We are Will and Dina Marble, founders of Family Dive Club. We are parents to three young girls who we want to see grow up knowing the magic of deep friendships, the connection of family, and the understanding that there is a big beautiful world out there to be explored and protected. We have created safe, fun, enriching, and adventurous programs for young people to take a break from technology, dive into nature and become more connected with their friends, family, and the world around them. We believe families who dive together, thrive together.
Dina has been a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) since 1994 and has dived and taught Scuba Diving all over the world (Every continent except Antarctica). In addition, Dina has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002 and has been working in a professional counseling setting with teens for 20+ years. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dina realizes now more than ever how important it is for kids to disconnect from technology and reconnect in meaningful ways with their families, friends, and with nature.
Will, our program director, has been an experiential educator since 1985. His expertise in group facilitation for teens, college students and adults has taken place in locations ranging from remote wilderness settings to corporate board rooms offering programs for various organizations such as Southern Illinois University, Outward Bound, Southeast Alaska Health Corporation and Georgia Institute of Technology. Before working in Administration at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Will was the Health and Wellness Coordinator there focusing his curriculum primarily on character development, resiliency and citizenship. Will is a trained accreditation reviewer for the Association for Experiential Education, has been medically trained as an EMT and Wilderness First Responder, is an American Red Cross/CPR/First Aid/Water Safety Instructor, an avid diver, and loves to share his enthusiasm for the outdoors with others.
Bree has been a beloved science teacher for over 13 years providing hands on Marine Science, Genetics, and Biology education for high school students. She has a BS in Biology and a Master's degree in Science Education. She has taught science in traditional K-12 classrooms, museums, and recreational facilities. She has over a decade of experience teaching science at summer camps throughout Birmingham. She loves agriculture, water, national parks, and adventure. Bree is a Dive Master and certified Freediver. Fun fact about Bree is that she has hundreds of house plants.
Austin joined our team as an intern for the summer of 2021 just after getting out of the Marines. He earned his Rescue and Dive Master Scuba Certifications with us and then went on to become a PADI Instructor. He is currently working towards his Master Scuba Diver rating and teaches private classes for us throughout the year. Austin is making plans to pursue a career as a fire fighter and EMT.
Maggie helped us start Family Dive Club back in 2016 when she was a senior in High School at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Since then she has graduated from LSU (on a full ride) with a double major in Marine Biology and Environmental Science and is now in Charleston wrapping her Masters program in Marine Biology. She has spent time researching whales, coral reefs, and oil spills. In addition to her masters work, she is also working towards her Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. When she is not studying, teaching, researching, or diving, she enjoys Yoga, running, and anything else outside.
Craig and Anne will be back with us this summer. Craig is an instructor. He enjoys traveling all over the world and diving with Ann. He makes chain mail jewelry and he picked up classical guitar 4 years ago. Ann is a Dive Master who put off diving for years because she was worried she wouldn't be able to clear her ears. She is a self-proclaimed "fish geek". She loves identifying them, photographing them, and observing their behavior. When she is not diving, you can find her in the air practicing her aerial skills. Craig and Ann own Head Over Heels Gymnastics and are no strangers to working with young people. They are an awesome team. We are exciting to have them both back with us this summer teaching the Advanced and Rescue Campers for their fourth year.
To offer unique, enriching, and active programs for kids; premier personal growth and leadership development for teens; and safe fun Scuba Diving Adventures for the whole family through Scuba Camps, Family Certification Classes, and Family Dive Trips.
To provide students opportunities to dive into nature and to become more connected with their friends, families and the world around them.
To support greater awareness of our oceans, global water issues, and to promote environmental stewardship.
WE OFFER SUMMER SCUBA DIVING PROGRAMS AND CAMPS FOR KIDS, TEENS, AND FAMILIES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA AND AROUND THE WORLD. WE ALSO ORGANIZE SUMMER CAMP, FAMILY ADVENTURES, FAMILY TRIPS, MARINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA. WE ARE BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA'S PREMIER SCUBA DIVING CAMP PROVIDER FOR KIDS AND TEENS OFFERING ENRICHING SUMMER CAMP AND SUMMER SCUBA DIVING PROGRAMS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.