PADI Seal Team Program
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than 40 years experience, over 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive shops and resorts throughout the world, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere in the world.
PADI Seal Team Program
The PADI Seal Team program is an exciting underwater activity-filled introduction to the world of diving. The PADI Seal Team program gives children a chance to swim around underwater and experience adventure, discovery and thrills. It also provides parents or guardians with a structured program that allows their children to develop skills, learn about the aquatic realm and have a lot of good, clean fun.
Getting Kids on the Team
To become official members of the PADI Seal Team, kids must complete the first five of 15 AquaMissions. These activities develop fundamental scuba skills and knowledge while preparing kids for further adventure. Children learn about diving by watching the PADI Seal Team video, through the PADI Seal Team AquaMission Activity Book, and during pre-dive briefings with their PADI Instructor.
Each AquaMission consists of a briefing, a skill session, and a game or activity. Completing the pool dive and answering challenge questions in their PADI Seal Team AquaMission Logbooks earns young divers an AquaMission decal. Finishing AquaMissions one through five, which is equivalent to completing the skills in Confined Water Dive One from the Open Water Diver Course, means youngsters are PADI Seal Team members!
Receiving a PADI Seal Team member card and wall certificate recognizes their accomplishments and allows them to work toward PADI Master Seal Team recognition.
For 8-9 year olds to experience SCUBA in safety of the pool. Young divers can earn their Seal Team rating after 5 pool sessions. The program includes educational information but is centered around having fun. We have a variety of games as well as dive skill training.
After becoming Seals, they can then achieve the Master Seal rating by completing 5 more sessions. Activities in the Master program can include Navigation, Search and Recovery, Buoyancy, Photography, Night Diver and more.
As part of their PADI Seal Team membership, PADI Seals have access to a special website designed for young divers, www.padisealteam.com. There, young divers can learn more about the PADI Seal Team through character bios and they can read about the PADI Seal Team and Specialty AquaMissions.
Our Spring/Summer Seal Team is forming now. The sessions are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month and will start June 8th.. Cost for the class(es) are $60 for the first session and book & DVD, and $30 for each pool session thereafter.