It happens only once a year! Don't miss our annual May Sale!
May Sale Hours

Friday, May 20th
10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 21st
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 22nd
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bring in your postcard for a chance to win a one-week trip to Wakatobi Resort in Indonesia

Cool Stuff For Kids!

Bubblemaker Parties
We offer one of the most unique and unforgettable parties your child will ever have: a party underwater on SCUBA!!
More info

Seal Team &
Master Seal Team
(for kids 8 yrs and above) Become an Aquanaut with our A-1 PADI Seal Team and Master Seal Team Program. More info

This course is the first part to the certification process and is designed specifically for kids ages 10-14 years. More info.

May Sale EventMay Sale hours

Our legendary May Scuba Event will be here soon!

The sale begins on Friday, MAY 20 and the activities in the tent, various presentations, try scuba experiences, etc., will be all day Saturday and Sunday, MAY 21 & 22.

This is like no other diving event in the Rocky Mountain Region so please plan to attend.


  • The Ultimate Dive 'N' Surf Adventure film, "Drop Zone Fiji" is filled with diving and surfing and will be presented at 6pm on Friday, May 20.
    Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds will be donated to
    Shark Conservation.
    You can call to purchase your tickets right now 303-789-2450 or click here to purchase them online. Seating is limited.
    Oh, there just might be a prize or two at the end of the show! Hehehehe.
  • There will be a huge selection of Travel, Equipment and Training presentations throughout the weekend. See seminar times below
  • The Aggressor Fleet travel prize will be given away during their Sunday morning presentation (see details below)
  • On Sunday morning, the first 100 attendees will receive a FREE Aggressor/Dancer tote bag
  • The National Park Service dive team will be presenting on the various diving opportunities in the US and US territories
  • We'll be offering FREE Try Scuba Experiences Saturday and Sunday
  • FREE hotdogs and drinks will be available Saturday and Sunday -- - Yum Yum
  • As always, you'll have the opportunity to meet face to face with the many travel, equipment, PADI and DAN representatives
  • You have the opportunity to win one of many incredible prizes. See list of prize categories below


Travel Representatives from Roatan, Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Philippines, Cancun, Explorer Ventures Live-Aboards, Indonesia, Aggressor & Dancer Fleet, Curacao, Australia, LaPaz, Blackbeard's Cruises Bahamas, Apple Vacations, Fiji, Palace Resorts and Sandals & Beaches Resorts will capture your interest and dazzle you with stories and photos of their incredible piece of paradise Click here for seminar times

Equipment representatives from Oceanic, Aqualung, ScubaPro, Zeagle, Atomic, Henderson, Cressi, Sea Life, TUSA, Bare Suits, Body Glove, Light & Motion, Ikelite, Sea & Sea, Mares, Stahlsac, Freestyle, and Underwater Kinetics will show you the latest and greatest in equipment technology.

Training Representative PADI Regional Manager, Gordon Apons and DAN representative Samantha Merrill will provide the latest in innovative programs and procedures. Click here for seminar times

Give Hope to Patients at Craig Hospital...and be eligible to win a Trip for Two to Cozumel!

Click here for details


Bring a friend, neighbor, relative, loved one (anyone) and let us treat them to the fun, freedom and excitement of scuba diving. 
Click here for more information


Get your equipment serviced by "Colorado's best team of technicians." They'll keep your gear working properly and help maximize your bottom-time. Click here for more information and a great coupon


Come check out the largest variety of name-brand equipment in the state! There will be special event pricing on nearly everything in the store and several unannounced specials. Bring your swimsuit and try it on in the pool. Your satisfaction is our priority.


There are SO many great opportunities to win:


1. ONLINEClick here for a chance to win a TRIP FOR TWO TO

2. SEMINAR PRIZES – Door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the various presentations

3. A-1 POSTCARD – Trip to Wakatobi Resort in Indonesia (must bring in your copy to win)

4. GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS (Sunday, May 22nd beginning @ 3pm) - We'll be giving away several thousand dollars of prizes including: trips, diving equipment, dives at the downtown aquarium and more.

5. QUESTIONNAIRE – One week onboard an Explorer Adventure vessel

6. GRAND TRAVEL PRIZE - One week onboard Blackbeards Cruise in the Bahamas

7. GRAND EQUIPMENT PRIZE - Oceanic Data Mask with heads-up display, valued at $1100

8. CRAIG HOSPITAL, "Divers with Disabilities Fund" - A trip for two to Cozumel

Click here to see all the prizes! | Contest Registration Form Rules (PDF)

The only hitch ------ YA GOTTA BE PRESENT TO WIN. Good Luck!


Hot dogs, Vitalyte drinks, seminars, prizes, music, try scuba, fun and so much more await you at this year's 28th Annual May Event. 





