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

Instructor Highlight: Meet Kim!

Instructor Highlight: Meet Kim!

Kim joined our crew of incredible scuba instructors back in 2017 and quickly became an invaluable member of the team. In addition to teaching our regular students at Ocean First, she also frequently works with middle and high school students in our TIDES program. It's hard not to have a smile on your face after a conversation with Kim and her students always compliment her on patience and positive energy.

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Top Three Continuing Education Courses (And Why)

Top Three Continuing Education Courses (And Why)

Want to become a better diver? You can dive to your heart's content, but the key to growing as a diver lies in continuing your education. Scott Griesser, Ocean First’s Training Director, breaks down the top three con-ed courses he recommends for every diver:

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Kent Denver's TIDES Expedition to Belize

Kent Denver's TIDES Expedition to Belize

Underwater baited cameras, plankton tows, coral transects, and laser photogrammetry devices made up only a portion of the scientific apparatus aboard the Belize Aggressor III, where Kent Denver students performed hands-on citizen science as a part of the TIDES program. 

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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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