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

 
Palau & Yap

Palau & Yap

Intermediate
Manta Ray Bay & Palau Aggressor II
January 22 - February 2, 2020

Ocean First celebrates the majesty of sharks & manta rays on this unique adventure to Palau & Yap! Our very own Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza of Ocean First Institute joins us to share her expertise on two of the ocean’s most beautiful creatures.

Trip Leaders: Kathy Gagliardo & Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

 

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Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman

All Skill Levels
Compass Point/Ocean Frontier
February 8-15, 2020

Who doesn't need a quick, mid-winter getaway when the cold days of February really start to dig in? Join Ocean First on an easy, inexpensive trip to Grand Cayman to wash those winter blues away in the warm, clear tropical waters of the Caribbean!

Trip Leaders: Gary Boyer and Danny Knoll

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Florida Freediving

Florida Freediving

All Experience Levels
Holiday Inn Express Alachua
February 27 - March 1, 2020

North Florida has the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world! With no waves, no current, interesting topography and unlimited visibility, these dive sites are a freediver’s playground. Come learn about springs formation, ecology, and conservation while exploring a minimum of 4-5 unique sites with depths between 35 and 70ft. In the winter, we may be lucky enough to encounter a manatee or two!

Trip Leader: Drew Herrick

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Belize

Belize

All Experience Levels
Sunbreeze Hotel
April 18 - 25, 2020

What can possibly feel better at the end of a long winter than an easy, relaxing and affordable escape to fabulous Belize? Join Ocean First for a well-deserved break from the cold and dig your toes into white sand beaches!

Trip Leader: Kim Crouch

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

All Experience Levels
Walinidi Plantation Resort & MV Oceania
April 30 - May 17, 2020

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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Cozumel

Cozumel

All Experience Levels
Scuba Club Cozumel
June 20-27, 2020

Join Ocean First for a quick fall getaway to Cozumel for fantastic diving along some of the Caribbean’s finest walls! Cozumel is a great destination for new and experienced divers alike. 

Trip Leaders: Danny Knoll and Bruce Penner

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Roatan - Coral Restoration

Roatan - Coral Restoration

All Experience Levels
Turquoise Bay Resort
Aug 29 - Sept 5, 2020

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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Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Intermediate/Experienced
Argo - Undersea Hunter
Sept 22 - Oct 4, 2020

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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Raja Ampat & Lembeh, Indonesia

Raja Ampat & Lembeh, Indonesia

All Experience Levels
Dive into Lembeh & Misool Eco Resort
Oct 16 - Nov. 05, 2020

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

* Space available for 1 single female *

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ST. LUCIA

ST. LUCIA

All Experience Levels
Anse Chastanet Resort
November 21 - 28, 2020

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: Danny Knoll

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MALDIVES

MALDIVES

Intermediate
Emperor Explorer
February 5 - 17, 2021

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to dive with giants? This adventure to the island nation of the Maldives all but promises an experience where mantas soar overhead and huge whale sharks appear out of nowhere!

Trip Leader: Cathy Christopher

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Grenada

Grenada

All Experience Levels
True Blue Bay Resort
February 21-28, 2021

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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SOCORRO, MEXICO

SOCORRO, MEXICO

Intermediate
Nautilus Explorer - Belle Amie
May 19-29, 2021

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: Amy Christopher

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Best of Fiji - Whales & Reefs

Best of Fiji - Whales & Reefs

Snorkeling & Scuba
Nai'a Liveaboard and Paradise Taveuni Resort
July 24-Aug. 3rd, 2021 

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 behold the best of what fabulous Fiji has to offer!

Trip Leader: Drew Herrick & Danny Knoll

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New Zealand & Australia

New Zealand & Australia

All Experience Levels
Various Lodges & Hotels
September 10 - 27, 2021

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, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

All Experience Levels
Misool Eco Resort
Oct 20 - Nov 6, 2021

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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The Philippines: Tubbataha & Dumaguete

The Philippines: Tubbataha & Dumaguete

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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