Equipment & Education Seminars

Seminar times & presentations are subject to change. Please re-check this list prior to the event. Thank you.


9:15 - PADI "The New Project Aware & Aquarium Diving" Review upcoming change to Project Aware and what PADI programs are available at the Denver Aquarium.
Presented by Gordon Apons

10:00 Sea & Sea "Importance of External Lighting & UK Smaller But Brighter" Presented by Roddy Winton

10:45 ScubaPro "History of ScubaPro" Discussing and showing the use, function and combination of ScubaPro's new TEK equipment. Presented by Richard Hernandez

11:30 Zeagle and SeaLife "The New Mini II & Update of Zeagle" Presented by Debra Gaburo

12:15 Bare "World's First Breathable Drysuit System" Discussing the full line of Bare drysuits and the new SB drysuit system. Presented by Darrell Hepplewhite

1:00 Henderson/Atomic "What's New from Henderson & Atomic" Presented by Jim Mapes

1:45 I-Torch "Innovative Lighting" Presented by Doug Taleski

2:30 "The Mac Spa" Turn your underwater photos into exciting slide shows. Let the experts at the Mac Spa show you how.

3:15 Fins Attached Marine Research and Conservation, Shark Research projects and opportunities
Presented by Alex Antoniou

SUNDAY - May 22

9:15 National Park Service "Underwater Wonders of the National Park Sevice" The National Park service (NPS) has always strived to create a vistor experience that both educates and engages the public. Currently we are producing 3D HD presentations the underwater world of the NPS. From the endangered elk horn corals of the Virgin Islands to the massive shipwrecks in Isle Royale; the pristine reefs of Dry Tortugas to the kelp of Channel Islands; and the geothermal vents in Yellowstone to the submerged B29 Superfortress aircraft in Lake Mead we be presenting these spectacular resources in 3D

10:00 Body Glove "Body Glove Wetsuits" Presented by Matt Patterson

10:45 Oceanic "Traveling In The Future" Presenting the new Biolite travel BCD and the new light weight LAVACORE exposure protection products. Discuss current and future dive computers. Presented by Darryl Bowerman

11:30 IkeLite "New Photo Equipment & Lights" The new waterproof JVC video camera-housing. The 2800 Lumen video light and digital still camera systems.
Presented by Jack Kinsler

12:15 Divers Alert Network "D.A.N. Membership & Insurance" Presentee by Sam Merrill
Facts versus Fiction

1:00 Cressi "Tips & Tricks for Travel Packing" Ways to pack for travel and minimizes airline restrictions, luggage losses and space considerations. Presented by Cindy Ross

1:45 Aqua Lung "Latest & Greatest from Aqua Lung" Presented by Ross Farinella. An overview of the new ground-breaking products from Aqua Lung.

3:00 No Seminars – GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS!!

See You There!!

Grand Prize Drawing at 3:00 pm Sunday


You Must be Present to Win!!!

Travel Seminars

Free Travel Seminars with Photo/Video Presentations

Saturday May 21 &
Sunday May 22, 2011

Deposit on one of our group escorted trips during the show and receive $30pp off the total price.
For every seminar that you attend you receive an additional entry card for our grand prize drawing on Sunday. (You must be present to win).

  • Great Door Prizes at each seminar.
  • Experience the sights and sounds of exotic destinations throughout the world.
  • Meet and hear firsthand from actual resort and destination representatives.


9:15  Australia- "Dive Down Under" An informative overview of the incredible diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
Presented by Alex Johnson from All About Australia Diving.

10:00 Sandals & Beaches Resorts, More quality inclusions than any other resort in the world.
Presented by Shannon Postiviata with Unique Vacations.

10:45 Anthony's Key Resort- This resort has it all including resident Dolphin that you can swim, snorkel or dive with and incredible tropical ambience.
Presented by Mandy Wagner with Anthony's Key Resort.

11:30  Explorer Ventures, Adventure Diving, Live-aboard opportunities in the Galapagos, Truks & Caicos, Saba & St. Kitts, Bahamas and the Maldives. Find out what guest aboard these vessels experience both above and below the water. Presented by Diana Heaton with Explorer Ventures.

12:15 Re-discover Plaza Resort Bonaire. What makes Plaza Resort a great place to stay on Bonaire plus updates on its renovations and diving with Toucan Diving.
Presented by Michele Spinale with Travel Marketing.

1:00 Thailand, & Lembeh Resort Indonesia "It's Magical"! Presented by Mike Perun with South Pacific Island Travel

1:45 "Cancun's Underwater Sculpture Musuem" 406 life size sculptures in just 30 ft of crystal clear water. Presented by Thomas Hurtado with Scuba Cancun.

