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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What to Eat Before and After Swim Practice

What to Eat Before and After Swim ...

Swimming is cardiovascular conditioning known as aerobic exercise. Since aerobic exercise like swimming requires fuel to sustain high intensity workouts for a long period of time, the best option before a swim practice is to eat a meal high in carbs, moderate in protein, and low in fat. This blog details some suggestions for snacks and meals that are great options to eat before and after swim practice!

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2020 OFtoberfest: The Ocean First Annual Sales Event

2020 OFtoberfest: The Ocean First ...

Our Ocean First fall sale event is here for 4 days!

Save the date for deals on training materials, manufacturer discounts on equipment, up to 40% off on equipment unless otherwise marked, and huge savings on used gear!

Call our store, shop via FaceTime / Zoom, or come in and visit to take advantage of these incredible deals.

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How to Pack for a Backpacking Scuba Trip

How to Pack for a Backpacking Scuba Trip

Ocean First colleague, Marlee, and her partner, Nick recently returned from a backpacking trip around South East Asia, where their only goals were to travel light and dive as much of the Coral Triangle as possible. Curious how they did it? Read on for their ultimate packing list. (Part 2/2)

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Sustainable Living in Our World Today

Sustainable Living in Our World Today

Now more than ever it is important to take action in helping our planet. Many people think that plastic pollution and the contamination of our marine ecosystems and the planet as a whole is such a large scale issue that there is nothing they can do to help. But there is! Dozens of brands, groups, and everyday people are making household products that can help you contribute to the efforts of living sustainably. After all, with no blue, there is no green.

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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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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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