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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Safety & Wellness Update

Safety & Wellness Update

Updates regarding our swim school, training, retail shop and travel guidance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Last updated 5/13/20 1:30pm

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The Humble Reef Saver

The Humble Reef Saver

Five reasons why the deceptively simple reef saver is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can own, plus a cautionary tale about how to avoid being "that diver."

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The Domino Effect: Sometimes You Have to Roll With the Punches

The Domino Effect: Sometimes You ...

A way to look at life is the analogy of the domino effect: we stack our dominos one after the other and once the trip is off we hope they all fall the right way and the trip runs perfectly. Any experienced traveler knows this isn’t always the case. Some of the most fantastic experiences and stories come from that one domino that falls to the left or right, not forward. I suppose this is just life, after all. There is always a positive side to everything and for those who can see it, embrace it, and rise with it, there is no end to the joy in life.

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Manufacturer's Plastic - It's Time For Change

Manufacturer's Plastic - It's Time ...

Reducing plastic consumption should be a top priority for those with a stake in the game, including those in the dive industry.  And yet, with every shipment of dive gear Ocean First receives for our retail floor, we are bombarded with mounds of plastic packaging. Read on to find out what our retail manager and buyer, Kathy Gagliardo, has done to make a stand. 

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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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