We have made significant modifications to our usual camp structure to allow for more distancing and less exposure to other campers. We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic in an attempt to consider all aspects of health and safety for campers and staff. In addition, we will follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the ACA (American Camp Association), DAN (Diver's Alert Network), and all local safety ordinances.
Through applied skills we use SCUBA Diving to teach young people important life skills such as leadership, organization, focus, awareness, safety, communication, self-confidence, decision making, and responsibility. Our students learn to engage with others and the world around them. These valuable skills prepare young people to thrive in a changing world.
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, www.bluewaterparkal.com, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm.
Price for Scuba Camp includes:
- PADI Open Water Scuba Instruction
- All classroom materials including text book, log book and PADI Dive Planner
- Camp t-shirt
- Use of all the big scuba equipment (BC, Reg, wet suit, tanks, weights).
Not included in the camp fee:
Mask, Snorkel and fins.
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. www.scubaventuresinc.com
Family Dive Club offers an option for Teens to earn their PADI Advanced Certification.
The Advanced Course helps young divers take their diving to the next level. Under the supervision of PADI professionals, campers will be exposed to a variety of new underwater activities such as advanced navigation techniques, search and recovery, deep diving, wreck diving, underwater photography, advanced buoyancy skills, enriched air nitrox, etc.
Students will have the opportunity to log at least 10 supervised dives during the week at camp while they earn their Advanced Certification. In addition, they will add new skills and greater self confidence in the water.
The most advanced certification for divers younger than age 18 is Master Scuba Diver. A diver who earns a Rescue Certification, 50 dives, and 5 specialty certifications will earn their Master Scuba Diver Certification. If a camper is interested in pursuing their Master Scuba Diver rating, they can add one of the following specialties to the week of Advanced Camp for an additional $65.00. (Buoyancy, photography, wreck). For an additional $185 they can earn their Enriched Air Nitrox Certification which also counts as a specialty towards Master Scuba Diver.
CAMP FEE: $725.00
SESSION I: JUNE 6-10, 2022
SESSION II: JUNE 13-17, 2022
CAMP HOURS: M-F - 9:00-3:00
LOCATION: BLUE WATER SCUBA PARK IN PELHAM, AL
A Specialty Certification is when a student makes 5 dives in a specific area of interest, for example underwater photography, wreck diving, advanced buoyancy skills, etc.
For our campers who already have an Advanced Scuba Certification, we are now offering an opportunity to work towards a PADI Rescue Certification.
- 12 y/o, Advanced Scuba Certification
- CPR/First Aid Certification within the last 24 months.
(We will be offering American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification in the spring in preparation for camp. Contact us directly if you are interested in signing up for this.)
5 reasons to take the PADI Rescue Course:
1. To improve Scuba skills and confidence in the water .
2. To improve Underwater Navigation Skills.
3. To be prepared for any emergency.
4. It's the last course before the PADI Dive Master Course.
5. IT'S LOADS OF FUN!!!
CAMP FEE: $725.00
SESSION I: JUNE 13-17, 2022
CAMP HOURS: M-F - 9:00-3:00
LOCATION: BLUE WATER SCUBA PARK
This enriching and adventurous week-long summer camp is primarily focused on the tropical marine environment. It is designed for campers ages 8-11 and is based out of Blue Water Park in Pelham, AL www.bluewaterpark.al.com. Kid's Ocean Camp is a fun mix of daily ocean-related STEAM Science experiments, crafts, games, songs, and activities. Campers have daily opportunities to swim, snorkel, and even try out Scuba gear in shallow water. All in-water activities are supervised and facilitated by trained professionals. Campers will have fun, make new friends and become ambassadors for the magical marine environment. Their new learning will translate into increased awareness, caring, and hope for our oceans and our environment. Camp fee includes a camp t-shirt, and a one time snorkel set that includes mask, snorkel, and fins to keep. Returning campers must bring their own set. Returning campers who are 10 and 11 years old who would like to explore scuba diving more in depth are eligible for Seal Team. Returning campers who have already participated in Seal Team are eligible to participate in Master Seal Team.
CAMP FEE: $415.00
(Includes MASK, FINS, AND SNORKEL, TO KEEP: note - the snorkel set is for first time campers only. Returning campers must bring their own set or purchase a new set (Mask - $35, Fins - $35, Snorkel - $18)
DATE: June 20-24, 2022
CAMP HOURS: M-F 9:00-3:00
LOCATION: BLUE WATER PARK AL
Do your little ones dream of being a mermaid or merman? Are you wanting them to improve their water skills and gain confidence in the water? Are you looking for an active, fun, and enriching summer opportunity unlike any other? If so then welcome to our most magical summer camp of all. Our youngest campers will engage in daily Merfolk related crafts, snacks, experiments, and games. They will learn how to swim safely with a Monofin and gain confidence in the water. They will make new friends, stay safe, have fun, learn about their Magical Merfolk ocean habitat and become real little mermaids and mermen. Their new learning will last long after camp is over and so will the memories. Strong swimming skills are not required. They will be instructed and supervised by trained professionals at all times. Safety is our primary concern. We treat each child in the water as if they are our own. The camp fee includes a camp T-shirt and an authentic Mermaid Linden Monofin (note: mermaid skin not included in camp fee).
CAMP FEE: $385 (INCLUDES ONE-TIME MONO FIN TO KEEP)
JUNE 20-23, 2021 note: this camp is Mon-Thurs.
CAMP HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9:00-3:00
Location: Blue Water Scuba Park, Pelham, AL