2:30 Wakatobi , Indonesia & Pelagain Dive Yacht. An experience unequalled! Legendary Wakatobi Dive Resort & their live-aboard Pelagain have earned a reputation for not only providing access to some of the most pristine reefs in the world but also for delivering the an amazing level of service found anywhere. See this multimedia presentation and enjoy colors and sights you probably never knew existed.
Presented by Randal Sanders with Wakatobi Resort & Pelagain Live-Aboard.

3:15 Palace Resorts - Learn about our $1500 resort credit in Mexico and the Dominican Republic
Presented by Ginny Singer of Palace Resorts

4:00  "What's New In Curacao" Info on New Resorts, boats, dive trips, attractions and more!
Presented by Edward Pietersz with Ocean Encounters Curacao

SUNDAY - May 22

9:15 "Advantages of a Live-aboard Vacation" Dive the World with Aggressor/Dancer Fleet.
Presented by Sharon Connor with Aggressor/Dancer Fleet

At the conclusion of this presentation Sharon will draw one attendees name for a $500 certificate toward a trip on the Belize Aggressor

10:00 Club Cantamar, Lapaz & Sea Escape Live-aboard in Guadalupe, Socorro Is. Diving with Great Whites and more. Presented by Dr. Alex Antoniou and Fernando Aguilar with Club Cantamar & Sea Escape

10:45 " Something for Everyone, Costa Rica"  Get the latest updates on the BEST VALUES, newest resorts, diving and attractions in Costa Rica.
Presented by Larry Winter with Apple Vacations

11:30 "Cozumel, something to tweet about"   Dive Paradise and Hotel Cozumel have some exciting information to share on their new and improved operations.  This is a location you just want to keep going back to year after year.  Presented by Dive Paradise owner - Apple and Alejandro Graniel with Hotel Cozumel.

12:15 “Discover the many dive amenities at Grand Cayman’s Hotel for Divers and the USS Kittiwake." Presented by Keith Sahm with Sunset House Resort Grand Cayman

1:00 "Hammerhead Sharks, Marble Ray’s and Research in Cocos Island"  Besides pleasure diving in the waters around Cocos Island, you can join our research team and help learn ways in which to help protect and preserve these magnificent  creatures. 
Presented by Dr. Alex Antoniou.

1:45  “Biodiversity of the Philippines” A divers dream destination with over 7000 islands to explore. Presented by Gordon Strahan with Atlantis Resorts and Liveaboard

 3:00 No Seminars – GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS!! 
Must be present to win!

3:00 - Begin the
Must be present to win!

Prizes, Prizes and More Prizes

Check out your many opportunities to WIN one of several thousands of dollars in prizes!
1.  ONLINE – Win a trip to Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan

Those who complete and submit the online registration form have an opportunity to win a trip for two to Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan. This incredible prize includes: A trip for two, seven nights of lodging, three meals daily and diving.

Note: Airfare not included. Must be at least 18 years old to win any travel prizes. ID verification may be requested. Need not be present to win this prize.


As you enter the various seminars, you will be provided a drawing card. Once the seminar has ended, there will be one or more door prize drawings. The collected cards will be placed in the bin for the Grand Prize drawings at 3pm on Sunday.

Sorry, cards will not be handed out once the seminar begins and will not be collected until the seminar ends.

3. A-1 POST CARD - Win a trip to Wakatobi Resort in Indonesia

News-cards announcing our 28th annual event were mailed to several thousand people with information about this year's event. Bring the card to the event and hand it to one of our greeters. He/she will place it in a separate drawing bin. During the 3pm Grand Prize drawing one lucky person will win a trip for one to Wakatobi Resort in Indonesia! This trip includes: seven nights of lodging, three meals daily and diving.

Cards must have a valid computer typed name & mailing address and only applies to the person whose name appears on the card. Must be at least 18 years old to win any travel prizes. ID verification may be requested. Must be present to win.

4. EVENT ENTRY CARD/GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS - Win One of Several Equipment or Travel Prizes

As you enter the tent, one of our greeters will provide you with a drawing card. Simply complete the card and return it to the greeter. It will be placed into a special bin for the Grand Prize Drawings on Sunday starting at 3pm.

Rules apply cards must be filled our completely and legibly, you must be present to win and there is a limit of one entry card per person per day.

5.  QUESTIONNAIRE - Win a trip onboard an Explorer Venture vessel

As you enter the event one of our greeters you will provide you with a questionnaire listing questions related to the many Equipment, Education and Travel products on exhibit. To obtain the correct answers you'll need to approach the appropriate representative and ask them for the answer (Sorry, A-1 staff are not permitted to give out the answers). Different versions of this form will be used each day and limited to one per person per day. Return the form to one of the greeters, it will be checked for accuracy and then placed into a drawing box for a special prize drawing during the 3 pm Grand Prize Drawings. One person will win a trip to: either the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos or Northeastern Caribbean, onboard one of the Explorer Venture vessels. This trip includes: seven nights, meals and diving.

