The PADI Seal Team is for scuba divers as young as 8 years old who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions. Dive with flashlights at night, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? Learn basic scuba skills and specialty AquaMissions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness, fish ID, search and recovery. The PADI Seal Team includes doing some cool stuff in the pool, meeting new friends and sharing in the adventure of the underwater world. 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.
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. Complete these AquaMissions and become a recognized PADI Seal Team Member. This experience may also count toward the PADI Open Water Diver course when old enough to participate in the course.
Part two, 10 specialty AquaMissions, includes adventures like creature identification, search and recovery diving, and skin diving. Complete all of these and you’ll become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining an elite group of young scuba divers.
Aquamissions are planned in 4 hour half day sessions from 8:00am to 12:00noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Depending on the Seal Team group size and the individuals participating, it would take approximately 5 half day sessions to complete the basic Seal Team training and then the 10 specialty Aquamissions. Plenty of activities to be able to enjoy for the whole week. Pick as few or as many Aquamissions as you like, or add more after you/they have tried it and loved it.
In the PADI Seal Team program, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges and a tank. Extra small tanks, BCD and wetsuits are available, specially designed for kids.