Colorado’s Largest Scuba Event!

Friday May 17 | Saturday May 18 | Sunday May 19, 2024

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

Friday, May 17: (10:30am – 6:00pm) In store sale starts
Saturday, May 18: (10:00am – 5:00pm) Sale, events, presentations, activities
Sunday, May 19: (10:00am – 5:00pm) Sale, events, presentations, activities
GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS
Sunday, May 19 beginning at 3:00pm

Event Highlights

  • FREE Try Scuba Experiences!

  • Incredible travel, training, and equipment presentations by the pros from around the globe

  • Unannounced specials
  • Enter to win a chance for one of thousands of dollars’ worth of travel and equipment prizes

  • Savings on dive gear, classes and aquarium programs

  • Free hot dogs and drinks

  • Grand Prize Drawings begin at 3pm on Sunday (must be present to win)

    • Trip for (2) to Hotel Cozumel by Wyndham and diving with Dive Paradise in Cozumel
    • Trip for (2) to Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan
    • Trip for (2) to Plaza Beach Resort in Bonaire
    • Trip for (2) to VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji
    • Trip for (2) to Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia
    • Trip for (1) to the Atlantis Resort in the Philippines
    • Trip for (1) Passport to Paradise Murex Manado, Bangka and Lembeh Resorts
    • More prizes from Ocean Encounters in Curacao, Wakatobi Resort, and Clearly Cayman in the Cayman Islands
    • One year of Free Parking from US Airport Parking.
    • Great Equipment prizes from ScubaPro Regulator, Cressi Neon Computer, Suunto Computer, Mares Computer, Henderson Greenprene Wetsuit and more
    • Downtown Aquarium certificates for the Shark Cage Experience and Dive with the Sharks
May Scuba Event
May Scuba Event

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. Offered 10 am – 2 pm each day.
*Please only non-certified divers and one experience per person for the weekend.

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 the forms using the following links
    • Required Course Documents
    • VERY IMPORTANT – regarding the Diver Medical/Participant Questionnaire.If there is a YES response to questions 3, 5, or 10 on page 1 of the Diver Medical form or to ANY of the questions on page 2, the participant will need to sign and date the Participant’s Signature on page 1 AND take all three pages of the Participant Questionnaire to their physician for a medical evaluation.  Their medical professional must approve, date, and sign page three, the Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form, and include their medical credentials MD, DO, NP, RN, PA, etc., with their signature.                     

      UNFORTUNATELY, THE PARTICIPANT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE WATER, FOR EITHER PROGRAM, UNTIL THE PROPER DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, SIGNED, AND REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY BY YOUR INSTRUCTOR.

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

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PRIZES, PRIZES AND MORE PRIZES!

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

Presentation Prizes

As you enter the various presentations, you will be provided a drawing card. Once the presentation 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 presentation begins and will not be collected until the presentation ends.

Equipment and 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.

Win a Trip to Volivoli Beach Resort, Fiji

5 nights accommodations for 2 at Volivoli Beach Resort, Fiji with meals and boat diving included.

As you enter the tent one of our greeters will provide you with an event questionnaire.  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.

Win a Trip to Plaza Beach Resort, Bonaire

7 nights accommodations for 2 at Plaza Beach Resort, Bonaire with meals, drinks and shore diving included.

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.

Win a Suunto EON Core Computer ($939 Value)

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.

TRAVEL AND EQUIPMENT PRESENTATIONS

Incredible travel and equipment presentations by the pros.
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

SATURDAY – May 18

10:15 am “St. Lucia’s Stunning Beauty Above and Below”
Immerse yourself in the stunning panorama and marine delights at Saint Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Resort
Presented by Jody Deevy with Anse Chastanet Resort

11:15 am “Bonaire, an All Inclusive Favorite”
Plaza Beach and Dive Resort together with Toucan Diving is progressively improving its services, accommodations and facilities. Learn more about the latest offerings.
Presented by Hagen Wegerer with Plaza Beach and Toucan Divers

12:15 pm “Lot’s” of Luck!
Find out why you should park at US Airport Parking while flying out of DIA and what it means to get “Tripple A Service” at no charge.
Presented by Bill Bowyer with US Airport Parking

1:15 pm “The Very Best of Fiji”
Diving the Soft Coral Capital of the World at Volivoli Beach Resort on Vite Levu
Presented by Simon Doughty

2:15 pm “Discover Cozumel with Dive Paradise”
Learn about the history, culture and underwater wonders of Cozumel. Mexico. This Caribbean island is home to some of the best diving in the world, and it’s just a quick easy flight away.
Presented by Laura Alcala General Manager, Dive Paradise

3:15 pm “Diving the Philippines with Atlantis Resorts”
Incredible diving in the epicenter of the Coral Triangle. Find out why this great diving location and resorts should be on every divers bucket list.
Presented by award winner underwater still photographer and instructor, magazine columnist, EMMY award winning cinematographer and author Marty Snyderman

