TESTIMONIALS

"We have taken many, many trips with Ocean First and have had incredible experiences every time. OF has taken us to Belize, the Sea of Cortez, Fiji, Indonesia and Thailand, to name a few. The destinations have always been top notch and exceeded our expectations. On one particular trip, our fish ID wish list was met on the first dive. Thanks Amy for arranging that! In addition to top notch destinations, we've always had great trip escorts who clearly lay out what to expect while ensuring our travel to and from is well planned out. We can't wait for our next trip with OF!"

-Cindy F

"We went on the Thanksgiving trip to Saba with Sage and Gary and were impressed as always with how OFD operates. We have known Sage for about three years and have the highest level of comfort with him, and we enjoyed getting to know Gary. We can't say enough about how great the team at OFD is. It is always a pleasure to visit the shop, and we look forward to taking more trips with them. We also hope to return to Saba because of its unique charm and character, along with great diving."

- Antsy W

"Not only great destinations but the trip was worry-free and hassle-free thanks to the efforts of the staff at Ocean First. They arranged all the flights/hotels/layovers/dive operators with ease and professionalism. Would use them again without hesitation."

- Trip Advisor User 

"Ocean First has a first class shop and the same goes for the staff. I recently went with them to Key Largo, FL for wreck diving on the Speigal Grove, Duane, Bibb and the Benwood. Dive guides/hosts were helpful and attentive without being overly so. Accommodations were first class and it was a very short walk to the dive boat, The Sea Dweller. Boat staff were first rate too! I have been scuba diving for more than 30 years and whether you are a novice or a seasoned tech diver I highly recommend Ocean First, their staff and dive trips."

- Trip Advisor User 

"My husband and I have been training and diving with OFD since 2007 and 1994, respectively, and had a great trip (as usual) to the Galapagos in July 2012 with Kathy G (of OFD) as our trip leader. I'm picky (as friends will confirm) and Kathy and the OFD operation make impeccable arrangements and provide seamless execution. Kathy, of course, is our angel who attends to special situations with a kind heart and great diving, teaching, and personal skills. The details aren't important, but the generality is; she can be trusted in every situation in every way."

- Trip Advisor User

Dave Wickham

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

Margie

Amy- What a fabulous adventure we had, which would not have been as fabulous without your guidance, competence, and humor. I will seek more adventures with Ocean First because of you!

Mike Pivacek

Traveling and spending time with Amy was the highlight of the trip followed by a close second of being in close proximity with one of the apex predators in the ocean. The Great White encounters [in Guadalupe, Mexico] were one of the coolest things I have ever done. The trip was well organized, efficient, pleasant and very well done. Do this trip again in the future! Thanks to Amy for organizing an outstanding adventure.

Bryn F

We spent 6 days with the Ocean First team in the Cayman Islands. Gary was our trip leader and was a fantastic buddy, teacher, mentor, and friend. It was an OUTSTANDING trip and something we will always remember. An Ocean First trip is fun for the beginner or the advanced diver and you will meet new friends, have new and unique experiences, and acquire new skills. I would highly recommend one of their trips. If you're looking for training to become a first time diver, or you are long time diver who wants to improve your skills, or a pro that wants to add some speciality courses the Ocean First team is for you and Gary is a diving "rock star"

Cindy F

We have taken many, many trips with Ocean First and have had incredible experiences every time. OF has taken us to Belize, the Sea of Cortez, Fiji, Indonesia and Thailand, to name a few. The destinations have always been top notch and exceeded our expectations. On one particular trip, our fish ID wish list was met on the first dive. Thanks Amy for arranging that! In addition to top notch destinations, we've always had great trip escorts who clearly lay out what to expect while ensuring our travel to and from is well planned out. We can't wait for our next trip with OF!

 

Kenyon Salo

For my first trip ever and introduction to the diving world [our trip to Cozumel] was phenomenal. Could not have asked for a better location to complete my open water dives and then head right into some amazing dives for the rest of the week. Kathy G. is an incredible trip organizer, leader and now friend. High Fives to the entire team and of course Ocean First!

Paula Connelly

Kathy was superb as the trip leader. In addition to her normal duties, she led two newbies through their open water certifications and two of us through our search and rescue open water dives. She fixed numerous pieces of diver equipment and also scouted out the best restaurants for our evening meals. She did the job of two trip leaders -- and always in good humor.

Sharon P

The Costa Rica trip last week was "one for the books." I feel like I hit the lottery with this group of people and most especially Amy.I have been diving for more than 15 years but my range of places has been very limited up until now, mostly Hawaii. This was actually my first organized trip. As a new resident of Colorado, I did not have much to go on in terms of which dive operation to try out first. From the first time I spoke with Amy over the phone, I felt comfortable and welcomed into the group. Amy was able to hook me up with another single woman to share accommodations with. She did a great job keeping the group informed/prepared prior to departure and worked very hard once we arrived in Costa Rica to be sure we were all taken care of. The group that attended this trip was exceptional but Amy deserves most of the credit for anything going smoothly. She is a fun, considerate, delightful person whom I plan to spend more time with in the future.

Thanks also to Ocean First Divers for picking up the tab for our Thanksgiving Day dinner and the cocktail party hosted by Amy. I guess the only other thing I can say is I can't wait to book the next trip with your operation....most likely it will be another trip with Amy!

Thanks again Graham for providing me with the best vacation I have had in years...."

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