PADI Seal Team

PADI Junior Programs

PADI Seal Team and Master Seal Team


Contact us for Seal Team and Master Seal Team dates.



PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions!

The PADI Seal Team allows children to take part in a structured program that lets them develop skills, learn about the aquatic environment and have a lot of good, clean fun.Here's your chance to do some cool stuff in the pool, meet new friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world..

·       Helps children learn responsibility

·       Teaches children about the aquatic environment

·       Is a fun pool-only experience

·       Is conducted by certified, trained PADI Professionals

The PADI Seal Team program is broken into two parts:

·       PADI Seal Team

o   Aquamissions 1 – 5 teach the basics of diving - things like buoyancy control, mask clearing, regulator recovery

o   These skills are a selection of those we learn on the Open Water Diver course

o   Once all skills are completed you become a fully-fledged Seal Team member with your own membership card, badge and wall certificate.

·       PADI Master Seal

o   Aquamissions 6 – 15 reinforce safe diving practices and sample a wide variety of dives.

o   Find out 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 wrecknavigationbuoyancyunderwater photography, environmental awareness and more.

o   Once all ten specialty Aquamissions are completed you become a PADI Master Seal Team member. Congratulations!!

The Seal Team crewpack includes everything a PADI Seal Team member needs to prepare for their AquaMissions:. Seal Team DVD, Activity book and Logbook pages. The Activity Book and DVD help you learn what you need to know for each Aquamission and the Logbook records you progress as you complete each session.

FAQ

What are the prerequisites for the experience?

To take part in the Seal Team experience the following apply:

·       Children must be a minimum of 8 years old.

·       Medical conditions must be met - the medical questions are on the Seal Team Statement which can be found here. These must be answered honestly and truthfully as they relate to the safety of you child whilst diving.

·       They do not have to be accomplished swimmers to take part in the experience but they should be comfortable in the water.

We share pick up/drop off duties with other parents. Can someone else bring my child(ren) along?

Yes and no. A parent or legal guardian must attend with the child(ren) at the first session of a PADI Seal Team program undertaken with Scubaducks Dive Centre.

We set this condition because the paperwork which we require you to fill out has to be completed correctly as it relates to the safety of your child. Part of this relates to a safety briefing which must be heard by both parent and child and requires a signature from each person to show they have listened to this.

All paperwork has to be signed by a parent or legal guardian and we are VERY particular about this. Any mistakes or omissions will result in disappointment as we will not allow the child in the water.

Following this, we will accept children as a group drop-off but we will require a responsible adult to remain on site during the session.

What happens if I answer “Yes” to any of the medical questions?

The medical questionnaire is used to ensure that your child is generally fit to dive and must be answered truthfully. If there are any positive answers then this does not necessarily rule them out from diving but they must receive approval from your GP. We use an additional medical questionnaire which contains a form for your GP to sign as well as some notes for their consideration.

Can I start the course and get medical approval prior to final sign-off?

No. We are required to ensure participants are fit to dive before they are accepted on to the experience and we must have a GPs approval if any conditions have been noted.

Can I persuade you to overlook this answer or give me a fresh form to fill out?

No. None of our staff are medically trained and as such are not in a position to make judgement calls on whether a particular individual is medically fit to dive. As the forms are a self-certification they should be completed honestly – if any of our staff become aware of medical conditions subsequently then they will require a GPs sign-off before allowing the child to continue with the course.

Please, please, please, can I persuade you to overlook this answer or give me a fresh form to fill out? Pretty please?

No.

When do you run Seal Team?

Seal Team is run fortnightly at the weekend - the course calendar can be found here

How long does the session take?

Seal Team sessions will last around 2 hours.

Where does the session take place?

We have a pool on-site in Aylesbury. This is heated so there won’t be any problem keeping warm.

What gear do I need?

All you will need to bring along a swimming costume and towel – everything else is provided for you.

I have completed my Master Seal Team course – what next?

That’s great. Now you can become a member of our Junior Divers club and take part in our regular club sessions. This will keep your scuba skills fresh and help you to become a better diver.

Following on from this you can enrol on the PADI Junior Open Water course to become a certified scuba diver!!