Why Dive

Scuba diving is one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences you can have. Push your boundaries, explore underwater landscapes, and travel the world.

 

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Dive Classes

Ocean First Dive offers a wide array of classes for every diver, including open water and refresher courses, con-ed specialties, marine science, and professional certifications.

 

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TIDES Program

TIDES is an experiencial program for middle and high school students that combines marine science, field research, and confidence-building scuba to unlock students’ natural curiosity and passion for rich, meaningful experiences.

 

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The Ocean First Dive Difference

Ocean First Dive offers the excitement and adventure of diving in a comfortable learning environment. Our instructors provide the highest quality dive instruction, but know that one size does not fit all. We love teaching new skills whether you are a beginner or an advanced diver and tailor our programs to fit each customer. We also service nearly every brand and type of equipment through our in-house full service center. Come see what makes the Ocean First experience unlike any other.

  • 89 degree pool

    89 degree pool

  • Small class sizes (4:1)

    Small class sizes (4:1)

  • Unlimited practice sessions

    Unlimited practice sessions

  • Keep green business from swim

    Voted Boulder County’s Best Green Business

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THE LATEST FROM OCEAN FIRST DIVE

Neoprene Wetsuits Series Part 1:  Why doesn’t my wetsuit keep me warm anymore?

Neoprene Wetsuits Series Part 1: Why doesn’t ...

"When I was first certified, it was recommended that I purchase a wetsuit. Fast forward 4 years and 60 dives and all the gear was still in great shape and working perfectly. A year after that I started my Advanced training and quickly gained 40 more dives….and started freezing on dives that had previously been very comfortable. My suit was only 5 years old and looked perfect, so it had to be me, right??" Read about the importance of your wetsuit and factors that go into why you might need a new one sooner than you think!

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Get Back To Getting Wet

Get Back To Getting Wet

2020 was a tough year for divers near and far. Divelust became stronger than ever, with a growing desire to breathe humid air and feel the saltwater on our skin. We’ve finally made it to 2021 and there is a shining light for scuba diving and travel once again. Whether it’s been 6 months or 6 years, we have some tips to share that will help you reintroduce yourself to get back to getting wet!

 

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Becoming a Caribbean Dive Instructor

Becoming a Caribbean Dive Instructor

"How long is Seven Mile Beach?” a passenger shouted from the back of the bus. It was spring break 2015 on Grand Cayman where I took my first job as a Caribbean scuba instructor. Living in Grand Cayman as a dive instructor taught me so much. Becoming a dive instructor is a challenging and rewarding experience that will change your perspective and show you a new world.

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Freediving & TIDES

At Ocean First, our commitment to the highest quality dive education doesn't stop when you learn to scuba. We appreciate all aspects of the underwater world and love bringing our other passions into the fold, like freediving and TIDES. 

Imagine exploring the underwater world on a single breath, moving effortlessly through the water, unencumbered by heavy or awkward gear. Whether you’re interested in exploring coral reefs, swimming with whales, or considering its competitive aspects, FREEDIVING is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone. 

TIDES is our middle and high school scuba and marine science program that combines engaging interdisciplinary science curricula, experiential learning and confidence building scuba expeditions to unlock students’ natural curiosity and passion for rich, meaningful experiences.

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