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, U/W Navigation, Peak Buoyancy, U/W 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 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.
The program is in two separate parts:
Part One: Covers Aqua Missions 1-5 and, upon completion, each child is awarded the PADI Seal Team Certification and becomes an official PADI Seal Team Member.
In Part One, Aqua Missions 1-5 cover the basics of scuba diving, such as how to use scuba gear, breathing under water from your regulator, how to communicate under water, how to clear your mask, how to recover our regulator, techniques for equalisation, how to breath from your buddy’s alternate regulator and how to float effortlessly like an astronaut.
Part Two: PADI Seals can continue the fun and exploration by undertaking a further 10 Speciality Aqua Missions and become a Master Seal Team Member.
In Part Two, you will become a PADI Master Seal team member through completing 10 speciality Aqua Missions. Each mission will introduce new challenges, skills and underwater experiences including search and recovery diving, wreck diving, navigation specialist, night specialist, inner space specialist, environmental specialist, creature ID specialist,, safety specialist, skin diver specialist and snap shot specialist. Aqua Missions 6-15 can be completed in any order. Once 10 speciality Aqua Missions have been completed you’ll become a Master Seal Team member, joining an elite group of young scuba divers.
For Aqua Missions part one and part two every child will have a log book and an activity book to complete. There is also a Seal Team DVD to help reinforce safe diving skills.
Seal Team (Part One) 5 week Aqua Mission program:
Master Seal (Part Two) 10 week Aqua Mission program:
* CREATURE ID SPECIALIST – Learn to identify underwater creatures
* ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST – Learn skills to keep the environment clean
* INNER SPACE SPECIALIST – Explore weightlessness in the pool
* NAVIGATION SPECIALIST – Find your way underwater with a cool compass * SAFETY SPECIALIST – Learn about underwater safety and help others
* SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALIST – Use a lift bag, tie knots and find things
* SKIN DIVER SPECIALIST – Learn to use your snorkel in the pool
* SNAPSHOT SPECIALIST – Use an underwater camera to take pictures
* WRECK SPECIALIST – Dive on a “shipwreck” in the pool and map it
Children use all the basic scuba gear (Tank, BCD & Regulator), which is made for their size and stature.
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 . . .
To participate in PADI Seal Team, a child must be at least 8 years old
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. When kids are 10 years old, they can complete the Junior PADI Open Water Diver certification.