Blue Initiatives

We recognize that our business has inherent impacts on our planet, whether it’s the energy we use to heat our pool, the planes we board, or the dive boats that circle our bubbles below, and we use our best efforts to minimize and offset those impacts. We strive to achieve this by working with manufacturers, resorts and travel destinations that share our approach to sustainability and social responsibility.

At the end of the day, we are firm believers that we do not inherit our planet from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children and everything we do reflects this custodial sentiment.

All Ocean First events are Zero Waste & 100% vegetarian


Our solar PV and thermal systems use the burning ball of fire in the sky to help light our facility and keep our pool a toasty 89 degrees


Ocean First sponsors a two mile stretch of the diagonal highway and hosts an Earth Day cleanup every year


We work with manufacturers to reduce the amount of plastic and waste used in the shipping process


Ocean First is proud to have a zero carbon footprint for electricity usage through our national clean energy provider, Arcadia Power


Utilizing a highly advanced oxidation process, we’re able to keep our pool cleaner than Boulder’s tap water (but don’t worry we have filtered water for your bottle)


We make it easy for our customers to support a healthy planet with our paperless hand dryers, earth friendly body washes, and plastic free water bottle dispenser


Our travel department provides guests with eco-friendly travel options to destinations around the world. Find out how you can give back while on your next adventure


Through contributions, in-kind gifts and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, Ocean First proudly supports our local community


Women represent over half of Ocean First’s workforce



Ocean First creates an exciting and motivating workplace by recognizing and rewarding our employees


Certified B-Corporation

What is B-Corp?

b-corp-blue.pngCertified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 1,500 Certified B Corporations in over 120 industries and 40 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

B the Change

Ocean First became a certified B Corp because we believe that business can spark positive change.  B Corps are a new type of company that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. This designation reflects the values upon which our company was founded and our operating philosophies today.  Learn more about the B Corp Certification here. 



Green Star Business

Green-Star-Business-logo_WEB_thumb.jpgOcean First is proud to be a member of Eco-Cycle's Green Star Business Program. Through this program, businesses are provided with comprehensive, long-term, customized sustainability consulting that helps to address waste reduction, water and energy conservation, sustainable purchasing, green building, alternative transportation, staff training, and more.

Blue Certified

What is Blue Certified?

Blue Certified is an eco-label for the dive industry. It provides dive operations with the tools to perform better for themselves, the environment, their local community, and their customers. The goal of the program is to provide dive operators and their employees with a very clear path that leads to more efficient business practices and cost savings, all while benefiting the environment and strengthening marketing reach. 

Blue is the new Green

Ocean First is proud to be Blue Certified. Blue Certified provides dive operations with the tools to perform better for themselves, the environment, their local community, and their customers. By becoming Blue Certified, we are committed to making the dive industry more sustainable and preserving the magic of the underwater world for generations to come.  Click to learn more about the program.