Students join a certification dive trip with Bayou Divers PADI Instructors at Blue Water Park to complete your PADI Certification. Includes 2 dives per day.
Email the following info: name, dates attending, and size for rental gear. If you are wearing one of our wetsuits we recommend getting sized at the shop before your trip.
Saturday: Arrive at Blue Water Park in Pelham, AL by 9:00 am. Sign in with a Bayou Divers staff member at the Bayou Divers trailer. This is where your gear will be. We will be parked as close to the water as possible. Once everyone has their gear, the group will be lead to a platform where your instructors will orient you on the next steps. There will be 2 dives. Classroom size and how quickly students retain skills will depend on when you will be dismissed. Bayou Divers will provide snacks and drinks for the day. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments as well. You will take your gear with you on Saturday evening.
Sunday: Arrive at Blue Water Park by 9:00 am with gear. Sign in at Bayou Divers trailer. Your instructors will guide you on 2 dives. After your 2 skills dives you will have the opportunity to explore the quarry with your instructors and enjoy and refine your new underwater skills under the direct supervision of the instructors. Once diving is complete, we will finish paperwork and you will leave the park a Certified PADI diver!
1. Log Book
2. Park Fees ($30/day) *subject to change without notice
3. Dive Boots and personal gear you want to use
Bayou Divers will provide masks and fins for certification students, however, for your comfort we recommend purchasing your own. We have a large selection at our shop and can help you choose the mask and fins that will best suit your needs. As we say - The better the fit, the better the dive!
There are many hotel and Airbnb options in Pelham, AL. Here are a few hotels close to the park.
1. Best Western Plus Oak Mountain Inn
100 Bishop Circle, Pelham, AL
2. Holiday Inn Express & Suites
260 Cahaba Valley Rd. Pelham, AL
3. Comfort Suites
2235 Pelham Pkway, Pelham/Hoover, Pelham, AL
Address: 100 Industrial Dr. Pelham, AL
1. Take I-20 East
2. Keep left to stay on I-20 toward Meridian.
3. Keep right to take exit 106 onto I-459 North toward Gadsden/Atlanta
4. Take Exit 6 toward Helena/Bessemer
5. Keep right to take exit 6 onto Morgan Rd.
6. Turn left onto Helena Rd./AL 261
7. Turn right onto 4th Avenue/CR 52. Continue on CR 52
8. Turn left onto Lee St.
9. Turn left into the park