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You're Invited to the 2019 Customer Appreciation Party

You're Invited to the 2019 Customer Appreciation Party

Our Ocean First family means the world to us, and as our way to say thank you, we would like to cordially invite you to our 2019 Customer Appreciation Party. Come join us for the festivities, starting Wednesday, December 11th at 6:30pm. 

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Dive

Manufacturer's Plastic - It's Time For Change

Manufacturer's Plastic - It's Time For Change

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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Sustainabiity

Ocean First in Madagascar 2019

Ocean First in Madagascar 2019

Read on for Amy's full trip report about their time in the land of whale sharks, chameleons, lemurs, and baobabs!

 

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Travel

9 Ways to Make The Most of Your Carry-On Space

9 Ways to Make The Most of Your Carry-On Space

The feeling of anticipation when getting ready for an adventure to somewhere new is unbeatable. Packing for the trip ahead, feeling the energy in the airport, and getting to spend time experiencing new things are all just parts of why traveling is so incredible. However, long travel days can make it harder to enjoy the thrill of the experience. We have 9 ways for you to make the most of your carry-on space so you can enjoy the journey just as much as the destination!

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Travel

Tips for Traveling Green

Tips for Traveling Green

Sustainable living is a way of life that helps you and our planet! Do you live green at home, but struggle to continue that type of living when you are traveling? Here are some tips for traveling green, so you can live just as sustainable out in the world as you do in your own home!

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Travel

Ocean First at Blue Mesa Reservoir

Ocean First at Blue Mesa Reservoir

In a first-of-a-kind trip, Ocean First instructors and divers donned their cold-weather clothes and drove to Gunnison County's scenic Blue Mesa Reservoir for a weekend of exploring what Colorado diving is all about.

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Dive

Ocean First in the Arctic 2019

Ocean First in the Arctic 2019

"171 years ago, Sir John Franklin's expedition to discover a path through the Northwest Passage for Britain failed and the HMS Terror and Erebus were lost in ice flows. This September, five ladies from Ocean First set off to travel the ill-fated path and make discoveries of our own." Read on for Kathy's full trip report!

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Travel

All Rivers Lead to the Sea

All Rivers Lead to the Sea

We have all heard the adage “all rivers lead to the sea” but when was the last time that you really truly internalized its implications? Two of Ocean First's staff recently embarked on a multi-day rafting adventure with Adrift Dinosaur to reconnect with the wilderness and waterways who's health is interconnected with the health of our ocean.

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Sustainabiity

Ocean First in Cocos Island, July 2019

Ocean First in Cocos Island, July 2019

Amy recently returned from leading another adventure to Cocos Island, her favorite diving destination ever (and that’s saying a lot!) There was magic in those waters: daily whale shark sightings, dolphin greetings, tons of species of sharks, and all shared with a tight group of friends old and new. Read on to find out what makes this place so special: 

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Travel

June 8th: The Ocean First Summer Party & Sale

June 8th: The Ocean First Summer Party & Sale

You are invited to our 13th annual Summer Party extravaganza. This is our BIGGEST event of the year and includes a store-wide sale, pool demos, classroom seminars, free food and drinks, and an ever-growing raffle with some seriously cool prizes. It's all happening on World Oceans Day: Saturday, June 8th

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Swim

9 Ways To Make Long Travel Days More Bearable

9 Ways To Make Long Travel Days More Bearable

We love traveling but sometimes the actual act of getting there means a daunting amount of time in transit. Amy Christopher, our Director of Travel, offers some seasoned advice on how to make those long days a little more enjoyable. 

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Travel

Splash Day 2019

Splash Day 2019

Mark your calendars for our spring Splash Day! On Sunday, May 19th from 12:00-4:00pm we invite our current swimmers to participate in a unique and important opportunity to put their water safety skills to the test in a safe and fun environment! New families are invited to try our swim program for free, just register online or give us a call. 

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