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Meet the Diver of the Month, Sarah!

By OceanFirst on 11/12/18

Sarah joined the Ocean First family back in January of this year when she completed her Open Water certification. In the short time since then, Sarah has been diving off the coast of Rotan and in the Flordia Keys, racking up 25 dives and many specialties including Wreck Diving, Enriched Air Nitrox, Shark Ecology, and React Right. She is well on her way to her Master Diver rating! 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: 2018-11-13.jpg

What was your motivation to learn out to dive?  
I first tried scuba in Cuba over a year ago and was immediately in awe of how beautiful and peaceful the experience was. It was definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever done, and that was it, I was hooked!

How long have you been diving? 
I finished my open water certification this past February so about five months.

Where is your favorite place you have dived?
My first dive trip was this past April to Roatan, and since that’s the only trip I’ve done it’s my favorite so far :)

Where is your next dive trip?
The Florida Keys with Ocean First this August and the Maldives in February!

What aquatic animal are you most excited to see? 
I’d love to see a whale shark or any type of whale, they look so beautiful in the water and I imagine swimming next to one of them would be the most humbling and beautiful experience. 

What does the ocean mean to you? 
Growing up in Colorado my whole life, I haven’t spent a ton of time in the ocean, but every time I do I gain a new appreciation for just how amazing it is. It’s a whole new world with endless different ecosystems and species that for the most part, we know very little about. It gives me a sense of adventure getting to go down and explore where few people have been before. I want to continue to have these experiences underwater, and that’s why it’s so important to think about how our actions as a society are impacting not just the ocean but the world that it’s a part of. 

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