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

Scuba Diving Science Fair Project

Scuba Diving Science Fair Project

In late 2018, we were approached by a young TIDES student, Grace, who was inspired to develop a science fair project about scuba diving. She wanted to know what effect scuba diving had on vital signs.

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January Social: A Plastic Ocean Film Screening

January Social: A Plastic Ocean Film Screening

Described by naturalist, Sr. David Attenborough, as “one of the most important films of our time,” A Plastic Ocean is the documentary that has captivated audiences and incited positive action around the world. Join us for a film screening and a discussion led by Ocean First Institute about the current health status of the ocean and steps we can take to make an impact. Thursday, January 31st at 6:00pm at Ocean First

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TIDES in Grand Cayman

TIDES in Grand Cayman

Ocean First's Mark and Cathy recently returned from Grand Cayman where they helped certify 16 new divers from Kent Denver School. They are now ready to take on a lifetime of underwater adventures!

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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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