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

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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The Benefit Of Getting Open Water Certified NOW!

The Benefit Of Getting Open Water Certified NOW!

Do you want to get Scuba Certified but have been holding off because you don’t have a trip scheduled (and have no idea when you will)? With the ability to decrease the stress of needing to complete your certification quickly, the option to practice your skills over time, and the ability to complete your dives locally, why wouldn’t you start your training now in preparation of the time when you can travel again!

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What To Do With My Dry Dive Gear - Part 1: Dive Cameras

What To Do With My Dry Dive Gear - Part 1 ...

We carry a huge variety of equipment that can be used for many other sports and applications other than diving. The equipment we sell can be used in advance of your dive trips which allows you to learn your gear and use it more effectively on those 1-2 outings per year when you are actually diving. While many of us don’t have trips planned, there are many ways to continue learning your system so you can get the most out of it…either while diving or on your own land-locked adventure!

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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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