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Dive master training near Narragansett - who to go with?

Discussion in 'Dive Club of Rhode Island' started by manderson010, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. manderson010

    manderson010 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Houston, TX, USA
    I'm going to be in Narragansett, RI this summer and driving across the bridge every weekday to work in Newport. I'd like to look into the possibility of taking my evenings and weekends to start toward a dive master certification. Who would be good to call about this? I don't want to drive too far and spend more time in transit than in training, so if you can speak to any of the instructors in Narragansett or Newport, I'd much appreciate it.

    Thank you!
  2. Kd9uj

    Kd9uj Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Rhode Island
    401 scuba isn't in narragansett or newport, but rob is great. giant strides dive shop is the best i think...it's located in cranston but if you're in narragansett it's about 20/30 min which is the same time it takes to get to newport.
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  3. Drin

    Drin Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Monterey, CA
    If it's still open avoid Narragansett Pier Diving like the plague. Charlie Walpole talks a good game, then tries to sell you a basic class for almost $500.
  4. Kd9uj

    Kd9uj Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Rhode Island
    yeah they're closed
  5. Billmack

    Billmack Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Rhode Island
    As mentioned already, Giant Stride Dive Shop would/is my recommendation.

    Very nice and knowledgeable folks.

    1935 Warwick Avenue Warwick Rhode Island. 401-732-8808 www.giantstridiveshop.com

    I just happen to have their business card in my wallet.

    Enjoy your stay in Rhode Island. There are some wonderful shore dives in the state. Easy access to many.

    Giant Stride has Friday night dives with one of the Dive Masters I think starting in May.

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  6. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    Charlie closed up in 2013 last I heard. Giant Strides would be my choice also.
  7. macado

    macado PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salem, MA (mentally in Cozumel, MX)
    I'll echo what others said, talk to Red at Giant Stride Dive Shop in Warwick, RI Good shop and a great guy.

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