MAY EVENT

May Event 2018

Colorado’s Largest Scuba Event!

Friday May 18 | Saturday May 19 | Sunday May 20, 2018

Join us for great new products, presentations, programs, awesome raffle opportunities, prizes and more!

Friday, May 18th: (10:00am – 6:30pm) In store sale starts with great pricing
Saturday, May 19th: (9:00am – 5:00pm) Sale, events, presentations, tent activities and more
Sunday, May 20th: (9:00am – 5:00pm) Sale, events, presentations, tent activities and grand prize drawings (starts at 3:00pm)

2018 May Event


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR’S EXCITING EVENT

  • Two great raffle opportunities for two great organizations:  Craig Hospital and the WAVES (Wounded America Veterans Experience Scuba) Project
  • FREE Try Scuba Experiences!
  • Incredible travel and equipment presentations by the pros from around the globe
  • Enter to win a chance for one of thousands of $$ worth of travel and equipment prizes
  • Service and Rental savings
  • Save on dive gear, travel, classes and aquarium programs
  • Free hot dogs and drinks
  • Raffle and Grand Prize Drawings begin at 3pm on Sunday

TRY SCUBA DIVING……. FOR FREE

Bring a friend, neighbor, relative, loved one (anyone) and let us treat them to the fun, freedom and excitement of scuba diving.
*Please only non-certified divers and one experience per person for the weekend.

Try Scuba For Free Details

Try Scuba Diving……. for FREE!

Discover ScubaHere’s the perfect opportunity to come and try Scuba Diving….. for FREE! This incredible offer is for non-certified people and only good on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm each day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Participant must be at least 10 years of age
  • All children (under 18) will need to have a parent or legal guardian present during the experience.
  • Each participant will need to complete a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Waiver and bring it with you or we can provide a copy at the store.
  • All children (under 18) must have a parent or legal guardian sign the Discover Scuba Diving Waiver.
  • A ‘yes’ response to any medical question means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect the participant’s safety while diving. They must seek the advice of a physician, and sign a separate form stating the participant is medically safe to dive, prior to engaging in any diving activities. A separate form is available: click here to view it. Sorry, there are no exceptions to this important standard.
  • Each participant will need to bring his or her own bathing suit and towel
  • Space is limited and based on a first come first served basis.
  • This FREE experience is limited to one time per person for the weekend.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please call us at 303-789-2450.


PRIZES, PRIZES AND MORE PRIZES!

Door prizes, travel prizes, giveaways and more. So many great opportunities to win!

May Event Prize Categories

Check out your many opportunities to WIN one of several thousands of dollars in prizes!

Deep Diver1. PRESENTATION PRIZES

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.

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

2. 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 out completely and legibly, you must be present to win and there is a limit of one entry card per person per day.

3. QUESTIONNAIRE PRIZE

Trip for 2 at Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan

7-night’s accommodations, meals,  diving and airport transfers to AKR

As you enter the tent one of our greeters will provide you with an event questionairre.  Simply locate the professional representative for the destination, equipment or training organization, and ask them for the correct answer.  Once complete, return to the greeter station and one of the greeters will check your answers for accuracy.  Kind of like the days of handing your homework to the teacher but this is more fun!  Your completed questionnaire will be placed in a designated box.  The prize drawing, and announced winner, will be during the Sunday 3pm Grand Prize drawings.

The winner must be present to win and must be at least 18 years of age. ID verification may be required.

Coral Reef Conservation4. TRAVEL PRESENTATION PRIZE

Trip for (1) to Indonesia

Indonesia - "Passport to Paradise" trip for (1) person includes 3-nights at Murex Manado, 3-nights at Bangka and 3-nights at Lembeh Resort for a total of up to 18 dives.

You’ll receive an entry card for each travel presentation you attend. The more presentations you attend, the more times you will be entered and the better your chances to win. The winners name will be announced during the Sunday 3pm Grand Prize drawings. Sorry, cards will not be handed out once the presentation begins and will not be collected until the presentation ends.

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

5. EQUIPMENT PRESENTATION PRIZE

ScubaPro MK11/C370 Regulator

You'll receive an entry card for each equipment and education presentation you attend. The more presentations 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 equipment presentation prize.  Sorry, cards will not be handed out once the presentation begins and will not be collected until the presentation ends.

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


ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO COZUMEL OR TO THE PHILIPPINES

Support two amazing organizations!

May Event Raffles - Cozumel for TWO and the Philippines for TWO!!

WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO COZUMEL!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS

Hotel Cozumel & ResortHelp support Craig Hospitals Therapeutic Recreation Department and their many patient activities (including scuba diving) by purchasing a raffle ticket(s) during our May 19 & 20 Event.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online and will be on sale, at the Arapahoe Sertoma Foundation booth, for $20 per ticket or six tickets for $100.  All proceeds from the raffle go to Craig Hospital.  The winning ticket will be drawn during the Grand Prize drawing, beginning at 3pm on Sunday the 21st.

The prize includes: 7-night's accommodations for two at Hotel Cozumel Resort (three meals daily, snacks and drinks). Certified divers will enjoy six days of boat diving provided by our friends at Dive Paradise.

Not included:  Airfare, transfers, diving equipment, park fees ($2 per day). Other restrictions may apply.  Offer Expires May 2019

You need NOT be present to win!


WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO THE PHILIPPINES!!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS

Travel to the PhiippinesA-1 is proud to be an "affiliate" partner of the 501-(c)(3) WAVES (Wounded American Veterans Experience Scuba) Project. This incredible organization has a track record of tremendous success, using the platform of SCUBA, to help rehabilitate those injured while serving our country. This partnership provides us the means to train and certify qualified disabled veterans (and their buddy).............at no cost to them! Your raffle ticket(s) purchase will be instrumental in helping us provide this great service to our brave men and women who served their country.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online and will be for sale, at the Arapahoe Sertoma Foundation booth on May 19 & 20, for $20 per ticket or six tickets for $100.  All proceeds from the raffle go to the A-1/WAVES program for disabled veterans.  The winning ticket will be drawn during the Grand Prize drawing, beginning at 3pm on Sunday the 21st.

This incredible prize includes: 7-night's accommodations (for two) to one of the Atlantis Resorts (Puerto Galera or Dumaguete).  Includes: accommodations, three meals daily and up to five daily boat dives.

Not included:  Airfare, transfers, diving equipment.  Other restrictions or fees may apply.

Offer Expires May 21, 2019

You need NOT be present to win!



SERVICE SPECIAL

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 below for more information and a great coupon.

Service Center Details and Coupons

Service Center

Our Award-Winning and Nationally Recognized Repair Facility and Staff Can't Be Beat!

Why get your equipment serviced at A-1?

  • Expert Factory-Certified Service Technicians
  • Servicing Dive Equipment Since 1959
  • Heated Ultrasonic Cleaners
  • Oxygen Safe Lubricants used on all parts
  • Integrated Depth and Computer Test Chamber
  • Flow-Bench Test Station
  • Nationally Recognized and Award-Winning Repair Facility
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Fast Turn Around Time: One Week or Less

Print this coupon for a $10 off your next complete (BCD and Requlator System) service

 

Rental Center Details and Coupons

Rental Center

Rover Pro Buoyancey CompensatorWe've got everything you need!

  • State of the art regulators
  • Computers
  • Travel friendly weight-integrated BCDs
  • All our computers are simple, easy to use and Nitrox ready
  • Regulators are fully serviced, Flow-Bench tested prior to each rental and include an alternate air source, depth gauge and submersible pressure gauge
  • Includes the use of a dive duffle bag
  • Come in for a custom fitting or reserve on-line 24/7

Print this coupon for $25 off any 1-week regulator/BCD package!


KIDS SCUBA CLASSES

We are offering some great deals on kids scuba classes.

Kids Scuba Specials

KIDS ONLY SCUBA COURSE – SORRY, NO ADULTS ALLOWED!

kids only scubaSign up for the Kids Only course in June or July and Open Water Dives 1 & 2 at the Downtown Aquarium in June or July and get $30.00 off

*Details:

  • Must pay in full for both courses and materials by May 31st, 2018 to receive $30.00 off course fee. Does not include course materials (eLearning or standard student kit and DVD)
  • Only valid for our June and July Kids Only Class at A-1 and any June or July Open Water Dives 1 & 2 at the Downtown Aquarium. Does not include open water dives 3 & 4.
  • Any transfers or cancellations inside a week of the Kids Only class, Open Waters 1 & 2 at the Downtown Aquarium will result in a transfer or cancellation fee.
  • Discount cannot be applied to any other course or course materials

MASTER SEAL TEAM - Save $30.00

Seal TeamSign up for our June or July Master Seal Team and receive $30.00 off the Master Seal Team Course Fee.*

*Details:

  • Must pay in full for Master Seal Team Course by May 31st, 2018
  • Offer only valid for the June or July Master Seal Team Courses
  • Any transfers or cancellations inside a week of the class will result in a transfer or cancellation fee.
  • Discount does not apply to any other program or required Seal Team course materials.

