Events

Extended Events Schedule

03
Jul
USS Bass Submarine Wreck Charter 7/3/21@6AM

USS Bass Submarine Wreck Charter 7/3/21@6AM

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT!!! TECH CERT REQUIRED! Charter to the USS Bass Submarine Wreck 2 dives. This is a tech dive with maximum depths of 165 feet and requires an Advanced Nitrox /Deco Procedures Certification. The plan is to do 2 dives on the bass. Cost is $165.00 and will sell out fast. Double Tanks are recommended, but Redundant Air ssource and standard safety equipment IS required. Reservations are made by full pre-payment that is non refundable. If you cancel your reservation you forfeit the full payment UNLESS WE CAN SELL IT. 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 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
03
Aug
AUGUST PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 8/3/21

AUGUST PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS (Beginner) 8/3/21

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 09:00 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, (DIVERS  LICENSE) AND START YOUR ADVENTURE WITH THE BIGGEST, BEST STOCKED SHOP IN RI.
Dates 
Class and Pool 
August 10  @    6:30 to 9:30   Class 
August 12  @    6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
August 17  @  6:30 to 9:30   Class 
August 19  6:3to 9:30   Pool 
August 24   6:30 to 9:30   Class 
August 26   6:30 to 9:30   Pool 
Open Water Dives        Tentatively August 28 and 29 
 
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 
Provide Two pass port photos (for certification card) 
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 
     
14
Jan
Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) & Palau January 2022

Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) & Palau January 2022

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

This trip is temporarily on hold! 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 2022): 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.
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)