OPEN WATER SCUBA CAMP

      100 Industrial Park Drive, Pelham, AL, USA

      FD
      3 reviews
      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 8 - 12
      OPEN WATER SCUBA CAMP
      100 Industrial Park Drive, Pelham, AL, USA

      3 reviews

      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip

      ALTHOUGH IT SAYS TRIP, PLEASE NOTE, THIS INFO AND REGISTRATION IS FOR DAY CAMP, NOT A TRIP. 


      Welcome to Family Dive Club's Summer Camp Registration. We know there are many summer camp options to choose from and we are thrilled you are interested in Family Dive Club's programs to enrich your child's summer experience. We are committed to providing fun, active, and engaging experiences where children gain knowledge and skills serving them long after camp is over. 


      Ages 13-17 - (12yo if they have attended our Seal Team Camp)

      Each weeklong fun-filled summer camp is open to students ages 13-17. (Age 12 if they have attended Seal Team Camp) Campers will have an opportunity to earn a PADI Open Water or Jr. Open Water Certification depending on age. Camp will take place at Blue Water Scuba,  Blue Water Park - Pelham, AL (bluewaterparkal.com) 

      Adventure Awaits!!

      PADI® Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained Family Dive Club PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

      By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world. The instructors for this course will be Dina Marble and Maggie Knight.

      Camp Time:

      Camp takes place Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4:30 with a brief graduation ceremony Friday at 4:00. 

      Camp Requirements

       To enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver Scuba Camp you must be:

      • 12 years or older
      • Swimming skills - Camper should be able to tread water or float for 10 minutes and swim 200 yards without touching the side of the pool. 
      • Complete the required paperwork
      • Complete this registration form
      • Pay deposit

      (No prior scuba experience is needed. Just a general comfort in the water) 

      The Fun Part

      The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four open water dives under the supervision of your Family Dive Club Instructor.  

      What you Learn

       The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main parts:

      • Knowledge Development - Classroom time to understand basics of dive theory.
      • Confined Water Dives - master the required scuba skills for open water
      • Open Water Certification Dives - bring your newly mastered skills to a real diving environment while exploring!

      The Scuba Gear You Use

      In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear and standard accessories. You will need to bring your own mask, fins, snorkel and dive booties. We'll provide everything else. 

      Scuba Ventures Dive Shop: Vestavia Hills

      We are partnering with the friendly folks at Scuba Ventures in Vestavia Hills. They are highly trained dive professionals who are committed to ensuring your equipment fits properly. We recommend you purchase your equipment through Scuba Ventures. Properly fitted equipment is essential to safe, enjoyable diving. http://www.scubaventuresinc.com/ Note: this is a different location than where camp will take place. 

      What’s included

      • Scuba Instruction
        Dina Marble and Maggie Knight are the instructors for this camp
      • All Classroom Materials
        Text book, log book, Recreational Dive Planner, PADI Crew Pak (water resistant materials pouch).
      • Certification
        If all skills are mastered
      • Camp T-shirt
      • Scuba Gear
        Use of tanks, weights, BC, Regulator, Wetsuit

      What’s not included

      • Mask
      • Snorkel
      • Fins
      • Scuba booties

      Available Packages

      Session I June 3-7, 2024

      June 3-7, 2024


      Monday - Friday

      8:30 to 4:30

      Brief graduation ceremony Friday at 4:00

      Blue Water Park in Pelham, Alabama

      $875
      Session II June 10-14, 2024

      June 10-14, 2024

      Monday - Friday

      8:30 to 4:30

      Brief graduation ceremony Friday at 4:00

      Blue Water Park in Pelham, Alabama

      $875

      Available options

      Stream2Sea Child Safe Sunscreen 3oz
      $18

      Mineral Water Sport, Performance-based, and rigorously tested to ensure the safest possible ingredients for your family and our waters. 3oz

      BSA Scuba Merit Badge
      $25

      We have a BSA Scuba Merit Badge Counselor on Staff who can help Scouts meet all the requirements for this highly sought after Merit Badge. 

      Stream2Sea Child Safe Sunscreen 1oz
      $7

       Mineral Water Sport, Performance-based, and rigorously tested to ensure the safest possible ingredients for your family and our waters. 1oz



      Your Organizer


      FD
      Family Dive Club
      3 reviews
      We offer premier personal growth and leadership development experiences for teens and safe fun Scuba Diving Adventures for the whole family through PADI Scuba Camps, Parent Certification Classes, and Epic Family Dive Trips. Through our Family trips we provide families opportunities to bond in unique, novel, and exciting ways. Diving can bring families together, enhance relationships, improve communication, build trust, and create memories that last a lifetime.

      Reviews

      One of the best experiences my son has ever had. A group of our scouts went together and they absolutely loved it!
      By Natalie C for OPEN WATER SCUBA CAMP on Jun 10, 2024
      DB
      Just one word to summarize this experience: WOW!!! The preparation by Dina was excellent, and once at the aquarium, all staff were well organized and made the visit wonderful. Of course, the stars of the show, the 'gentle giants', were nothing short of spectacular to be around. I'd recommend this experience to all divers.
      By Dale B for Georgia Aquarium: Diving With Gentle Giants on Mar 25, 2024
      Our daughter said it was by far the most amazing thing she had ever done!
      By Rikki G for Georgia Aquarium: Diving With Gentle Giants on Mar 18, 2024