4:15 pm “Passport to Paradise, Bunaken-Bangka & Lembeh”
Discover three iconic Indonesian destinations in one incredible holiday. Dive, snorkel, trek, immerse yourself in culture, or simply relax and unwind.
Presented by Lexy Charlton with Murex Resorts & Lembeh

SUNDAY – May 19

10:15 am “How You Can Help Restore Coral Reefs”
Diving and visiting the island of Curacao with its Dutch influence and insight to their coral protection and restoration project.
Presented by Shari Ross with Coral Crusaders

11:15 am “Wakatobi Resort, Secluded Diving Paradise, Sulawesi Indonesia”
Join us for an overview of one of Indonesia’s most unique and remote diving destinations accessible only via our charter flight from Bali to our private airstrip. Wakatobi host 942 fish species and 750 coral reef species (of 850 globally), verses 50 in the Caribbean and 300 in the Red Sea.
Presented by Bob Kippola with Wakatobi Resort and The Pelagian Luxury Dive Yacht

12:15 pm “The Resort that Nature Designed”
Find out what’s new at Anthony’s Key Resort, Roatan Honduras, where you can swim & snorkel with their resident dolphin’s and enjoy the area’s zip lines, Maya Key Wildlife Reserve and Monkey, Sloth and Macaw’s Tours.
Presented by Melloney Weisster with Anthony’s Key Resort

1:15 pm “CUBA Garden of the Queen”
Take a step back in time and learn how you can experience this pristine and exotic Caribbean paradise: Garden of the Queen. Over 80 miles of virgin mangrove systems, thriving coral reefs, teaming with an abundance of sharks, goliath groupers, and countless other fish species. Proven results of our successful marine conservation and management plan, protecting these parks for close to 30 years. Adventure aboard luxury Avalon Outdoor. Also, enjoy the sights and sounds of Havana. Presented by Kelly Brock with Avalon Outdoor.

3:00 pm  GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS –  DON’T MISS OUTMust be present to win travel and equipment prizes.

Saturday May 18

10:30 – Fins Attached Great White Sharks of Mexico
Alex Antoniou
Why it is critical to find the nursery areas of white sharks in Mexico and how Fins Attached has partnered with top scientist and the local Mexican fishermen to conduct a study to track white sharks. Pre- and post- birth.

11:30 – NPS “Science Through the Lens – Underwater Wonders of the National Park Service…and Beyond”
Brett Seymour
Showcasing the underwater world of the National Park Service and highlight other expeditions such as the civil war submarine HL Hunley, the arctic exploration vessel HMS Erebus and others

12:30 – SeaLife Great Pictures Made Easy
Debra Gaburo
How to take great pictures with SeaLife cameras and lights.

1:30 – SSI Master Diver and More
Kirk Stozenburg
Learn how to become a winner in the 2024 SSI Master Diver Challenge, the benefits of the Stress & Rescue Specialty, Aquarium Ecology Course, and the advantages of A-1’s very popular Specialty Diver Couse.  Those attending the seminar will be entered into a drawing (at the seminar) to win a free Marine Invertebrate Specialty.

2:30 – ScubaPro Innovations
Scott Dawson
ScubaPro has been around for over 60 years and is responsible for numerous innovations in the sport of scuba diving.

3:30 – TUSA New Product Development
Roddy Winton
A summary of the new Product brought to the diving industry.

4:30 – Huish Outdoors Great Lakes Shipwreaks
Greg Such
Documenting shipwrecks with photogrammetry on the Great Lakes

Sunday May 19

10:30 – D.A.N Benefits of DAN Membership
Tanisha Holly
The benefits of DAN membership and valuable DAN courses taught at A-1

11:30 – Huish Outdoors Oceanic+ Camera Housing
Greg Such
Huish Outdoors, One Company Seven Premium Brands
History of Huish Outdoors and overview of all seven brands

12:30 – Fins Attached
Alex Antoniou
Creating Marine Protected areas in Mexico and the Eastern Tropical Pacific

1:30 – SeaLife Great Pictures Made Easy
Debra Gaburo
How to take great pictures with SeaLife cameras and lights.

Travel Presentations

EDUCATION SPECIALS

Savings on select classes.

AQUARIUM ECOLOGY DIVER SPECIATIES COURSE

Sign up for the june or july eco course and receive the marine ecology digital manual and specialty for FREE

You’ll get to apply the information you learn while reading the Shark Ecology, Sea Turtle Ecology, Fish Identification, Manta & Ray Ecology, and Marine Ecology digital specialty manuals, gain a better sense of how to identify a large variety of animals, observe their characteristics, and behaviors, and identify their many shapes, sizes, and colors. You’ll leave with a greater appreciation of the fragility of the underwater world and more knowledge of sharks, turtles, fish, eels, rays, and coral than you thought possible.

The opportunity to apply the information you learned in two amazing diving environments at the Denver Downtown Aquarium, will make for an extraordinary diving experience.