 


BEGINNER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION SPECIALS

Savings on select classes.

Education Center Specials

E-DIVER COURSE – SAVE $35!

eDiverThis is by far our most popular program. Complete your pool dives, knowledge development and first two open water dives at the Denver Downtown Aquarium. All in one weekend!

This unique course will have you blowing bubbles in our onsite pool and diving in one of the most "unique environments in the country." You'll begin on Friday evening and finish on Sunday afternoon.

Offer valid through June 3, 2018. Does not include the online fee to PADI or any additional PADI materials. Cancellations and transfers are subject to an additional fee.For more details on this special please call us at 303-789-2450


ADVENTURE DIVER COURSE – SAVE $35

Adventure DiverHere's your chance to dive with some of the ocean's coolest critters – right here in Colorado! You'll learn how to better identify fish & describe their characteristics, improve your personal buoyancy & dive with sharks, barracudas, sawfish and so much more. These new underwater activities will improve your buddy awareness, make you a more comfortable diver and enhance your diving self-confidence.

YOUR AQUARIUM DIVES INCLUDE:

  • Three separate PADI Adventure Dives (Peak Performance Buoyancy, Shark Awareness & Fish Identification)
  • Dive in two of the aquarium sites
  • The use of all diving equipment
  • (1) day aquarium pass (that day)

Must pay in full at time of enrollment. Does not include PADI materials. Cancellations or transfers will negate the special pricing. Course special valid through June 10, 2018.

For more details on this special please call us at 303-789-2450


ULTIMATE RESCUE DIVER - SAVE $35

Rescue DiverWhen diving you want a buddy who is extremely comfortable in the water and has the necessary knowledge and skills to solve water related problems. This program will prepare you to help prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies (minor and major) using a variety of techniques.

Upon completion of the programs you will be trained and certified in the following courses: PADI Rescue Diver and DAN DEMP (Dive Emergency Management Provider). DEMP includes: Basic Life Support CPR and First Aid, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life and Neurological Assessment as well as two PADI Distinctive Specialties (Oxygen and Hazardous Marine Life).

For a list of prerequisites, necessary equipment, inclusions and exclusion please click here

Must pay in full at time of enrollment.  Special is only valid for our June through September 2018 local programs.  Note: Cancellations or transfers will negate the special pricing. Course discount valid through June 10, 2018.

For more details on this special please call us at 303-789-2450


A-1 ESCORTED GROUP TRIPS

Check out our exciting upcoming adventures in 2018, 2019 and 2020!

Upcoming Group Trips

Upcoming A-1 Group Trips

Contact us to be placed on our interest list for any of the following trips. (details coming soon)

  • Philippines:  April 5-17, 2019
  • Cayman Brac (adaptive diver trip):  June 15-22, 2019
  • Solomon Islands: March 26-April 4, 2020


EQUIPMENT SPECIALS

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.

Wetsuits

Largest Selection Of Wetsuits and Exposure Apparel In Colorado

  • Neoprene 1, 3 & 5mm Wetsuits by Henderson, O'Neill, Bare, ScubaPro, Aqua Lung  fullsuits & shorties.
  • Drysuits from Bare, Aqua Lung and more available
  • Huge selection of 50+ SPF!! Rash Guards, Water Wear and Thermal Vests! Ladies', Men's and Kids' Sizes Available
  • Neo Sport and Fourth Element in stock (Vest, Shirts, Pants, Shorts and Accessories)
  • Swimwear by Aqua Sphere, Body Glove & Fourth Element
  • Swim Gear & Triathlon Wetsuits
  • Board Shorts for Guys and Gals

 

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Dive Computers

Dive Computers

  • Over 20 different computer models from Shearwater, Aqua Lung, Oceanic, Suunto, ScubaPro, Atomic in stock. Check out the full color screen options available from Suunto, Oceanic, Atomic, ScubaPro and Shearwater.
  • Ask about the Oceanic & ScubaPro trade-in option.

 

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Regulators

Regulators & Alternates

  • Check out the High Tech Regulators from: Atomic, Aqua Lung, ScubaPro, and Mares
  • Light-weight travel regs, cold water regs, and more cutting-edge, unique regulators will be available!
  • Trade-in-Trade up your old regulator (ask for details)

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BCDs

BCDs

  • Ladies, Mens, Jacket, Back Flotation, Travel, Custom - we have just the BCD for you!
  • We have the latest from ScubaPro, Aqua Lung, Mares, Zeagle, Cressi and more.

