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14
Jun
ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP 6/14/20

ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP 6/14/20

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

June 14, 2020 -MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA TRIP  Dive the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” with Giant Stride Dive Shop on our annual pilgrimage to NC!  I've been coming  back here every year since 2003 because the diving is freaking awesome. We are diving with Olympus Dive Center on Sunday 6/14 -Saturday 6/20 on some awesome shipwrecks with amazing Sandtiger Sharks in 80 to 130 fsw, viz is 40 to 100 ft. Water temp. is between 72 and 78 degrees! Some people wear 3mm suits but I wear a 5mm suit, a 7 will work as well! You can view the wrecks we will dive at www.olympusdiving.com. I'll drive down on the evening of 6/12 at around 6pm to avoid traffic so I can take my own tanks and gear arriving sometime in the afternoon in Morehead City. (you can rent tanks and lead from Olympus if you Fly & don't want to drive.) Morehead City is a about a 14 hour drive. You must have an Advanced Open Water Cert. card (that means bring it with you), SMB, safety sausage or liftbag, whistle and we recommend a redundant air source. A Dive Computer and Hyperbaric Insurance is also mandatory! (DAN Insurance or equivalent) Call 4o1-7three2-8808 for more info or just come in and sign up, and leave a deposit to insure your spot. Deposits constitute a commitment and are non refundable. Call the Store to let me know you're interested. The cost for 7 days of 2 tank wreck diving and lodging in a Beach front house in Atlantic City Beach is  $1675.00 CC, cash or check. The Kitchen is fully equipped and there is a grill to cook on as well. A $500.00 Deposit is required to hold your spot No exceptions. A $50.00 discount will be deducted for those paying in full in cash or check before December 1st. Full payment is due by April 14th 2020. Address: Olympus Dive Center 713 Shepard St. Morehead City, North Carolina 28557 to check in with the dive shop before heading to our condo 1919 West Fort Macon Rd. Atlantic Beach, NC 28512  Sunday June 14 we start wreck diving with Olympus so show up at 6am! Everyone must have Certification Cards on their person! This means you! You will not be allowed to dive without your AOW certification card and  a Nitrox card as well if using Nitrox. Make sure your tanks are within Hydro and Visual inspection dates. I recommend leaving home Friday after 6pm to arrive in Morehead City around Brunchtime, get a bite to eat and Check in at Olympus.
27
Jun
NARRAGANSETT PINNACLES/HAZARD ROCK CHARTER 6/27/20 show up @ 7:00am

NARRAGANSETT PINNACLES/HAZARD ROCK CHARTER 6/27/20 show up @ 7:00am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

– 04:00 pm

1 SEAT LEFT!!! The first dive will be at the hazard Rock area as the pinnacles are tidal the high tide is 1:36pm. The Narragansett Pinnacles are an amazing Mountain of gigantic granite boulders starts at 80' and comes up within 25' of the surface making for a lot of relief and swim-throughs to explore. This site is thought to be remains of a glacier that existed 9000 years ago. Check it out there's also tons of fish and marine life to enjoy. Cost: $120.00 depth: 75-80 ft.  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 your seat. 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 slip which is in Connanicut Marina Jamestown, RI 02879, to board “Argonaut” 1/2 hour to 45 minutes before sailing time, to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 15 minutes before departure time. We depart at 8:00am so please be there at 7:00......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.
28
Jun
U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 6/28/20

U853 U-BOAT CHARTER SUNDAY 6/28/20

Giant Stride Dive Shop

All Day

SOLD OUT!!! 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 will remain at the U Boat for the second dive unless conditions dictate otherwise. 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 if you don't have one. Cost is $150.00 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 unless we can sell your seat. 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 , 6AM to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and  load gear before our 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
Jul
L8 Submarine Wreck Charter 7/3/20 show up @ 9am

L8 Submarine Wreck Charter 7/3/20 show up @ 9am

GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP

All Day

SOLD OUT!!! This is a charter on the USS L-8 (SS-48) Submarine that requires an Advanced Open Water certification. I have only dived this wreck once before and am anxious to return and explore her. We're leaving at 10am so please show up at 9am to load gear  Cost: $120.00 depth: 120 ft.  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 your seat. 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 slip which is Connanicut Marina Jamestown, RI 02879, to board “Argonaut” at least 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 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.  

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name USS L-8 (SS-48)
Other Names
Vessel Type Submarine
Owner U. S. Navy
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 165' / 15' / 13'
Tonnage 524
Hull Construction Steel
Propulsion Diesel-Electric / Prop
Cargo
Built 1917 at Portsmouth, NH
Date of Loss 1926
Reason for Loss Sunk in navy torpedo test
Fatalities None
Location Off Newport, RI, 3 miles south of Brenton Reef light tower
Coordinates (Lat/Lon)
Coordinates (Loran C) 14423.1 / 43959.1
Water Depth (feet) 120'
05
Jul
Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 7/5/20 @ 6AM

Tech dive on Dixon Chemicals “Acid Barge” Wreck 7/5/20 @ 6AM

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. Cost: $165.00 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 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