OceanFirst Swim

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

DIVE

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

 

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OceanFirst travel

TRAVEL

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

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THE LATEST FROM OCEAN FIRST

Three reasons why we teach the roll-over breath technique

Three reasons why we teach the roll ...

Being able to take an independent breath is essential to swimming. While there are different methods of thought for how to best teach this skill, Ocean First Swim School's internationally recognized training program, Swim Schools International (SSI), teaches the roll-over breath technique for three main reasons:

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Swim

Meet the Diver of the Month: Deborah Halley

Meet the Diver of the Month: Deborah ...

Deb has shown an incredible amount of motivation to not only become a diver, but to truly learn about the complexities of the ocean environment and further her diving knowledge. Her constant smile, positive attitude, and eagerness to learn has made her a permanent part of the Ocean First family. We asked Deb a few questions to get to know her better:

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Dive

Ocean First in the Channel Islands 2018

Ocean First in the Channel Islands 2018

Ocean First traveled to the Channel Islands in August 2018 for a unique, hands-on adventure in collaboration with renowned whale scientist Ari Friedlaender. While the whales didn't behave as the group had hoped, wine tasting, diving in the kelp forests with seals, and learning about whale research kept the group more than entertained. Read on for Amy's trip report. 

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Travel

September Social: The Wild, Weird World of Sharks

September Social: The Wild, Weird ...

Join us on Thursday, September 20th for The Wild, Weird World of Sharks with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza. Learn about this incredible and diverse species and how scientists like Mikki are trying to save them from extinction. 

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Sustainabiity

 

 

THE OCEAN FIRST DIFFERENCE

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.

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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

OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION & OCEAN PRESERVATION

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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