Experience New Depths

Ocean First was founded in 2005 to be an advocate for marine science education and ocean conservation. Being passionate divers and explorers, we recognized little was being done to educate people about our ocean, the importance and fragility of our marine environments, and what we, as both beneficiaries and custodians of these incredible ecosystems, can do to protect and preserve them for future generations. 

Our mission is to create and support a community of ocean enthusiasts who are passionate about experiencing and preserving our marine environments.

Whether swimming, diving, or experiencing the ocean in their own sublime way, our customers share an infectious passion and excitement that transcends their daily lives. Our love of the ocean is the inspiration for our swim and dive instruction, travel services, marine biology education, and sustainability. Our approach to ocean conservation is simple - we believe a healthy ocean is a healthy planet.

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Blue is the New Green

Ocean First is proud to announce it has incorporated as a Benefit Corporation and certified as a B Corp™. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Learn more about our Blue Initiatives and what it means to be certified as a B Corp here.



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.


Experience New Depths.

Ocean First | Swim


Fun and comfortable youth and adult swim classes in our private 89˚ F indoor pool with 4:1 student to instructor ratios.

Ocean First | Dive


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

Ocean First | Travel


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

Our Commitment to Education & 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.

Ocean First Education

Ocean First Education inspires new depths of awareness and respect for our ocean. Through innovative education, research, and technologies, we connect people with the magic and beauty of the underwater world and create knowledgeable, passionate ocean stewards.

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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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