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Young Explorers in Bonaire

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Young Explorers in Bonaire

Just a few short weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel with 13 middle school students from the Alexander Dawson School in Colorado. Along with 2 of their teachers, we set out for the Southern Caribbean Island of Bonaire, a diver’s paradise with shallow clear water and abundant marine life. The people of Bonaire were way ahead of their time and declared the waters around their island a National Marine Park over 30 years ago. This was key, as our primary goals were to explore the underwater park, collect data on fish identification and abundance, and learn techniques in underwater photography.... READ MORE

Misool Eco Resort Gives Energy Saving Tips

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Misool Eco Resort Gives Energy Saving Tips

Our Blue Certified Candidate, Misool Eco Resort is a leader in sustainability. Marit Miners shares her tips on how to be good to the environment while providing a beautiful resort for her guests–and the others who share the space.... READ MORE

Our Newest Scientific Publication

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Our Newest Scientific Publication

Congratulations to Mision Tiburon and our Director, Dr. Mikki,  as they just published their first paper together in the International Journal of Tropical Biology! ... READ MORE

Blue Certified – Waste Reduction Tips

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Blue Certified – Waste Reduction Tips

This Cleaner Shrimp is doing his part to keep the ocean clean, so please do your part too. Waste Reduction is one of the criteria in our Blue Certified Program. Here are some tips to try.... READ MORE

Scuba 6 Eco Diving is Blue Certified

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Scuba 6 Eco Diving is Blue Certified

One of our early adopter dive shops from Panama, Scuba 6 Eco Diving, has gone through the rigors of our Blue Certified program.... READ MORE

Grand Cayman Island Expedition

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Grand Cayman Island Expedition

Dr. Mikki from the Institute has been teaching middle school students from Kent Denver School the academic portion of the Jr. Open water diver certification this past fall.... READ MORE

Dive Training at Ocean First

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Dive Training at Ocean First

This evening staff from the Institute helped Scuba train 14 students and prepare them for their upcoming Jr. Open Water adventure in Grand Cayman!... READ MORE

Colorado Stem Academy ROV Building

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Colorado Stem Academy ROV Building

We were thrilled to work with the Colorado Stem Academy again this year by providing them with ROV’s (Remotely Operated Vehicles) that are created and enhanced with the design process.... READ MORE

Blue Certified launches at DEMA in Orlando

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Blue Certified launches at DEMA in Orlando

Ocean First Institute launched its Blue Certified program at DEMA (Dive Equipment & Marketing Association) annual trade show.... READ MORE

Stem Event NOAA

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Stem Event NOAA

Super Science Saturday with Ocean First Education was a huge success!... READ MORE