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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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Dive

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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Sustainabiity

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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Swim

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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Travel

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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Sustainabiity

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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Dive

Unique Ocean First Youth Programs

Unique Ocean First Youth Programs

Think of any activity and it’s almost guaranteed that there is a kid’s camp that does it. With so many activities to choose from, parents and their children have the opportunities to go beyond the run-of-the-mill day camp and can easily experience unique activities. At Ocean First, children from this landlocked city can push the boundaries and become immersed in the underwater ocean world.

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The 2018 Ocean First Photo Contest

The 2018 Ocean First Photo Contest

Submit pics of where your Ocean First merch has taken you for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

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February Social: Freediving

February Social: Freediving

No Bubbles, No Troubles. Learn about why freediving is the fastest growing watersport in the world. From extreme athletes to casual underwater explorers, freediving can be enjoyed by anyone! Hosted by Kellon Spencer and Jess Wentworth. Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30pm. 

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Dive

Race to Barbados

Race to Barbados

Swimming can take you far in life. For Miss Lauren, her competitive open water swim career took her all the way to Barbados where she faced her fears, made new friends, and swam her heart out. 

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Swim

Ocean First in Socorro 2017

Ocean First in Socorro 2017

In December of 2017, a group of Ocean First adventurers traveled aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie to a group of islands off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, the Revillagigedo Islands, also known as the Socorro Islands. Klara Fejer, Ocean First Education's Director of Digital Media, recounts her time there and the importance of their new designation as an MPA. 

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