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Thanksgiving in Belize 2018

Thanksgiving in Belize 2018

Bruce aka Stache recently returned from Turneffe Island Resort in Belize where a group of travelers ditched the turkey and did something a little different for Thanksgiving. 

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You're Invited: 2018 Customer Appreciation Party

You're Invited: 2018 Customer Appreciation Party

Ocean First would be nothing without the love and support from you, our cherished customers. As our way of saying thank you, we would like to cordially invite you to our 2018 Customer Appreciation Party. Raise a glass, graze on delightful bites, and connect with the local diving community. Thursday, December 13th at 6:30pm.

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Meet the Diver of the Month, Sarah!

Meet the Diver of the Month, Sarah!

Sarah joined the Ocean First family back in January of this year when she completed her Open Water certification.  It is her passion for the sport and the underwater environment and her overall positive attitude that makes this Durango native stand out; we are lucky to have her. We asked Sarah some questions to get to know her better.   

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November Social: Monsters in My Mouth with Julie Byle

November Social: Monsters in My Mouth with Julie Byle

Have you ever wondered what it is like to carry your babies in your mouth? Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30pm for a presentation about mouthbrooding cichlids with fish biologist Julie Byle.

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OFtoberfest Fall Sale Event

OFtoberfest Fall Sale Event

SATURDAY, 10.20, ONLY: Celebrate the changing of the seasons with deep discounts on your favorite gear, including a full open water system for only $999! Plus, free reusable straws for every customer. You're not going to want to miss this. 

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October Social: Love The Wild with Jacqueline Claudia

October Social: Love The Wild with Jacqueline Claudia

A conversation about sustainable seafood with founder of LoveTheWild, Jacqueline Claudia. Thursday, October 18th at 6:30pm

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Meet the Diver of the Month: Deborah Halley

Meet the Diver of the Month: Deborah Halley

Deb has shown an incredible amount of motivation to not only become a diver, but to truly learn about the complexities of the ocean environment and further her diving knowledge. Her constant smile, positive attitude, and eagerness to learn has made her a permanent part of the Ocean First family. We asked Deb a few questions to get to know her better:

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Ocean First in the Channel Islands 2018

Ocean First in the Channel Islands 2018

Ocean First traveled to the Channel Islands in August 2018 for a unique, hands-on adventure in collaboration with renowned whale scientist Ari Friedlaender. While the whales didn't behave as the group had hoped, wine tasting, diving in the kelp forests with seals, and learning about whale research kept the group more than entertained. Read on for Amy's trip report. 

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September Social: The Wild, Weird World of Sharks

September Social: The Wild, Weird World of Sharks

Join us on Thursday, September 20th for The Wild, Weird World of Sharks with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza. Learn about this incredible and diverse species and how scientists like Mikki are trying to save them from extinction. 

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Ocean First in the Galapagos & Amazon River 2018

Ocean First in the Galapagos & Amazon River 2018

In a tour of Ecuador’s greatest hits, Ocean First recently traveled to species-rich islands of the Galapagos and the equally mythical Amazon River. Led by seasoned Ocean First veteran, Roger Young, and our newest trip leader, Kelly Faulkner, this trip turned out to be an incredible land and sea adventure.

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Scuba Gear Swap

Scuba Gear Swap

Turn your used scuba and snorkel gear into cash! On Saturday, August 18th from 11am-4pm, buyers can get killer deals on used gear and sellers can earn some sweet cash for their otherwise dust-collecting equipment. Starting on August 11th, sellers are invited to bring their functional used equipment into Ocean First, where our retail specialists will determine an appropriate re-sell price. Read on for more information.

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Aurora Beach Day: August 25th

Aurora Beach Day: August 25th

Who says there's no diving in Colorado? Join us on Saturday, August 25th for a day of local diving and topside fun at Aurora Reservoir's scuba beach! 

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