OceanFirst Swim


Our private facility, friendly staff, small classes, and 89°F indoor pool allow swimmers to focus on learning new skills.

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OceanFirst Dive


Immerse yourself into the world of scuba diving and develop a lifelong passion for the marine environment.


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OceanFirst travel


Discover the other 70% of the planet. We offer group trips and customized adventures for any intrepid explorer.

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Swimmer of the Month: Hikaru!

Swimmer of the Month: Hikaru!

Congratulations to our Swimmer of the Month: Hikaru! Every month, the Ocean First Swim School rewards special swimmers for their dedication and love for swimming.  Hikaru has been swimming with us for a year and a half, and has already progressed from Beginner I all the way to Intermediate II! Here are some questions we asked to get to know Hikaru better:

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An Evening with Ari Friedlaender, Marine Ecologist & National Geographic Explorer

An Evening with Ari Friedlaender ...

Baleen whales face a slew of threats to their survival in the icy waters of the antarctic. Join us on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm for an evening of stories from Ari Friedlaender about his team's efforts to study whales in Antarctica and protect the unique wilderness.

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Ocean First in Iceland 2017

Ocean First in Iceland 2017

Many people think of scuba diving as a purely tropical sport; our recent adventure to Iceland put all typical notions of diving destinations to bed. Led by Roger Young, the group adventured both above and below the water. Here’s Roger’s full trip report:

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Ocean Guardian Dive Club

Ocean Guardian Dive Club

This summer, Ocean First was chosen to be a part of a pilot program through NOAA, called the Ocean Guardian Dive Club. This unique and free opportunity taught the young ocean stewards in our community about our impact on the ocean and our responsibilities for its future.

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Our goal is to create a powerful ecosystem where swimming, diving, adventure, education, and preservation come together to form a unique community. Whether you bring your child for swimming lessons, get certified, or travel across the globe with us, you can expect the same level of attention, safety and compassion.

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Experience New Depths.


You will not be disappointed

“If you are looking for your son or daughter to learn how to swim in a loving, respectful, and friendly environment, then look no further. You will not be disappointed.”

–Justin O.

As a diver of 30+ years

“As a diver of 30+ years, with a background in oceanography and marine biology, I look for a dive shop that can bring more to the game than snorkels and a regulator check. Ocean First Divers is superb! They blend a high level of competent services, skilled assistance with training, an exciting menu of exotic travel.”

–George Tamm

The best vacation I have had

“The Costa Rica Trip last week was one for the books. I feel like I hit the lottery with this group of people and most especially Amy. Thanks again for providing me with the best vacation I have had in years!”

–Sharon Partidge


Ocean First is passionate about increasing ocean awareness and literacy and providing ways for our community to become impassioned stewards for their marine environment. We have two amazing sister organizations that help educate and empower our communities to make a difference. Please visit Ocean First Education and Ocean First Institute for more information.

OceanFirst Education

Ocean First Education inspires new depths of awareness and respect for our ocean. Through innovative education, research and technologies, they create knowledgeable, passionate ocean stewards.

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Ocean First Institute

Ocean First Institute is a non-profit that merges science, education, and sustainability to promote, protect, and preserve our marine environments. We believe a healthy ocean is a healthy planet.

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