PADI Seal Team
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights or float effortlessly like an astronaut? The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions.
Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty AquaMissions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness and more.
The PADI Seal Team program teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm and is 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.
Each session takes about an hour so complete these AquaMissions and become a recognized PADI Seal Team Member!
Part Two (AquaMissions 6-15)
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.
To participate in the Seal Team AquaMissions you’ve got to be 8 years of age, feel comfortable in the water and have parental approval (mandatory).
All materials, junior dive equipment, insurance, pool sessions are included in the Seal Team program.
The 15 AquaMissions can be taken separately. Discounts when booking multiple AquaMissions are available.
Junior Open Water Certification
The Junior Open Water Diver course is similar to the adult certification program and prepares kids to become full-fledged divers when they are of age. To begin the program, students must be at least 10 years old, able to swim and be ready to dive in the ocean.
To ensure that young divers don’t exceed their limits, the Junior Open Water certification comes with restrictions. Divers 10-11 years old must dive with a Professional or a certified parent or guardian, and dives cannot exceed 12 meters (40 ft). Divers 12-14 years old must dive with a certified adult and dives cannot exceed 18 meters (60 ft).
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After receiving a Junior Open Water certification, young divers twelve and older may continue to increase their experience and certification levels (see list below). In these courses, dives may reach a max depth of 21 meters (70 ft).
- Junior Advanced Open Water
- Junior Rescue
- Junior Master Scuba Diver
After the age of 15, depth and buddy restrictions default to those of a regular Open Water Diver. Divers who were initially certified as a junior diver and wish to receive a new card that simply says ‘Open Water Diver’, can order a replacement through Viking Diving Center or via the PADI website. The new card will automatically be printed without the word ‘Junior’ based on the diver’s age when the card is ordered.