The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions. Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty AquaMissions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness and more. PADI Seal Team includes doing some cool stuff in the pool, meeting 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 first step of SEAL Team is five pool and class sessions.
This portion includes videos, quizzes and games, question and answer sessions and….of course...diving in the pool. Many of the topics we cover discuss problem solving under the water. What if my mask leaks? What if my regulator comes out of my mouth? What if the instructor steals my fin? We have loads of games to play to keep the kids engaged and they can bring snacks for the post pool class when we fill in our log books.
Pool and class are completed one dive at a time...one day at a time. We are happy to set up a schedule that works for your family. Monday to Friday during the day, evenings on a certain night, or weekends. All classes will depend on pool availability. Classes hold a maximum of 2 students per instructor. Children are welcome to wear a wet suit or a rash guard and (for sanitary reasons) will be expected to provide their own mask and snorkel.
After the pool and class sessions - the fun really starts. The shop will host a series of 10 Aquamissions that cover various dive specialties. Photography, Search and Recovery, Night Diving, Creature ID, and much more. Each adventure dive will teach a respect for the environment, focus on safety and FUN...FUN...FUN.
Kids must be a minimum of 8 years old to join the PADI SEAL Team. The program is designed for kids 8 and 9...although we will also accept 10 and 11 years old's.
Did you know that at the age of 10 years old, kids can actually complete the adult program and become Junior Open Water Divers? Ask us about that, or see the Open Water Diver section to learn more!
The 5 Pool and Class sessions are $259 plus GST. Includes all dive gear, and Seal log book.
Aquamissions are $40. each plus GST.
Do you have questions? Ask Gertie, Scott and Tony who will be your children's Instructor during the SEAL Program. They will be delighted to discuss the possibilities with you, and look at booking a date that works for you and your family. Call the shop!
Are you looking to learn to scuba dive as a family? ASK US ABOUT FAMILY CLASSES
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