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Meet The Diver Of The Month: Coal!

Meet The Diver Of The Month: Coal!

We are excited to highlight an Ocean First diver who captured our attention before he can even get fully open water certified! At the old age of nine, Coal has already been diving for two years with our Scuba Rangers program and has big plans for where his diving will take him. We asked Coal a few questions to get to know him better: 

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A Rising Tide in the News!

A Rising Tide in the News!

As a part of the A Rising Tide web series, the teen scholars joined Ocean First at the Denver Aquarium to dive face-to-face with sharks as a preparation for their scuba adventure to the Florida Keys. CBS Denver captured the big moment and aired the experience as a segment of their news coverage.

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TIDES in the Bahamas

TIDES in the Bahamas

Ten TIDES students from Alexander Dawson School went to the Bahamas to scuba dive and perform hands-on scientific research, including measuring sharks with lasers! Check out their trip video. 

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Meet your teacher, Jenna!

Meet your teacher, Jenna!

Jenna started teaching for Ocean First in October of 2018 and quickly learned the ropes. She is gentle with all of her students and believes in the importance of forming a bond with everyone in her class. We asked Jenna a few questions to get to know her better:

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2018 Earth Day Highway Cleanup

2018 Earth Day Highway Cleanup

Get your feet on the ground and your hands dirty for the sake of our planet! Ocean First has sponsored a section of the diagonal highway for several years, and in honor of Earth Day it's time for our yearly clean-up. We would love to see you all there! Saturday, April 21st.

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Opening Day at Aurora Reservoir

Opening Day at Aurora Reservoir

No, this isn't an April Fools joke. Join us on Sunday, April 1st as we kick off local diving season at the Aurora Reservoir.

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Ocean First Institute at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

Ocean First Institute at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

Ocean First Institute recently participated in the Rocky Mountain STEAM festival with the goal to get people thinking about their connection to the ocean and how our actions here in Colorado can affect marine life for better or for worse. 

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New Classified Dive Instructors

New Classified Dive Instructors

This past weekend, a group of our dive instructors completed SSI's Classified Dive Instructor Course in order to be officially certified to work with divers with disabilities. Read on to find out how they learn to adapt their teaching to a variety of differently abeled divers. 

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Ocean First Youth Program Guide to Spring & Summer

Ocean First Youth Program Guide to Spring & Summer

At Ocean First, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. Through the different branches of our business, we are excited to offer a wide selection of ways for kids and teens to get involved and learn more about swimming, marine science, and our connection to the ocean. 

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Ocean First in the Maldives 2018

Ocean First in the Maldives 2018

"Well, back from another Ocean First adventure, complete with camels, high tea, manta rays, whale sharks, turtles, dive milestones and a birthday!" Read on to find out more about their amazing adventures in the Maldives!

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A message from our founder

A message from our founder

Big changes have been happening at Ocean First, including a lot of construction updates and a newly redesigned showroom. Check out photos of the new space and read more about it: 

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March Social: Find the Fish Inside You, Hosted by Matthew Moseley

March Social: Find the Fish Inside You, Hosted by Matthew Moseley

Join Ocean First for a special social in collaboration with the Colorado Ocean Coalition Blue Drinks series, featuring a talk Matthew Moseley, extreme open water swimmer. March 15th at 6:30pm.

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