Dive Insurance is up to date. Eden Beach Resort Bonaire, a cozy site where you will go on your next dive adventure. It is located in the Dutch Caribbean island territory of Bonaire in the south Caribbean Sea. The resort will seduce you with its new and varied accommodations, careful attention, our beautiful spa, outstanding cuisine, high quality scuba diving at our Bonaire dive resort and beautiful surroundings. Eden Beach Resort will to turn your visit into a special experience. The re-designed installations offer a combination of the luxury of a perfect environment, family atmosphere in which one and all will enjoy themselves; a magical space for couples as well as those seeking adventure and excitement. The on-site dive shop Wannadive offers all diving activities to guests. From half day beginner introduction courses, boat dives and training for all levels and diving for experience divers including technical diving with service points on all sides of the island of Bonaire.  https://www.edenbeach.com/ My flight schedule:
Flight to Bonaire

DEPART

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

6:00 AM

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PVD

Providence, RI, US

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ARRIVE

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

6:59 AM

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EWR

New York/Newark, NJ, US

FLIGHT INFO
Flight UA 4199
Operated by ExpressJet Airlines dba United Express
Duration 59m
Aircraft Embraer RJ145
Fare Class United Economy (YN)
Meal Not offered on this flight
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DEPART

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

8:49 AM

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EWR

New York/Newark, NJ, US

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ARRIVE

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

2:30 PM

B,O,N

BON

Bonaire, BQ, NL

FLIGHT INFO
Flight UA 1422
Duration 4h 41m
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Fare Class United Economy (YN)
Meal Meals for purchase
Seats
Flight to Providence

DEPART

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

3:30 PM

B,O,N

BON

Bonaire, BQ, NL

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ARRIVE

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

7:38 PM

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EWR

New York/Newark, NJ, US

FLIGHT INFO
Flight UA 1420
Duration 5h 8m
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Fare Class United Economy (YN)
Meal Snacks for Purchase
Seats

DEPART

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

9:40 PM

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EWR

New York/Newark, NJ, US

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ARRIVE

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

10:47 PM

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PVD

Providence, RI, US

FLIGHT INFO
Flight UA 4985
Operated by Commutair dba United Express
Duration 1h 7m
Aircraft Embraer RJ145
Fare Class United Economy (YN)
Meal Not offered on this flight
Seats