5959 Common Street

Lake Charles, Louisiana








Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5PM

Saturday 10 AM - 12 N



8 AM - 7 PM  Monday - Friday

8 AM - 12 N Saturday







True Blue Watersports is owned and operated locally by Darrell and Cher Walker.

Over the past 18 years, with the help of loyal instructors, staff,  and customers,

True Blue has grown to a premier swim school for all ages from 6 months old to adults.


Cher has a master's degree in Science: Exercise Physiology from McNeese State University, and has an elementary teaching certificate from the University of New Orleans. After 10 years of private school teaching experience, Cher with the help of her husband, opened True Blue Watersports to introduce Lake Area residents to the world of diving.  Her accomplishments include:

    PADI Master Scuba  Diver Instructor

    Past McNeese State University Visiting Lecturer

    Emergency First Response CPR/First Aid Trainer

    American Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer

    Aquatics Swim Instructor

    Member of the Scubapro Platinum Dealers Council

    Past PADI Advisory Council Member



Darrell has been diving for the past 42 years and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and NOAA certified working diver.  Darrell loves introducing new divers to the exciting world of scuba diving as well as instructing seasoned divers in higher levels of certification and specialty courses.


Darrell's primary focus away from True Blue Watersports is running our marine based company, Blue Star Marine.  Darrell is a USCG licensed 100 ton Master and Captain of the M/V Blue Star, M/V Mantis and M/V Tanque. Blue Star Marine operates a launch service to offshore ships, servicing them with resupply of stores and personnel crew changes. In addition, we are proud of his 10 year involvement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Artificial Reef program, maintaining marker and mooring buoys at various reef sites along the Texas coast.


His passion is the sea and believes the precious resource of natural reefs in the Gulf Of Mexico should be cherished and protected for present and future generations.


For more information about the various marine work that Blue Star Marine is involved in please visit www.bluestarmarinela.com



With 12 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers and 8 PADI Divemasters, True Blue's Scuba Staff continues to grow.