5959 Common Street

Lake Charles, Louisiana






Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

SAT 10 am - 2 pm




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

Over the past 15 years, with the help of loyal instructors, staff,  and customers,

True Blue has grown to a PADI 5 Star Center,  Scubapro Platinum Dealer,

and most importantly, a place to discover and enjoy the WORLD OF DIVING.


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

    Aquatics Swim Instructor

    Member of the Scubapro Platinum Dealers Council

    Past PADI Advisory Council Member



Darrell has been diving for the past 37 years and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. 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 supporting Blue Star Marine, a local marine based company.  Darrell is a USCG licensed 100 ton Master and Captain of the M/V Mantis and M/V Tanque. 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.

PADI Divemasters

Lee Bond

Ellen Bradley

Ron Johnson

Carl Kiser

Chris Lemoine

Kyle Miers

Trey Procell

Jason Stewart

Hank Thompson


PADI Master Scuba Diver Instructors

Leven Abshire

P-nut Bearb

Jason Billings

Tom Bradley

DeWayne Corley

Angela Guidry

JC Lane

Ryan Mareno

AJ Ruffer

Rock Palermo

Cher Walker

Darrell Walker


With 12 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers and 9 PADI Divemasters, True Blue's Scuba Staff continues to grow.