UPCOMING ADVENTURES

The spirit of adventure is at the heart of scuba diving. Ocean First Travel has opened up the world with a curated list of group trips spanning across the globe, built for divers of all experience levels. Because our packages don’t include flights, anyone can join a trip from anywhere in the world, not just in Colorado! Solo divers, families, couples, and non-divers alike will feel welcome on our trips, where friendships are built around shared traits: a sense of wonder and the desire to experience the magic of the ocean.   

Read more about the advantages of group travel and the types of divers our trips attract on our What to Expect page.

“Hats off to the Ocean First team for all the flawless planning that went into our trip. All the details, including transfers, plane trips between countries, and lodging came off without a hitch. The hotels and meals were excellent. Our trip leader was fabulous and did a great job taking care of details and handling any problems or issues that came up.”

- David W. on his Ocean First trip to Mozambique

 
Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

* 2 spaces available - Villa Tabisasu only *

All Experience Levels
Misool Eco Resort
January 1 - 16, 2024

Come see for yourself why Raja Ampat continues to be one of the most sought-after dive destinations in the world. Raja teems with biodiversity, delivering stunning macro creatures and majestic pelagics all on the same dive!

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

 

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, Honduras

* SOLD OUT * 

 SSI CORAL ID INCLUDED 

All Experience Levels
Turquoise Bay Resort
October 9-16, 2021

Have you always wanted to give back to the reef but weren’t sure how? Join us in beautiful Roatan for an opportunity to learn more about coral reefs and actively participate in coral restoration. Our divers will learn how to clean and transplant baby corals back in the ecosystem!

Trip Leader: Cathy Christopher

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Bonaire

Bonaire

* SOLD OUT *

All Experience Levels
Divi Flamingo Resort
October 13-20, 2021 

Bonaire is known for some of the best diving in all of the Caribbean. The protected marine park has healthy reefs, relaxed diving, and plentiful marine life. With easy shore diving Bonaire is a perfect training ground for all levels of certification and for those divers who are pursuing continuing education courses. 

Trip Leader: Mike Pivacek

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ST. LUCIA

ST. LUCIA

* SOLD OUT *

All Experience Levels
Anse Chastanet Resort
November 27 - December 4, 2021

Travel to the far eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia where rugged mountains and lush, green landscapes embody the romance and relaxed lifestyle we all dream of when planning a vacation. The diving here is second to none and contains some of the most diverse marine life found in the Caribbean islands.

Trip Leader: Bruce Goodwin

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Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks & Caicos Islands

* 2 spaces available*

All Experience Levels 

East Bay Resort

January 1 - 8, 2022

There really is no better way to ring in the new year than in the Caribbean with your toes in the sand! Space is limited on this special trip.

Trip Leader: Cathy Christopher

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Grenada

Grenada

* SOLD OUT *

All Experience Levels
True Blue Bay Resort
February 19 - 26, 2022

Escape the February winter doldrums to exotic Grenada, part of the famed Spice Islands in the eastern Caribbean. Pristine reefs, exciting shipwrecks and plentiful marine life await you in this tropical paradise!

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

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The Philippines: Tubbataha & Dumaguete

The Philippines: Tubbataha & Dumaguete

* 2 spaces available : 1 single male to share, 1 single female to share *

Intermediate

Atlantis Dumaguete Resort & Atlantis Azores Liveaboard
April 29 - May 15, 2022 

The Philippines remain one of the best dive destinations in the world and Ocean First has combined two of the most sought-after areas of the country for a truly spectacular adventure.

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

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Galapagos and Machu Picchu

Galapagos and Machu Picchu

* Galapagos portion: 1 space available for single female to share *

* Macchu Pichu portion: 1 space available for single male to share *

Intermediate/Advanced
Tiburon Explorer
July 21-28 & July 28-Aug. 7, 2022

Not only do the Galapagos contain some of the best diving in the world, the topside vistas are equally spectacular. For those who are eager to start their adventure early, we are offering an optional expedition to Machu Picchu prior to the Galapagos part of the trip. 

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

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Humpback whales in Fiji!

Humpback whales in Fiji!

* 2 spaces available *

Snorkeling & Scuba
Nai'a Liveaboard
July 28 - August 6, 2022

Fiji remains at the top of every snorkeler and diver’s list providing stunning reefs and humpback whale encounters
during their winter months. Join us on this epic tour to experience the majesty of these beautiful creatures!

Trip Leader: Cathy Christopher

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Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

* 2 spaces available: 1 single female to share, 1 single male to share *

 SSI SHARK ECOLOGY INCLUDED 

Intermediate/Experienced
Argo - Undersea Hunter
August 29 - September 11, 2022

Cocos Island, the legendary “Island of the Sharks”, is one of the most sought after dive destinations in the world!

Trip Leader: Mark Duvall

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

* 1 space available for a single male to share *

All Experience Levels
Walinidi Plantation Resort & MV Oceania
August 23 - September 9, 2022

Papua New Guinea is the perfect destination for anyone looking for wild, undeveloped country rich with underwater treasures, stunning landscapes, and unsurpassed cultural interactions. There are over 600 islands with 800 indigenous languages spoken in this fascinating country.

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

 

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Taveuni, Fiji

Taveuni, Fiji

Intermediate
Paradise Taveuni
November 12 - 19, 2022

There is nothing quite like enjoying the spectacular diving in Fiji, the heart of the South Pacific! Prolific marine life, stunning reefs, and charming locals make this a trip of a lifetime!

Trip Leader: Bruce Penner

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New Zealand & Australia

New Zealand & Australia

All Experience Levels
Various Lodges & Hotels
September 2023 - full dates TBD

Explore the best of the land down under on this trip that covers glaciers, mountains, beaches, and pristine reef systems. 

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

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Raja Ampat & Lembeh, Indonesia

Raja Ampat & Lembeh, Indonesia

* SOLD OUT * 

 SSI MANTA & RAY ECOLOGY INCLUDED 

 SSI FISH ID INCLUDED 

All Experience Levels
Dive into Lembeh & Misool Eco Resort
January 19 - February 10, 2023

Ocean First returns to one of our favorite areas of the planet: Raja Ampat & the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. These destinations are arguably two of the most sought-after destinations in the world.

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

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SOCORRO, MEXICO

SOCORRO, MEXICO

Intermediate

Nautilus Explorer - Belle Amie
May 19-27, 2023

Giant manta rays, dolphins, 10 different species of sharks, whale sharks, and bait balls. This is what you can expect in the Socorro Islands!

Trip Leader: Cathy Christopher

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Botswana & Victoria Falls

Botswana & Victoria Falls

* 5 spaces available including 1 for a single female to share *

Land safari - no diving
Various safari lodges
May 14 - 26, 2023 

Have you always dreamed of experiencing an African safari adventure? If so then this is the trip for you. Join Ocean First as we explore the majesty of Bostwana from the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta. Our expedition wraps up in stunning Victoria Falls, Zambia!

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

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GUADALUPE, MEXICO - WHITE SHARKS with Ocean First Institute!

GUADALUPE, MEXICO - WHITE SHARKS with Ocean First Institute!

All Experience Levels & non-divers welcome
Nautilus Explorer: Belle Amie
October 19 - 24, 2023

Descend into the realm of the magnificent great white shark with Ocean First Institute's very own shark specialist!

Trip Leaders: Shayna Farnsworth & Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

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