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Layering for Warmth

Layering for Warmth

We all know that using a full suit is the best possible scenario for warmth and protection while diving, but what happens when you are still cold? Luckily in Colorado, we are used to layering throughout the day and seasons! In order to be properly outfitted for your diving trip you need to consider doing the same. Learn about the importance of layers and what layers are best for your needs.

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How Ocean First Has Impacted the Industry

How Ocean First Has Impacted the Industry

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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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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Ocean First Travel: Roatan 2022

Ocean First Travel: Roatan 2022

After a successful Coral Restoration trip last year, this trip had large shoes to fill! After a fun week of activities, we are happy to report this year’s trip was one for the books full of coral cleaning, structure building and removing, days full of diving, and more!

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Adaptations We Make to Discover Below the Surface

Adaptations We Make to Discover Below the Surface

Exploring underwater comes with many challenges for humans, so how do we enjoy the other 72% of our planet? We use equipment to adapt to the environment!

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Ocean First Travel: Fiji 2022

Ocean First Travel: Fiji 2022

Life on a liveaboard is fairly simple, dive, eat, sleep, and repeat until your computer wonders if you’ve grown gills. The trip aboard the Nai’a to the Lau Islands of Fiji was no exception. Well, maybe with one little humpback whale-sized difference.

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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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Ocean First in the Philippines 2022

Ocean First in the Philippines 2022

Ocean First returned to the beautiful Philippines for what promised to be a trip full of adventure and great diving. Our itinerary had us diving in Dumaguete on the island of Negros for some classic “muck” diving for a week followed by a week aboard the Azores liveaboard to explore the reefs of Tubbataha. This is arguably the “best of the Philippines” with a nice mix of weird, camouflaged creatures and brilliant reef and schooling fish. Our group got all of that and more on this expedition!

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Neoprene Wetsuits Series Part 1:  Why doesn’t my wetsuit keep me warm anymore?

Neoprene Wetsuits Series Part 1: Why doesn’t my wetsuit keep me warm anymore?

"When I was first certified, it was recommended that I purchase a wetsuit. Fast forward 4 years and 60 dives and all the gear was still in great shape and working perfectly. A year after that I started my Advanced training and quickly gained 40 more dives….and started freezing on dives that had previously been very comfortable. My suit was only 5 years old and looked perfect, so it had to be me, right??" Read about the importance of your wetsuit and factors that go into why you might need a new one sooner than you think!

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The Ocean Lover's Guide to a Sustainable Beach Day

The Ocean Lover's Guide to a Sustainable Beach Day

As the sun gets hotter and the days get longer, us salty-haired and sandy-toed enthusiasts have one thing in mind: a long-awaited beach day. But as the summer sea-son approaches, we must remain mindful of our own impact on our beloved beaches. All marine life is a part of a very fragile ecosystem that we must protect at all costs.

Here’s some easy tips you can implement to ensure your next beach day is a blast for you and the sea!

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Celebrating B Corp & Women's History Month

Celebrating B Corp & Women's History Month

All throughout March, we’re swinging our doors wide open and inviting you in to see what goes on Behind the B. 

Being a B Corp is something we’re really proud of, so for the month of March, we’ll be sharing what our certification means to us and why it matters. 

So here is your invitation to come on in and find out what's Behind the B. ⁠

 

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Behind the Gift: Give More By Supporting a B Corporation

Behind the Gift: Give More By Supporting a B Corporation

B Corps have a story to tell! When you give B Corps, you are giving more than a gift. You are giving workers ethical and safe workplaces. You are contributing to flourishing communities. You are supporting the planet by supporting businesses like us that are working to protect it. Most of all, you are giving a gift that makes a difference.

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