May Social: Destination Antarctica

Join us for a social about travel to the frozen continent, hosted by our Travel Director, Amy Christopher.  Learn more. Thursday, May 25th at 6:30pm

Splash Day

On Sunday, June 4th from 12:00-5:00 we invite our current swim school students to enjoy this unique and important opportunity to put their water safety skills to the test in a safe and fun environment. New students can sign up for a free try-it swim lesson. More info

Specialty of the Month: Night and Limited Visibility

Sign up for our Night and Limited Visibility class and receive 10% off any dive light! Class is held on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8pm.

Current Promotions

Free transmitter with purchase of Eon Steel computer ($440 value)

20% off GoPro Hero4 Black (while supplies last)

20% off SeaLife DC1400 Camera (while supplies last)


Below is a list of our regularly scheduled classes. We also offer private classes on an individual basis. 

Weekend Open Water Class

Earn your open water certification in two weekends. Classes generally meet on the first and second Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the month.

Upcoming Classes:

  • July: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 
  • Aug: 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 
  • Sept: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Monday/Tuesday Open Water Class

Earn your open water certification in three weeks. Classes meet on Monday and Tuesdays for three weeks.

Upcoming Classes:

  • June: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
  • July: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 
  • Aug: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
  • Sept: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Accelerated Open Water Class

Complete your open water certification in one weekend! Ask about eligibility. Classes meet the last Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each month.

Upcoming Classes:

  • June: 20, 23, 24, 25
  • July: 25, 28, 29, 30
  • Aug: 22, 25, 26, 27
  • Sept: 26, 29, 30, Oct 1

Open Water Practice Nights

All current open water students are invited to our free open water practice nights, where students can work on their comfort and skills in the pool before their open water dives. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 25th 9-12pm
  • July 8th 1-4pm
  • July 23rd 9-12pm
  • Aug 12th 1-4pm
  • Aug 27th 9-12pm
  • Sept 9th 1-4pm
  • Sept 24th 9-12pm

Scuba Skills Update

Refresh your scuba knowledge before your next open water dive. This three-hour class will re-introduce you to your dive skills so you can have a safe and worry-free dive trip.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 7th 7-9pm
  • July 12th 7-9pm
  • July 23rd 9-12pm
  • Aug 9th 7-9pm
  • Aug 27th 9-12pm
  • Sept 13th 7-9pm
  • Sept 24th 9-12pm

Group Try Scuba Class

Get your feet wet in our exciting introductory two-hour Try Scuba class. Everything is included, just bring your bathing suit!

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 21st 1-3pm
  • June 17th 2-4pm
  • July 5th 6-8pm
  • July 16th 1-3pm
  • Aug 2nd  6:30-8:30pm
  • Aug 20th 1-3pm
  • Sept 6th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sept 17th 1-3pm

Freediving Class

Learn how to safely explore the underwater world on a single breath in our Level 1 Freediving class

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 14-16th
  • July 19-21st
  • Aug 16-18th
  • Sept 20-22nd

Freediving Club

The Freediving Club meets to practice skills in the pool. No experience necessary. 6:00-9:00pm

Upcoming Dates:

May 20th, May 27th, June 8th, June 17th, July 6th, July 13th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, Aug 3rd, Aug 10th, Aug 19th, Aug 26th, Sept 7th, Sept 14th, Sept 23rd, Sept 30th


Aurora Reservoir, Colorado

Complete your certification dives closer to home at Aurora Reservoir, only an hour from Boulder. Summer water temperatures are generally 65-70ºF. Available July through September.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 13-14th
  • July 22-23rd
  • Aug 19-20th
  • Sept 9-10th

Blue Hole, New Mexico

Located in Santa Rosa, New Mexico along old Route 66, the Blue Hole is an 80ft deep natural sinkhole filled with cool, crystal clear springwater. Trips run year-round.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 17-18th
  • July 8-9th
  • Aug 5-6th
  • Sept 23-24th

Homestead Crater, Utah

Complete your dives in the geothermally heated Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah. The toasty 95ºF water makes this a truly unique dive experience. Trips run from the fall through the spring.

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 20-21st
  • June 3-4th
  • Group trips resume in the fall

Key Largo, Florida

Complete your certification dives in the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Fly in on Thursday, dive Friday and Saturday, and return on Sunday. Trips run quarterly. More information. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 15-18th
  • August 10-13th
  • November 9-12th

Looking for something more exotic?

Ocean First Travel offers a variety of group trips to exciting international dive destinations, and are able to help plan a custom trip for all types of divers.


Below is a list of our regularly scheduled continuing education courses. Other SSI specialties are available and all can be scheduled on an individual basis. 

Enriched Air Nitrox

Nitrox allows for longer bottom time and larger safety margins. One of our most popular con-ed courses, and can be completed without pool time. Class times are from 1-4pm

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • Aug 5th
  • Sept 2nd

React Right

Learn the the basics of First Aid, CPR, AED and Oxygen administration in diving emergencies and how to properly evaluate an emergency situation. Required prerequisite for Stress & Rescue. Class runs from 5:30-9:30pm. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 8th
  • July 13th
  • August 10th
  • September 14th

Stress & Rescue

Learn how to avoid, recognize, and solve problems on the surface and underwater and be prepared for an unexpected emergency. Class time is from 6-9pm for three days in a row. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 22-24th
  • June 26-28th
  • July 24-26th
  • Aug 28-30th

Underwater Navigation

Learn how to use a compass, natural navigation skills, estimate distances, perform search patterns, and find your way back to the exit point. Class time is from 10-12pm.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • Aug 5th
  • Sept 2nd

Waves, Tides, and Currents

The motion of the ocean can have a big effect on your enjoyment of a dive. This course will teach you how to interact with a variety of water conditions. Class time is from 10-12pm.

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 16th
  • Aug 20th
  • Sept 17th

Wreck Diving

Wreck dives offer a glimpse into the past and a hearty history lesson. Learn how to stay safe while navigating these exciting nautical artifacts. Class time is from 10-12pm.

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 20th
  • June 17th
  • July 15th
  • Aug 19th
  • Sept 16th

Night & Limited Visibility

This course will teach you about planning and conducting safe night and limited visibility dives.

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 25th from 6-8pm (Specialty of the Month Deal: Enroll in class and receive 10% off any dive light)
  • June 4th from 2-4pm
  • July 2nd from 2-4 pm
  • Aug 6th from 2-4pm
  • Sept 3rd from 2-4pm

Boat Diving

This course covers the knowledge you need to make your first boat diving vacation a true success, and how to prepare for diving from all sizes and types of boats. Class time is from 1-3pm. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 16th
  • Aug 20th
  • Sept 17th

Deep Diving

This course will give you the knowledge, skills, and experience to safely dive to deeper depths. Class time is from 12-2pm.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 4th
  • July 2nd
  • Aug 6th
  • Sept 3rd