Rules apply, forms must be filled our completely and legibly, you must be present to win and must be at least 18 years of age. ID verification may be required.

6.  GRAND TRAVEL SEMINAR PRIZE – Win a trip on Blackbeard's Cruise in the Bahamas

You'll receive an entry card for each travel seminar you attend. The more seminars you attend, the more times you will be entered and the better your chances to win. During the Sunday 3pm Grand Prize drawings, one name will drawn to win a trip for one on Blackbeard's Cruise in the Bahamas. Includes: seven nights, meals and diving.

Rules apply, cards must be filled our completely and legibly, you must be present to win and must be at least 18 years of age. ID verification may be required.

7.  GRAND EQUIPMENT SEMINAR PRIZE - Win an Oceanic Data Mask with heads-up display. Valued at over $1000

You will receive an entry card for each equipment and education seminar you attend. The more seminars you attend, the more times you'll be entered and the better your chances to win a prize. During the Sunday 3pm Grand Prize drawings one name will be drawn to win the incredible Oceanic Data Mask with heads-up display!

Rules apply, cards must be filled our completely and legibly and you must be present to win.


Give Hope to Patients at Craig Hospital...and be eligible to win a Trip for Two to Cozumel!
8.  Craig Hospital - Win a Trip For Two To Cozumel
Click here for details

The Sertoma Foundation is holding a raffle to benefit Craig Hospital at A-1 Scuba and Travel Center's May Scuba Event and you could win a Trip For Two To Cozumel. Stop by the Sertoma Foundation booth and take advantage of a unique opportunity to win a trip for two to Cozumel. This includes: Eight days and seven nights lodging at Hotel Cozumel, all meals, five days of two-tank dives and four days of afternoon dives with Dive Paradise. Raffle tickets are for sale at the Sertoma booth for $20. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Diver's with Disabilities program at Craig Hospital. The winner will be announced during the 3pm Grand Prize drawing on Sunday.
You need NOT be present to win.


Big thanks to our sponsors!

Participating Travel Vendors


Philippines Atlantis Dive Resorts & Live aboard - Gordon Strahan

Bonaire – Plaza Resort Bonaire – Michele Spinale

Fiji- Beqa Lagoon Resort – Debra Pekarcik

Indonesia - Wakatobi Dive Resort - Randal Sanders

Roatan - Anthony's Key Resort - Mandy Wagner

Apple Vacations –Larry Winter

Explorer Ventures Live-Aboards, Galapagos, Southern Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Saba, St. Kitts, Stacia, St. Maarten, Maldives- Diana Heaton

Cancun - Scuba Cancun - Thomas Hurtado

Cozumel - Dive Paradise - Apple Applegate

Cozumel- Hotel Cozumel - Alejandro Graniel

Curacao - Ocean Encounters- Edward Pietersz

Bonaire – Buddies Dive Resort – Marcel Westerhoff

Australia - About Australia Diving - Alex Johnson

Aggressor/Dancer Fleet- (Belize, Cayman, Baja, Cocos Islands, Turks & Caicos, Silver Bank, Galapagos, Kona, Maldives, Palau, Utila, New Guinea) Sharon Connor

Bahamas - Aqua Cat & Blackbeards Cruises - Terry Smith

Sea Escape Live-Aboard and Club Cantamar (Guadalupe, Socorro Islands & LaPaz Mexico - Dr. Alex Antoniou and Fernando Aguilar

Sandals & Beaches Resorts – Shannon Posiviata

Mexico and Doninican Republic – Palace Resorts - Ginny Singer

Grand Cayman- Sunset House – Keith Sahm

NCL Cruise Lines

Retail & Education Vendors


Oceanic/Hollis/BigBlue Lights -
Darryl Bowerman / Nick Manson

Aqualung/SeaQuest/Apeks, Deep See/Suunto -
Ross Farinella

Henderson/Atomic/Stahlsac/ Oceanways/Seadive –
Jim Mapes

Tabata/Underwater Kinetics/Sea & Sea – Roddy Winton

ScubaPro - Richard Hernandez

Mares, Free Style Watches, I-Torch -
Bob Hanes & Doug Teleski

Zeagle & SeaLife - Debra Gaburo

Light & Motion – Greg Gephardt & Paul Barnett

IkeLite – Jack & Carol Kinsler

Bare – Darrell Hepplewhite

Cressi – Cindy Ross

Body Glove – Sam Saslow

Divers Alert Network – Samantha (Sam) Merrill

National Park Service – Sami Seeb

PADI - Gordon Apons

Downtown Aquarium - Todd Hall

Craig Hospital - Jane March

Vitalyte – Evan DeMarco


Don't miss it!

Our annual May Sale Event happens only once a year. This is it!