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

You're Invited: 2018 Customer Appreciation Party

You're Invited: 2018 Customer Appreciation Party

Ocean First would be nothing without the love and support from you, our cherished customers. As our way of saying thank you, we would like to cordially invite you to our 2018 Customer Appreciation Party. Raise a glass, graze on delightful bites, and connect with the local diving community. Thursday, December 13th at 6:30pm.

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Meet the Diver of the Month, Sarah!

Meet the Diver of the Month, Sarah!

Sarah joined the Ocean First family back in January of this year when she completed her Open Water certification.  It is her passion for the sport and the underwater environment and her overall positive attitude that makes this Durango native stand out; we are lucky to have her. We asked Sarah some questions to get to know her better.   

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November Social: Monsters in My Mouth with Julie Byle

November Social: Monsters in My Mouth with ...

Have you ever wondered what it is like to carry your babies in your mouth? Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30pm for a presentation about mouthbrooding cichlids with fish biologist Julie Byle.

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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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