Events

Extended Events Schedule

26
Jul
2nd Annual New Jersey Tech/Wreck Diving Trip to Cape May 7/26/22

2nd Annual New Jersey Tech/Wreck Diving Trip to Cape May 7/26/22

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT Last year we had an awesome time diving from the "Gypsy Blood" with Captain Jim. The boat is really laid out nice with lots of room complimented with an experienced crew. Dive dates are 7/26 S5 Sub 155',  7/27 USS Montgomery 150',  7/28 Admiral Dupont 150', 7/29 Miraflores 155', 7/30/21-Northern Pacific 150', 7/31 City of Athens 110' Departure time is 6:30am. The cost of the diving portion is 1095.00 (cash or check) (you arrange your own lodging)  The Marina is Utsch’s Marina. It is just past the Cape May canal as you come into town.  www.capemayharbor.com   You must be there in your hotel by 7/26/21 so we can check in and get some of our heavier gear (Tanks) onto the boat unless you want to load up in the am. The hotel captain Jim recommended is the Cape Harbor Motor Inn. www.capeharbormotorinn.com They are diver friendly and have clean rooms, pool. They are only a couple of miles from the marina. Everyone must bring enough tanks for two days of diving, Jim will work on having one days set filled while we are out on the second day. This way you will not have to wait for fills to be done. Drop off a set and pick up a set. All tanks can be left on the boat overnight. No sense in having to load up in the morning. This will be an amazing week! I strongly recommend making your reservations at the Inn well in advance! A Tech cert of at least Decompression Procedures is required. You should arrive 7/25/22 at your choice of lodging. July 26th                S5 (160ft)  US Submarine Sunk 1920 July 27th                USS Montgomery (Max’s Wreck) (150ft) Steamship Sunk 1918 July 28th                Admiral Dupont (150ft) Sunk 1865 July 29th                Miraflores (155ft) Sunk 1942 July 30th                Northern Pacific (140ft) Sunk 1922 July 31st                City of Athens (105ft) Sunk 1918 Read more about these wrecks here: https://www.gypsyblooddive.com/nj-wreck-diving
02
Aug
August PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Class 8/2/22 (Beginner Level)

August PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Class 8/2/22 (Beginner Level)

Giant Stride Dive Shop

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Dates for Classes and Pool Sessions          Instructor: John Langella
 AUGUST         02 TUESDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:00CLASS 1 
AUGUST         04 THURSDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:30 POOL 1 
 
AUGUST         09 TUESDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:00 CLASS 2 
AUGUST        11 THURSDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:30 POOL 2 
 
AUGUST         16 TUESDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:00 CLASS 3 
AUGUST        18 THURSDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:30 POOL 3 
 
AUGUST         23 TUESDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:00 CLASS 4 
AUGUST         24 WEDNESDAY@ 6:30 TO 9:00 CLASS 5  
Open Water Dives to be done in the spring.  Ask about the PADI Referral Option. Do your Open Water checkout dives in warm locations at your own expense. 
COST:  $550.00 HOWEVER WHEN YOU BUY YOUR MASK, FINS AND SNORKEL AND BOOTS HERE WE 
WILL DISCOUNT THEM BY $100.00 (MUST BUY ALL 4 ITEMS TO GET THE 100.00 DISCOUNT OTHERWISE 
YOU WILL GET A 10% DISCOUNT) MAKING THE CLASS $450.00 
GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE 
BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI. 
A 10% STUDENT DISCOUNT IS OFFERED TO STUDENTS ON GEAR 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 DEAL THAN YOU WILL EVER GET ON THE 
INTERNET. IF YOU BUY ALL YOUR OWN GEAR FROM US 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, BOOTS, SNORKEL, WEIGHT BELT , WEIGHTS AND AT LEAST 1 STEEL 
TANK OR 2 ALUMINUM TANKS. (10% DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS OFFER.IT IS 20% OR MORE 
OFF WHEN YOU DO THE MATH) THIS CLASS HAS NO HIDDEN COSTS!!! WE DONT JUST SELL IT WE LIVE 
IT! CALL 401-732-8808 FOR MORE INFO OR STOP BY THE STORE TO ENROLL. 
GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE 
BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI. 
GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE 
BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI. 
  * Referral Certification Option: You arrange to do your checkout dives in a warm climate and get certified on your trip this winter. This class includes the PADI Open Water Diver manual, tables, certification materials and pic card, viewing  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.  
 *All classes and pool sessions are mandatory. Students are urged to check the 
schedule carefully. 
Missed classroom sessions will incur a $50 makeup fee. 
Missed pool sessions will incur a $100 makeup fee 
 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 checkout 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.
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. 
30
Aug
SEPTEMBER PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 8/30/22 (beginner level)

SEPTEMBER PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CLASS 8/30/22 (beginner level)

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

Instructor: Chris Parker COST:  $550.00 HOWEVER WHEN YOU BUY YOUR MASK, FINS AND SNORKEL AND BOOTS HERE WE WILL DISCOUNT THEM BY $100.00 (must buy all 4 items to get the 100.00 discount MAKING THE CLASS $450.00....(otherwise you will get a 10% discount on individual items) GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI. A 10% Student discount is offered to students on gear 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 deal than you will ever get on the internet. If you buy all your own gear from us 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, boots, snorkel, weight belt , weights and at least 1 steel tank or 2 aluminum tanks. (10% discount does not apply to this offer....it is more than 20% off when you do the math) 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. GET YOUR DIVING CERTIFICATION, (AKA DIVERS LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI.
 INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS PARKER
August 30 @ 6;30pm Classroom September 1 @7:pm Pool September 6 @ 6;30pm Classroom September 8 @7:pm Pool September 13 @ 6;30pm Classroom September 15 @7:pm Pool September 17 & 18 Ocean Dives (weather permitting) Open Water Course    
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 
Confined Water Session (pool) 
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties 
Bathing suit and towel
Open Water Sessions (Ocean Dives)
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties (Provided by student) 
Weight Belt, Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Wetsuit (7mm / ¼ inch) and 
tank (provided by dive shop) 
Gloves, hood (provided by student) 
Dive Flag (provided by dive shop) 
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 7pm.  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. 
 
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 $85 will be 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 when returning it to the shop 
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 $75 a day 
will be added 
05
Dec
Socorro Island Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard Trip 12/5/22-12/13/22

Socorro Island Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard Trip 12/5/22-12/13/22

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

My flights & itinerary:

AA2600 on 02DEC  BOS/DFW 8:01AM  11:40AM

AA1324 on 02DEC  DFW/SJD 2:40PM 4:44PM

3 nights in Cabo (02-05Dec2022) Staying at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa(some of us will spend a few nights to dive a few days in Cabo)

8 nights aboard the Nautilus Explorer to Socorro (05-13 Dec 2022) Guests need to be at See Creatures by 4 pm on the day of boarding for liveaboard trips.

Full meal plan including soft drinks (sorry not booze)

5 days of diving (07-11 Dec 2022)

Return to Cabo on the 13th & Staying at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa

AA1576 on 14DEC  SJD/DFW 11:18AM- 2:05pm

AA2306 on 14DEC  DFW/BOS 5:35PM- 9:12pm

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.  Guests need to be at See Creatures by 4 pm on the day of boarding for liveaboard trips. Address for Marina and shop: See Creatures is located at: Calle Miguel Hidalgo 10 Centro CSL. C.P. 23450 Cabo San Lucas, BCS www.nautilusexplorer.com Nautilus Explorer - Nautilus Liveaboards