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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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Swimming During a Pandemic

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Swimming ...

Swimming is a great cardiovascular activity for people of all ages, and with the current times, getting kids into swim classes is a wonderful way to keep them active, engaged, and in good health. Here at Ocean First, we are committed to providing a fun, safe environment for your children to learn and develop new swimming skills. We are aware of the uncertainties of the current global pandemic, and we are dedicated to abiding by the guidelines and regulations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Ocean First Key Largo Is Here!

Ocean First Key Largo Is Here!

Ocean First has opened a new location in Key Largo, Florida and we are so excited to share our expansion with you! Often regarded as the diving capital of the States, the tropical waters of the Keys boasts an incredible diversity of marine environments, including mangroves, seagrass beds, and stunning coral reefs. Learn to dive, continue your training, and become an ocean advocate with us. 

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Packing Light: The Key to a Great Trip

Packing Light: The Key to a Great Trip

Just like scuba diving, packing light takes a strategy and plan to succeed. There are tips and tricks to packing that will make your trip go off without a hitch and make it as enjoyable as possible. Learn a few of our Retail Manager, Kathy Gagliardo's, tips to pack light and efficiently!

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How Ocean First Has Impacted the Industry

How Ocean First Has Impacted the ...

The effect we as humans have on our planet cannot be understated. This is why our Retail Manager, Kathy Gagliardo, decided to address the problem head-on to see changes being made across the industry. Learn how Ocean First is taking steps to make a positive impact in the industry when it comes to plastic pollution, as well as all of the brands and items we carry to support an eco-friendly lifestyle!

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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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