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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Splash Day 2018

Splash Day 2018

Mark your calendars for our spring Splash Day! On Sunday, June 3th from 12:00-4:00pm we invite our current swimmers to participate in a unique and important opportunity to put their water safety skills to the test in a safe and fun environment! New families are invited to try our swim program for free, just register online or give us a call. 

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Rebreather Demo Weekend

Rebreather Demo Weekend

Rebreathers allow you to dive longer, more safely, and closer to wildlife. During this demo weekend with Gary Boyer, you will learn about the Poseidon SE7EN rebreather and get to try it out in our pool! 

August 17-18th. $50 per person. Contact us to reserve your spot!

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Coral Restoration in St. Croix

Coral Restoration in St. Croix

We hear a lot of doom and gloom stories about how the ocean's coral populations are in serious trouble due to climate change. The good news is that there are a lot of people working hard to fight back against the odds and help restore the coral, including the people at the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) in St. Croix. In May of 2018, Ocean First and a group of divers led by Mark Duvall traveled to the Caribbean island to put their scuba skills to use doing hands-on volunteer work for CRF. 

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Zero Waste Happy Hour on Aug 3rd

Zero Waste Happy Hour on Aug 3rd

Dig your toes in the sand on Ocean First's beach and enjoy some fun in the evening sun during this special summer edition happy hour! Featuring craft beer, kombucha tastings by Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha, a vegetarian-friendly BBQ, and volleyball/spikeball/cornhole, this event is free and open to the public! August 3rd from 6-8pm at Ocean First. 

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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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