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

* SOLD OUT *

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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New Zealand

New Zealand

* SOLD OUT *

Land adventure only - no diving
Various lodges throughout the South Island
January 5 - 15, 2024

New Zealand epitomizes the spirit of adventure! This land-based tour of the South Island will show you the best this beautiful country has to offer from helicopter glacier tours to vineyards to thrilling jet boat rides through the narrow river valleys.

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

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Cuba

Cuba

All experience levels

Avalon Liveaboard

March 27 - April 6, 2024

Ocean First returns to Cuba! Join us for this adventure filled with great diving and interesting cultural touring. Healthy reefs and vibrant topside attractions await you!

 

Trip Leader: Kelly Dananay

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GUADALUPE, MEXICO - WHITE SHARKS with Ocean First Institute!

GUADALUPE, MEXICO - WHITE SHARKS with Ocean First Institute!

* 4 spaces open - 1 single cabin available *

All Experience Levels & non-divers welcome
Nautilus Explorer: Belle Amie
October 25-30, 2024

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

Trip Leaders: Kelly Dananay & Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

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Wakatobi, Indonesia

Wakatobi, Indonesia

* 2 spaces available for 2 single females to share *

Intermediate
Wakatobi Dive Resort
October 30 - November 12, 2024

Located in south Sulawasi, Indonesia, Wakatobi remains one of the most sought-after dive resorts in the world. Everything the Coral Triangle has to offer can be found here!

Trip Leader: Graham Casden

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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 9, 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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Cozumel

Cozumel

* SOLD OUT *

All Experience Levels

Hotel Cozumel and Dive Paradise
February 18 - 26, 2023

Join Ocean First for a winter escape to sunny Cozumel! This promises to be a fantastic trip filled with great diving, a unique eagle ray monitoring program, and awesome new friendships! Space is limited, sign up today!

Trip Leaders: Jaimie Albach and Kevyn Huke

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Curacao

Curacao

*  SOLD OUT *

All experience levels

The Dive Bus and Sunscape Resort

April 15 - 22, 2023

Jump into spring with a great trip to sunny Curacao for amazing diving and coral restoration work!

Trip Leader: Kelly Dananay & Jaimie Albach

 

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SOCORRO, MEXICO

SOCORRO, MEXICO

* SOLD OUT *

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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Azores, Portugal

Azores, Portugal

*  1 space available for a single female to share *

 Intermediate

Dates: August 12 - 23, 2023

Water and Wind Liveaboard

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

The Azores combine everything you could possibly ask for in a destination from elegant European culture rich in world heritage sites, delicious food, and slow paced living, to dramatic and untamed nature with shark diving, whale watching and volcano hiking!

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

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Botswana & Victoria Falls

Botswana & Victoria Falls

* 1 space for single female to share available *

Land safari - no diving
Various safari lodges
May 14 - 27, 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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Egypt & Jordan

Egypt & Jordan

* 2 spaces available *

All experience levels
Red Sea Aggressor
Sept. 11 - 24, 2023 - Egypt | 
September 24 - 29, 2023 - Jordan

Discover Egypt’s exotic Red Sea & explore the ancient ruins of Jordan!

Trip Leaders: Brennan Bushman & Amy Christopher

 

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, Honduras

 SSI CORAL ID INCLUDED 

All Experience Levels
Turquoise Bay Resort
September 16 - 23, 2023

 

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: Alex Dorgan

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Magdalena Bay - Sardine Run

Magdalena Bay - Sardine Run

* SOLD OUT *  accepting waitlist

Snorkeling and diving

Nautilus Liveaboards - Gallant Lady

October 29 - November 5, 2023

Join Ocean First for this adrenaline packed, epic adventure to witness one of the ocean's great spectacles: the sardine run and ensuing feeding frenzy!

Trip Leader: Drew Herrick and Cathy Christopher

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Socorro

Socorro

* 3 spaces available; 1 single female to share in a standard cabin plus 2 others in the premium cabin *

Intermediate

Nautilus Explorer

November 8 - 16, 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: Kelly Dananay

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Belize

Belize

All Experience Levels

Sunbreeze Hotel
November 11 - 18, 2023

Belize holds a special place in the heart of Ocean First. We love Ambergris Caye for it's laid-back, island lifestyle and amazing diving. Eagle rays and friendly nurse sharks make regular visits to our dive groups every time we get in the water!

Trip Leader: Andy Hawk

 

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Fiji New Years

Fiji New Years

* 2 spaces available *

Intermediate

VoliVoli Beach Resort
December 29, 2023 - January 5, 2024

The Bligh Waters off of Fiji's main island are renowned for a dazzling display of fish, pelagic creatures and some of the best soft coral diving in the world!

Trip Leader: Brennan Bushman

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Komodo, Indonesia

Komodo, Indonesia

Intermediate - potential for strong current

August 12 - 26, 2025

Seahorse Liveaboard

Komodo National Park is a world of dichotomies, where the warm waters of the Flores Sea mix with the cool waters of the Indian Ocean. This is wild Indonesia with manta rays, huge clouds of reef fish, and the famous Komodo dragon all in the same area!

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

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Palau & Truk Lagoon

Palau & Truk Lagoon

* Space available - only 1 guaranteed single cabin left *

Intermediate - potential for current in Palau & depth/deco in Truk

May 29 - June 15, 2025

Rock Islands Aggressor & Truk Odyssey

World War II shipwrecks, vibrant culture, incredible walls and unparalleled diving in general await you in the beautiful rock islands of Palau and the mystical Truk Lagoon!

 

Trip Leaders: Brennan Bushman & Mark Duvall

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