 

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Mask, Fins & Snorkels

Mask, Fins, Snorkels and Swim-fins

  • Choose from our Massive Selection of Top Brands and Models of Masks, Fins and Snorkels. Come See the latest and greatest in Snorkeling Equipment and Technology. Combo Sets to satisfy any budget!
  • Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Freedive - we have a huge selection of fins on sale - even Monofins!
  • *Save on all spring straps and spring kits

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Photo/Video Systems

Photo/Video Systems

  • Check out our Digital Photo Course at the Downtown Aquarium!!
  • SeaLife DC2000 with a multitude of lighting packages available
  • Go Pro HERO5 & HERO6 Cameras and Accessories
  • Strobes, Lenses, Dry Cases, Accessories And More...
  • Sea & Sea, Strobes and Accessories
  • GoBe and Sola Lighting Systems and Accessories SAVE NOW!

 

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Custom Dive Equipment Packages

Custom Dive Equipment Packages

Find the perfect combination of items just for you!

Can't find a package to fit your needs? Not to worry, we're happy to custom design a dive equipment package to meet your individual and budgetary needs!!!

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Good For Any Amount. Use Towards Products, Classes, Aquarium Programs and Trips!  We Can Mail Them Anywhere within the U.S.

Click here to order!

Dive with the Fish for FREE

Dive with the Fish for free!

To Celebrate our Annual May Event, with any full scuba equipment package receive a Free "Dive with the Fish" at the Downtown Aquarium.

A $185 Value!!!! A-1 Exclusive!


PARKING

There’s plenty of parking available throughout the weekend

  • A-1’s parking lot – space is limited (there will be designated parking for people with disabilities)
  • Along Windemere street
  • Carpet Mill (west of A-1)
  • Pirate’s Cove (1 block east of A-1 on Belleview)
  • Baseball Park (east of A-1)

A Big Thanks To Our Many Sponsors!

Travel Destinations – please keep checking for updates

  • Cozumel – Dive Paradise – Michael & Caroline Penwarden
  • St Lucia – Anse Chastanet Resort – Yasha Troubetzkoy
  • Cancun – Scuba Cancun – Thomas Hurtado
  • Bonaire – Plaza Beach Resort – Richard Bilderbeek
  • Loreto – Loreto Hotel Association/Dolphin Dive Baja – Maria Najera & Rafael Villegas
  • Indonesia – Murex & Lembeh Resorts – Arlane & Dave Cole
  • Philippines- Atlantis Dive Resorts & Azores Live Aboard – Larry Connor
  • Roatan – Anthony’s Key Resort – Mandy Wagner and Owner Julio Galindo
  • Curacao – Ocean Encounters – Jeremiah Peek & Pol Bosch
  • Apple Vacations –Sarah Rau
  • Grand Cayman – Epic Divers – Freddy Frederick & Pete Foster
  • Hotel Cozumel – Raquel Dominguez & Ana Garcia
  • Nassau Bahamas -Stuart Cove’s – Pam Cristman
  • Cayman Islands- Little Cayman Beach Resort, Brac Reef Beach Resort and Cobalt Coast – Debbie Speer
  • Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa – Down Under Answers & Africa Answers – Jan Hauer
  • Cayman Island Department of Tourism – Julie Obreiter
  • Malpelo Island – Fins Attached – Dr. Alex Antoniou
  • Fiji, Ultimate Fiji Vacations – Megham Dunn
  • Pet and People Sitters (a great relief for travelers)- Michele Kell

Equipment and & Education Organizations

  • Aqua Lung/Deep See – Chris Fuller
  • Atomic/Bare/Hollis/Oceanic/Stahlsac/Suunto/Zeagle – Lonny Haynes
  • Akona/Sealife/Sherwood – Debra Gaburo
  • Cressi/Kraken – Tom Kurras
  • Denver Downtown Aquarium – Todd Hall and Wendie Murray
  • Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.) – Theresa Kaplan
  • Dive Flag Jewelry – Evonne & Michael Dunn
  • Fins Attached – Alex Antonio
  • Forth Element – Michele Tomillo
  • Henderson – Scott Witten
  • Indigo Industries – Ranch Pratt & Dana Zamalloa
  • Innovative Scuba Concepts – Kevin Schwartz
  • Light & Motion – Darrin Davis
  • Mares – Rick Trapp
  • National Park Service SRC – Brett Seymour
  • PADI – LeRoy Wickham
  • ScubaPro – Scott Dawson
  • Spy Optical – Davey Gonzales
  • TUSA/Sea & Sea/Underwater Kinetics/Waterproof – Roddy Winton

Colorado’s biggest diving event only happens once a year – don’t miss it!
May Event