Events

Extended Events Schedule

30
Sep
U853 U Boat Charter 9/30/18

U853 U Boat Charter 9/30/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Nazi U Boat U853 Submarine Wreck Dive Charter  Sunday Charter to The U853 aboard Canned Air Join us as we dive the U853 Nazi submarine, a Type IX-C-40. Cost is $140.00 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 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 at 7:00am....be there for at least 6:30am. 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. This Charter, Canned Air Charters, 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 your own.
01
Oct
SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS 10/1/18

SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS 10/1/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

06:30 pm – 08:30 pm

   SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS Instructor: Rick Simon       Cost: $499.00   Book: $35.00 The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in solo diving activities. Student Prerequisites Minimum age 21 SDI,  PADI, NAUI Advanced Diver, or equivalent Provide proof of 100 logged dives Course Structure and Duration Academic Sessions Three classroom sessions  held at Giant Stride Dive Shop are required: October 1 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm October 8 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm October 15 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm Open Water Execution
  1. Two dives are required with complete briefs and debriefs by the instructor The date of these dives TBD
 Required Equipment Basic open water scuba equipment and a redundant air source. One of the following must be used to provide an additional independent regulator attached to an air source: pony cylinder, twin cylinders with isolation, H-valve, independent doubles. Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements
  • Mask problems
  • Managing currents
  • Entanglements
  • Unintended decompression obligations
  • Panic and stress management techniques
  • Use of surface marker buoys and location devices
Skills are to be performed in open water. The student is required to demonstrate understanding of the techniques to properly execute a solo dive. Swimming skills
  1. 200 metres / 600 feet surface swim in full scuba equipment, configured for local diving conditions; must be non-stop and performed in an open water environment
Scuba skills
  1. Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
  2. Limits based on personal gas consumption
  3. Exact dive and/or no-decompression profile
  4. Properly execute the planned dive within all predetermined limits
  5. Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
    1. Streamlining equipment
    2. How to use and carry a redundant air supply
  6. Proper descent / ascent rates
  7. Proper safety stop procedures
  8. Monitoring of decompression status equipment; tables, computers, equipment
  9. Navigation skills
  10. Demonstrate proficiency of navigation with compass
  11. Demonstrate emergency change over to a backup regulator or bailout scuba at a depth not exceeding 30 metres / 100 feet
  12. Deploy surface marker and use of surface audible signaling device
   
07
Oct
U 853 Nazi U boat Submarine Wreck 7/9/17

U 853 Nazi U boat Submarine Wreck 7/9/17

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

Sunday Charter to The U 853 aboard Priority .........Join us as we dive the U853 Nazi submarine, a Type IX-C-40 built in the Deschimag Yard in Germany. We can remain at the U Boat for the second dive or vote on another wreck by those aboard according to conditions. This Charter, Priority Charters, 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 safety sausage, and whistle or horn is required. Pony bottles and regs are available to rent. Cost is $140.00 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 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 Resteraunt Sunday by at least 6:30am to load the boat at 33 State st. Narragansett, RI 02882
28
Oct
U853 U-Boat Charter 10/28/18

U853 U-Boat Charter 10/28/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

Nazi U Boat U853 Submarine Wreck Dive Charter  Sunday Charter to The U853 aboard Canned Air Join us as we dive the U853 Nazi submarine, a Type IX-C-40 built in the Deschimag Yard in Germany. We can remain at the U Boat for the second dive or vote on another wreck by those aboard according to conditions. This Charter, Canned Air Charters, 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 Waret 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 $140.00 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 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 at 7:00am....be there for at least 6:30am. 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.
24
Nov
Cozumel Mexico Trip 11/24/18 – 12/1/18

Cozumel Mexico Trip 11/24/18 – 12/1/18

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

COZUMEL, MEXICO Trip NOVEMBER 24 - December 1, 2018 Cost Diver $1540.00 Non diver $510.00 3% discount for Cash or Check Cost: Diver: $1495.00   Nondiver : $495.00 This is a land based trip and includes lodging at the awesome Resort, Club Melia, 5 days of 2 tank boat dives, 2 night dives,  your choice of steel 100's or 120's and lead, then on the 30th, our no fly day, we will go to Playa Del Carman to do 2 tanks in the Cenotes rinsing our gear in shallow, fresh water whilst wearing it on our backs. This price does not include Nitrox, Gratuities, Flight, Taxis, Ferry to Playa, rental gear (if needed) Alcohol or food (although Melia offers an all inclusive for 60-70.00 per day if you like but I prefer to hit some of the restaurants around town myself). This trip is limited to EXPERIENCED Advanced Open Water divers with good buoyancy and good skills due to the advanced sites we will be visiting. Stop into the store to sign up! Credit cards accepted but add 3% ....the posted price is for cash or check.