PADI Seal Team
The Seal Team program is scuba diving for kids! Young divers between the ages of 8-12 who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool get to complete exciting scuba “AquaMissions”. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with torches, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? There are AquaMissions that introduce you to wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more. Here’s your chance to do some cool stuff in the pool, meet friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world.
The best part of the Seal Team AquaMissions is that they reinforce safe diving skills while the kids are having fun. PADI Seals get to sample a wide variety of dives and learn fundamental dive skills in a controlled and safe environment. In addition, it provides parents with a structured program that lets their children develop skills, learn about the aquatic environment and have a lot of good, clean fun. This is also an excellent way to introduce kids to scuba diving prior to full Open Water Diver certification.
What will I do?
The PADI Seal Team program teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm. It’s broken into two parts.
Part one, AquaMissions 1 – 5, covers basic scuba diving skills, such as breathing underwater, clearing a mask of water, recovering a regulator and swimming around experiencing the sensation of being weightless. The buddy system also encourages them to form bonds and friendships as they tackle challenges together and share common goals. After building a solid foundation of scuba skills, kids move on to part two.
Part two consists of a series of 10 specialty AquaMissions, each with a different focus – underwater photography, inner-space and night diver being personal favourites! The specialty missions give children an opportunity to explore more specialised dive techniques, while continuing to build on their fundamental skills and keeping the learning experience fresh and exciting.
Complete all of these and you’ll become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining an elite group of young scuba divers.
What scuba gear will I use?
Children use all the basic scuba gear, which is specifically sized for their age and stature with smaller mouthpieces, jackets, fins, wetsuits and cylinders.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
To join the PADI Seal Team, a child must be 8 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water. Parental approval is required.
How do I start?
Calling all Seal Team recruits: The Seal Team crewpak includes everything a PADI Seal Team member needs to prepare for their AquaMissions. Video on DVD? Check! Activity book? Check! Log book pages? Check! You are now cleared for an underwater adventure . . .