5959 Common Street

Lake Charles, Louisiana





Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

SAT 10 am - 2 pm




True Blue Watersports is proud to be a PADI

 (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

5 Star training center.


This rating indicates that True Blue Watersports maintains the highest service levels and standards of excellence in dive retailing and training.


Our training facility, containing a 50’ heated, in-door pool, is not only the largest in the state of Louisiana,

but is the perfect setup for making your experience comfortable and easy.

We promise to do everything in our power to make your scuba diving experience a wonderful and lasting memory!




March 7, 8, 9, 13, 14

6-9:30 PM


March 10, 11, 12   E-Learning

Fri 6-9:30/Sat & Sun 8am-3pm


April 7, 8, 9    E-Learning

Fri 6-9:30/Sat & Sun 8am-3pm


April 28, 29, 30  E-Learning

Fri 6-9:30/Sat & Sun 8am-3pm


April 17 – 21

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM


June 9, 10, 11  E-Learning

Fri 6-9:30/Sat & Sun 8am-3pm


June 15, 16, 19, 20, 21

6-9:30 PM


July 7, 8, 9  E-Learning

 Fri 6-9:30/Sat & Sun 8am-3pm


Additional  2017 Weekday Class

Dates will be posted soon


**Schedules are flexible and can be altered to  accommodate your unique schedule.  What works for you?  Let us  know.


Each student will need to complete the a medical form  if a student answers "yes" to any of the questions,  their physician will need to sign and clear the student for scuba diving on  page 2 of the medical form.






Getting started . . .


1.  You don't have to be a great swimmer to scuba, but you do have to enjoy

      being in the water.


2.  There are two-options to start your course:


    Option One --On site at 5959 Common Street

    Complete your classroom and pool training at True Blue.

    You'll experience scuba diving over a five night schedule,

    diving every single night.  Typically, classes are held from 6:00 - 9:30pm on

    weekdays, and weekend classes are 8 am - 3 pm including on orientation

    6-9:30 PM .


    Option Two --On-line training 

    Complete your classroom training via PADI eLearning.  YES, you can start

    right now with the course content.












     Afterward, True Blue will schedule three 2-hour pool sessions and one




3.  True Blue will provide you with a BCD, regulator, and tanks for all of your

     pool sessions and checkout  dives.  All students need their own mask, fins,

     snorkel, and weights True Blue Watersports relies on the support of their   s

     students and local divers. Therefore, we offer a 10% student discount  on

     gear to encourage our students to buy locally.






    In addition, True Blue will take $50 off your scuba class when you purchase

    your gear. We appreciate our students and want them to enjoy diving with the

    right gear!




     Also, ask us how you can get your CLASS FOR FREE!



4.  After you have completed your classroom and pool training, regardless of

     which option you chose, you  will be ready for your open water checkout

     dives.  A total of four checkout dives are required to complete your

     certification.  Most open water dives take place at Yogi Bear Park/Little Lake

     Charles RV Park in Moss Bluff, although many classes opt to complete these

     dives in Blue Lagoon, Smith Lake, Florida, Cozumel, or Costa Rica.




Just wanted to say a quick hello and thanks again! Not sure if you remember me but you fit me and my boyfriend in last minute for a referral ow course back in October. You guys helped me get started and I just thought you might like to know that I'm now living on a dive boat in Cairns, Australia doing a divemaster internship!


The Great Barrier Reef is absolutely amazing and I get to lead dives on it almost every day! I wouldn't have been eligible for this opportunity if I hadn't gotten my ow certification and you guys helped make that happen. Keep up the awesome work!


Thanks again,

Claire Gilbert


If you would have told me that for the whole week before my 26th birthday I'd be introducing almost 50 young men and women from 8 till 13 to scuba diving, I'd have laughed in your face! This week has been an extraordinary experience! There is honestly no feeling that can compare to impacting a young person's life! Thank you Cher Walker for giving me the opportunity! It is definitely one for the books!


Leven Abshire

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer