• Explorer


A transformative journey into the world of marine science and ocean conservation for students aged 12-18. Earn the SSI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification, plus take an Ocean Literacy course.

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TIDES Explorer is the first course in this one one-of-a-kind, multi-year program that takes students on a transformative journey into the underwater world of marine science and ocean conservation.This class introduces students to the sport of scuba diving with the SSI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification. In addition to providing a lifelong scuba certification,, we include a course on Ocean Literacy to provide the backbone to understanding how we are connected to the ocean and why it’s so important. 

In the TIDES Explorer course, students will acquire and refine all the skills necessary to ensure proper diving techniques, as well as a greater understanding of the ocean environment. 


  • Age: 12-18
  • All participants must complete a SCUBA medical waiver and be in good health

Price: $999*/student

  •   If needed, contact Ocean First for a Payment Schedule

What's Next?

Already have your Open Water Scuba Certification? Join TIDES Advanced Explorer!


  • Snorkel Equipment Package: Mask with comfort strap, snorkel, fins, dive booties, & mesh bag
  • SSI Open Water Certification
  • Rental SCUBA Gear
  • Ocean First Education's Ocean Literacy Course
  • Classroom and pool training
  • Certification card and logbook

Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from Homestead Crater, Utah (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • Lodging
  • Food
  • Park Entrance Fee


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