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Ocean First in Iceland 2017

Ocean First in Iceland 2017

Many people think of scuba diving as a purely tropical sport; our recent adventure to Iceland put all typical notions of diving destinations to bed. Led by Roger Young, the group adventured both above and below the water. Here’s Roger’s full trip report:

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Travel

Meet Your Teacher, Thea!

Meet Your Teacher, Thea!

Thea joined our team in May of this year, and couldn't be a better fit for the Ocean First family. Not only is she passionate and knowledgable about the marine life, she is dedicated to helping every child become comfortable in and around the water. We asked her some questions to get to know her better:

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Swim

An Evening with Ari Friedlaender, Marine Ecologist & National Geographic Explorer

An Evening with Ari Friedlaender, Marine Ecologist & National Geographic Explorer

Baleen whales face a slew of threats to their survival in the icy waters of the antarctic. Join us on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm for an evening of stories from Ari Friedlaender about his team's efforts to study whales in Antarctica and protect the unique wilderness.

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Dive

Ocean Guardian Dive Club

Ocean Guardian Dive Club

This summer, Ocean First was chosen to be a part of a pilot program through NOAA, called the Ocean Guardian Dive Club. This unique and free opportunity taught the young ocean stewards in our community about our impact on the ocean and our responsibilities for its future.

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Sustainabiity

Aurora Beach Day 2017

Aurora Beach Day 2017

On July 22nd, Ocean First had its first Annual Beach Day event down at the Aurora Reservoir. Conditions were perfect above the surface with blue skies, 80 degree weather, and a cohort of enthusiastic local divers.

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Dive

August Social: Destination Solomons

August Social: Destination Solomons

Learn about travel to the remote South Pacific, hosted by some of Ocean First's all-stars: Amy, Graham, and Klara. Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30pm.

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Dive

Our Employees Share Top Travel Tips

Our Employees Share Top Travel Tips

When you work at a land-locked scuba shop, your employees tend to be active travelers. We asked our staff for their travel tips and what items they can’t board the place without. The top 5 items that everyone listed: microfiber travel towel, portable USB charging bank, dry bags, save-a-dive kits, and a travel pillow. 

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