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Ocean First Divers

3015 Bluff Street, Boulder, CO 80301
303.444.7234
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Ranked #7 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: Ocean First Divers is an ECO TRAVEL CENTER, offering domestic and international dive & snorkel vacations for both individuals and the entire family.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 helpful votes 3 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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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
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I absolutely love Oceans First Divers. The second I walked in they were extremely nice and personable. I couldn't have had a better dive instructor and my time with them at the Homestead Crator was incredibly fun. I reccomend them to everyone. They also have socials during the year where they present something like an educational shark promotion or during... More

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My son started as a junior, pool diver at Ocean's First and then went on to get his Open Water Cert. using Ocean's First....they were so amazing and did such a great job preparing him! When he did his open water test in Cozumel, the Dive Master said he so much better than most adults (and he was 10 years... More

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Chad K, Public Relations Manager at Ocean First Divers, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Here at Ocean First Divers, we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of training. Your son was a fantastic student and his instructor Dan said he quickly learned the skills necessary to complete his Open Water certification. It's always rewarding to hear that other dive professionals appreciate the Ocean First Divers effort. When he's... More

Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Ocean First is run extremely well; I would recommend Ocean First to anyone. Some highlights: - Immaculate facilities (great trip photos all over!) - Knowledgeable, friendly staff - Instructors are very experienced, and are very good at figuring out what you don't understand - Instructors are also very good at letting you know what to look out for, above and... More

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Chad K, Director of Marketing at Ocean First Divers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! It's always a pleasure to hear that we're doing well. Since our motto is "we don't just certify you, we turn you into a comfortable and safe diver and ocean steward", it's great to hear that our efforts have been rewarded. Please don't hesitate to stop by again-we'd be happy to help you plan your next... More

Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

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... More

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Chad K, Public Relations Manager at Ocean First Divers, responded to this review

It's easy to run great trips like these when we have the most fantastic customers in the industry! From what Sage tells me (he won't stop raving about the trip) you all had an amazing time. This was our first organized trip to Saba, and we couldn't be happier with our chosen dive operator; Sea Saba. They were efficient, personable,... More

Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Ocean First has a first class shop and the same 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. Accomodatians were first class and very short walk to the dive boat, The Sea Deweller. Boat... More

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Chad K, Public Relations Manager at Ocean First Divers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review S M! The Heavy Metal trip is one of our favorite excursions, due in large part to the excellent clients that join us. It is always a challenge to find new and interesting trips that challenge and excite our staff and clients; this trip was the perfect opportunity to push our boundaries with deep wreck dives,... More

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