Includes:

  • SSI Diving Professional
  • Shark Cage Experience
  • (1) Scuba Dive
  • Four SSI Ecology Specialties (Fish ID, Sea Turtle, Shark, and Ray/Manta-Ray)
  • Use of:  Tank, BCD, Regulator, Gauges, Exposure Suit, Gloves, and Beanie
  • (1) day aquarium pass (that day)

Not Included:

  • Required Dive slate (for recording important information while underwater)
  • Mask, Fins & Booties
  • Parking (there is a separate fee for this)
  • Swimsuit, towel, and personal hygiene items

CLICK HERE for additional course details

Must pay in full at time of enrollment.  Offer valid until June 2, 2024. Cancellations and transfers are subject to an additional fee. Please call us at 303-789-2450.

STRESS AND RESCUE SPECIALTY – SAVE $35

Adventure Diver

The best buddy you can have is one who can manage themselves, prevent emergencies and solve problems. Our SSI Stress and Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding your diving knowledge and experience.

Includes:

  • Two sessions (pool and classroom)
  • Digital manual and certification
  • Open water dives
  • Use of tanks and weights for open water dives

Not Included:

  • Park entry fees
  • Equipment rental
  • Transportation
  • Meals and lodging (when conducted out of state)

CLICK HERE for additional course details

Must pay in full at time of enrollment.  Offer valid for June, July and August 2024 programs. Cancellations and transfers are subject to an additional fee. For more details and to enroll in the Stress and Rescue Specialty, please call us at 303-789-2450.

Adventure Diver

A-1 ESCORTED GROUP TRIPS

Check out our exciting upcoming adventures!

Philippines – Atlantis Resorts

July 11, 2024 - July 24, 2024

Cayman Brac

August 10, 2024 - August 17, 2024

Indonesia Wakatobi Resort

October 15, 2024 - October 29, 2024

St. Lucia – Anse Chastanet Resort

November 16, 2024 - November 23, 2024

VoliVoli Resort – Fiji

December 26, 2024 - January 4, 2025

Truk Lagoon – Masters Live-aboard

March 7, 2025 - March 16, 2025

Roatan – Anthony’s Key Resort

April 12, 2025 - April 19, 2025

RENTAL SPECIALS

We’ve got everything you need!

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

Rental Center

We’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
A-1 Scuba Service Team

EQUIPMENT SPECIALS GALORE!

Don’t miss out on huge savings on snorkeling and diving equipment at our biggest sale & event of the year.

Check out the largest variety of name-brand equipment in the state! There will be special MAY EVENT sale pricing on nearly everything in the store and several unannounced last minute daily specials.  Snorkeling Packages, Complete Scuba Packages, Photo Packages, Exposure Protection, Dive Computers, Dive Bags, oodles of accessories and Tons More on SALE!

We Proudly Represent and Carry Equipment By:

  • Atomic
  • Aqualung
  • Akona
  • Apeks
  • Backscatter
  • BARE Wetsuits
  • Cressi
  • Genesis
  • Garmin
  • Go Pro
  • Hollis
  • Henderson
  • H20
  • Innovative Scuba Concepts
  • Kraken
  • Lavacore
  • Light and Motion
  • Mares
  • Oceanic
  • O’Neill
  • OTS-Ocean Technology Systems
  • Pelagic
  • Pinnacle
  • Scubapro
  • SeaLife
  • Sea & Sea
  • Seac
  • Shearwater
  • Sherwood
  • Stahlsac
  • Submersible Systems- Spare Air
  • Suunto Dive
  • TUSA-Tabata
  • Trident
  • X-Deep
  • XS Scuba
  • Zeagle
  • And Many More…..
Stand Up Paddle Boards

PARKING

There’s plenty of parking available nearby 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

Participating Travel Vendors

  • St. Lucia – Anse Chastanet Resort – Jody Deevy
  • Cozumel – Dive Paradise – Laura Alcala
  • Philippines- Atlantis Dive Resorts & Azores Live Aboard – Marty Snyderman
  • Roatan – Anthony’s Key Resort – Melloney Weisster
  • Bonaire – Plaza Beach Resort & Toucan Divers Hagen Wegerer
  • Indonesia, Wakatobi Resort – Bob Kippola
  • Cuba – Avalon Outdoor – Kelly Brock
  • Indonesia- Murex & Lembeh Dive Resorts – Lexy, Samantha & Andrew Charlton
  • Curacao- Ocean Encounters – Shari Ross
  • Fiji – Volivoli Beach Resort – Simon Doughty
  • US Airport Parking – Bill Boyer & Naomi Cacvo

Equipment and & Education Organizations

  • ScubaPro – Scott Dawson
  • SeaLife – Debra Gaburo
  • Huish Outdoors (Atomic/Bare/Stahlsac/Suunto/Zeagle/Oceanic/Hollis) – Greg Such
  • TUSA/U.K./Sea & Sea – Roddy Winton
  • Cressi – Rodolfo Guillen
  • Mares/SSI – Kirk Stolzenburg
  • Henderson/Sherwood Scuba Group – Scott Witten
  • Fins Attached – Alex Antoniou
  • Denver Aquarium – Renee Weber
  • D.A.N. – Tanisha Holly
  • Safe-Splash Swim Schools – Shawn Murray

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

May Scuba Event