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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Unique Ocean First Youth Programs

Unique Ocean First Youth Programs

Think of any activity and it’s almost guaranteed that there is a kid’s camp that does it. With so many activities to choose from, parents and their children have the opportunities to go beyond the run-of-the-mill day camp and can easily experience unique activities. At Ocean First, children from this landlocked city can push the boundaries and become immersed in the underwater ocean world.

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March Social: Find the Fish Inside You, Hosted by Matthew Moseley

March Social: Find the Fish Inside ...

Join Ocean First for a special social in collaboration with the Colorado Ocean Coalition Blue Drinks series, featuring a talk Matthew Moseley, extreme open water swimmer. March 15th at 6:30pm.

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Ocean First in Socorro 2017

Ocean First in Socorro 2017

In December of 2017, a group of Ocean First adventurers traveled aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie to a group of islands off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, the Revillagigedo Islands, also known as the Socorro Islands. Klara Fejer, Ocean First Education's Director of Digital Media, recounts her time there and the importance of their new designation as an MPA. 

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A message from our founder

A message from our founder

Big changes have been happening at Ocean First, including a lot of construction updates and a newly redesigned showroom. Check out photos of the new space and read more about it: 

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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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