The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? These 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.
Kids love learning more about scuba diving with the PADI Seal Team Aquamissions
The Fun Part
The best part of the Specialty AquaMissions is they reinforce safe diving skills while the kids are having fun. PADI Seals get to sample a wide variety of dives.
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 You Learn
The PADI Seal Team program is broken into two parts.
Part one, AquaMissions 1 – 5, teaches kids the basics of diving – things like buoyancy control, mask clearing, regulator recovery, etc. This is a 4 hour session.
After building a solid foundation of scuba skills, kids move on to part two. Part two is full of specialty AquaMissions, each of which are run over 5 pool sessions which usually last about 2 hours and include 2 dives.
PADI Seal Team
Helps children learn responsibility
Teaches children about the aquatic environment
Is a fun pool-only experience
Is conducted by certified, trained PADI Professionals
The Scuba Gear You Use
Children use all the basic scuba gear, which is made for their size and stature.
Check with your local dive shop about gear rentals and packages offered with this program; you can find most everything at the scuba diving shop.
To participate in PADI Seal Team, a child must be at least 8 years old
Your Next Adventure
Upon successful completion of the first five AquaMissions, students become a PADI Seal Team members. Upon successful completion of 10 additional specialty Aqua Missions, students become Master Seal Team members
AquaMission – Creature ID Specialist
- Identify at least one aquatic creature by name.
- Identify at least one aquatic creature using a hand signal.
AquaMission – Environmental Specialist
- Demonstrate a feet-high, head-low search position used in underwater clean-ups.
- Perform a basic search pattern used in underwater cleanups
AquaMission – Inner Space Specialist
- Become neutrally buoyant. Gently rise and fall in a controlled manner, using inhalation and exhalation.
- Hover without kicking or sculling.
AquaMission -Navigation Specialist
- Demonstrate how to set a compass heading.
- Demonstrate how to position a compass while diving.
- Demonstrate how to estimate distance underwater using kick strokes.
AquaMission -Night Specialist
- Demonstrate how to use a dive light.
AquaMission -Safety Specialist
- Demonstrate a pre-dive safety check with a buddy.
- Demonstrate a cramp removal on self and buddy.
- Throw a rescue line or float.
- Establish buoyancy on the surface for both self and buddy.
- Tow another diver.
AquaMission – Search and Recovery Specialist
- Use an underwater search pattern to find lost objects.
- Lift a small object using a lift bag.
AquaMission – Skin Diver Specialist
- Snorkel swim at the surface without using hands.
- Control the airway while breathing through a snorkel.
- Clear a snorkel using the blast method.
- Clear a partially flooded mask while snorkeling on the surface.
AquaMission – Snapshot Specialist
- Use an underwater camera using basic underwater photo composition principles.
AquaMission – Wreck Specialist
- Demonstrate buoyancy control.
- Measure a submerged simulated wreck and record measurements on a slate
The Aqua Missions allow minors to simulate the same dive experiences as parents or older siblings, while reinforcing safe diving practices and having plenty fun. In addition, it provides parents with a structured program that lets their children develop skills, learn about the aquatic environment and prepare themselves for their future diving adventures with the rest of the family.
When kids are 12 years old, they can take complete the Junior PADI Open Water Diver certification.
We have accommodation to suit all budgets, from shared rooms to bungalows with a private pool
** All itineraries & schedules are weather permitting, sea conditions, currents, tide, minimum numbers and may change without prior notice as the instructors see fit.
* Rates are only valid for bookings paid via internet!.