Why Choose A Group Dive Trip?

Ocean First   Jul 01, 2022

Travelers often resist the idea of group travel - with the ease of online booking, why not just travel on your own instead of with a group of strangers? Group travel has tons of advantages, especially for people wanting to get the most out of their scuba experience! Amy Christopher, Ocean First's Director of Travel, sheds some light on the benefits of group travel:

For the uninitiated, group travel has the misconception of being too structured or a bit awkward. For us and our hundreds of annual group travelers, we understand that it couldn't be further from the truth - traveling with a posse of like-minded divers is not only efficient and cost-effective, it's also a lot of fun!

New Like-Minded Dive Buddies:

Scuba diving is a social sport. Most of us only have a few friends, if that, who also partake in the sport, so why not make some new friends who want the same enjoyable experience? Our group trips are a great way for solo divers to become fast friends with other like-minded divers in the area. It is not uncommon for at least half of a group to be solo divers who either ask to be paired with another diver as a roommate or request to have their own room. Couples, families, and friends find themselves happily socializing with the whole group, happy to have more people to chat with. Many of our divers get along so well with others they start collaborating on their next adventure before their trip is even over!

Cost & Time Efficient:

Ocean First does all of the work for you, ensuring that your vacation begins the moment you join the trip. All of the logistics are set and we do our best to cater to the specific needs of our travelers. We often work with familiar operators who we have previously booked with, giving us more leverage with pricing, service, and amenities.

Experienced Leaders:

Another significant benefit to group travel is the trip leaders. These experienced divers and seasoned travelers are on the trip to make our customers' vacation extraordinary. Their job is to ensure all of the logistics run smoothly, to take care of any "hiccups" that may occur, to assist with equipment issues, and, most importantly, to make sure everyone is having a great time. Some trips even allow ample time dedicated to scuba training, with personable instructors ready to assist you with continuing education certifications. We have trip leaders with 20 years of guiding expeditions all over the world, from the Caribbean to the wilds of Africa. Having logged thousands of dives and even more miles in the air, our guides will keep the headache out of travel so you can relax and have the time of your life!

Come join us for your next adventure!

-Amy Christopher, Ocean First Director of Travel