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

THE LATEST FROM OCEAN FIRST DIVE

Don't Miss the Summer Party & Sale: Saturday, June 9th

Don't Miss the Summer Party & Sale: Saturday ...

Clear your calendar and get excited for a full day of scuba madness, because the Ocean First Summer Party & Sale is back! Saturday, June 9th. 

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Meet The Diver Of The Month: Cole!

Meet The Diver Of The Month: Cole!

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, Cole 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 Cole 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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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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