The PADI Seal Team programme is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool, by doing exciting scuba Aqua Missions. Children can do some cool stuff in the pool, meet friends, and share in the adventure of the underwater World.
The PADI Seal Team programme 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 PADI Open Water Diver certification.
Sessions are held in our pool in Telford, Shropshire. Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers.
What do I learn?
PADI Seals get to sample a wide variety of dives. They can find out what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut.
Aqua Missions one to five teach kids the basics of diving. This includes things like buoyancy control, mask clearing, and regulator recovery. Upon successful completion of the first five Aqua Mission pool sessions, students become PADI Seal Team members. The PADI Seal Team programme costs £170 including all materials and equipment.
After building a solid foundation of scuba skills, kids move on to part two. Part two is full of specialty AquaMissions, which again usually last about an hour. Upon successful completion of ten additional specialty Aqua Missions, students become Master Seal Team members. The PADI Master Seal Team programme costs £200 all inclusive.
The Seal Team programme:
– Helps children learn responsibility
– Teaches children about the aquatic environment
– Is a fun pool-only experience
– Is conducted by certified, trained PADI Professionals
What does it involve?
Each PADI Seal Team AquaMission session lasts approximately one hour.
Your child does not need any prior experience to take part in the PADI Seal Team program, but it is a natural progression following a PADI Bubblemaker experience. Your child needs to be at least 8 years old, and in good health.
Once you have booked in with Immerse School of Diving you will need to complete a few forms including a Medical Statement. Please ensure you read this in full before your session. If you answer “yes” to any question on the Medical Statement your child will need medical clearance before you can dive – see our FAQs for further information.
On arrival we will introduce your child to any other participants who are joining their session, and conduct a short briefing. They will need their normal swimming equipment, a towel, and a t-shirt is advised.
What is next?
Once your child completes a PADI Bubblemaker program, you’ll want to check out the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification course which will teach your child everything they need to know to become a scuba diver once they are 10 years’ of age.