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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Meet your teacher, Alexis!

Meet your teacher, Alexis!

Alexis joined us in April and has brought an infectious and enthusiastic spirit to the team. She is passionate about all things water and loves watching her students learn to love the water and succeed in their lessons. We asked her some questions to get to know her better: 

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Aurora Beach Day 2017

Aurora Beach Day 2017

On July 22nd, Ocean First had its first Annual Beach Day event down at the Aurora Reservoir. Conditions were perfect above the surface with blue skies, 80 degree weather, and a cohort of enthusiastic local divers.

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Our Employees Share Top Travel Tips

Our Employees Share Top Travel Tips

When you work at a land-locked scuba shop, your employees tend to be active travelers. We asked our staff for their travel tips and what items they can’t board the place without. The top 5 items that everyone listed: microfiber travel towel, portable USB charging bank, dry bags, save-a-dive kits, and a travel pillow. 

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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.

Ocean First  

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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