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Address: 3015 Bluff Street, Boulder, CO 80301
Phone Number: 303.444.7234
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Description: Ocean First Divers is an ECO TRAVEL CENTER, offering domestic and...
Ocean First Divers is an ECO TRAVEL CENTER, offering domestic and international dive & snorkel vacations for both individuals and the entire family. We conduct monthly open water training dives and travel to the Florida Keys year round. We also frequent Central America, the Caribbean & South Pacific. At OFD, there’s always an exotic adventure that’s right for you.Our HEATED INDOOR DIVE POOL is Boulder County's premier aquatic learning environment. We keep it at a comfortable 88°F, perfect for both swim lessons and scuba training.
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Top of the Line Dive shop

Very knowledgeable dive shop with excellent instructors (I used to be one), extensive equipment, and a wonderful heated pool on-site.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
Jon_Scuba_11
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very knowledgeable dive shop with excellent instructors (I used to be one), extensive equipment, and a wonderful heated pool on-site.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great selection of equipment and services, including a great group of upcoming escorted dive trips around the world.

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Superior, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This really is one of the top dive shops I have been to. All 3 of my kids were certified by Ocean First Divers. They have a great facility with a indoor pool and instruction area. They worked really good with the kids to make sure they new the material and that they were comfortable in the pool. They really... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

love their store and pool, but recently went on a trip with these folks even though I don't live in the area .. everything was well organized and clearly communicated. Bruce and Mark who lead the trip were great to have as leaders would use this place again!

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Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you want to learn to scuba dive, this is the place. Great facility with really high quality instructors. The whole thing is very well run with lots of options for training and dive trips. Looking forward to doing a lot more scuba diving with Ocean First.

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have used two of their offerings. My two grandsons took swim lessons there when they were 3. They each had very different styles of approaching the water. One had to be slowly encouraged to enter the water and the other had to be taught how to Not jump in at will. Both boys improved during the summer. There is... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I went to a presentation by an environmental videographer, hosted by Oceans First Divers. If you're the type of person lucky enough to have both mountains and oceans in your life...this the place for you. They provide SCUBA lessons for all levels of skill for children through adults by experienced staff in their indoor pool, organize and lead exotic SCUBA... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

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

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My wife and I are novice divers that wanted to take a refresher course before getting back in to it. We tried Ocean First on a recommendation from a friend. I was a little uncertain, since they are SSI (as opposed to PADI), but figured for a really basic refresher they would be about the same. I was very impressed... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is the forth trip I've been on with OFD, and all of them have been completely stellar!! The staff at the shop are always cheerful and very professional, and the trip leaders have all been top notch!!! One couldn't want more from this dive shop and their trip leaders!! AWESOME!!!!

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