PADI Youth Programs Seal Team Course

Are you looking for a challenge, but still want to have fun? Want to dive more like the adults and do what they do underwater?

The PADI Seal Team is for younger scuba divers who are looking a challenge and action-packed fun in a swimming pool. Seal Team gives a sense of achievement 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.

The Best Part

The best part about PADI Seal Team is the sense of accomplishment and excitement you will get from completing the Aquamissions and Specialty Aquamissions!

What will you learn?

The PADI Seal Team program teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm. It’s broken down into two sections

Section one consists of AquaMissions 1 – 5 which include:

  • basic scuba diving skills
  • breathing underwater
  • clearing a mask of water
  • recovering a regulator
  • swimming with scuba

Each session will take about an hour. Once completed you will become a recognized PADI Seal Team Member. Your experience may also count toward the PADI Open Water Diver course when you’re old enough to participate in the course.

Section two consists of ten specialty AquaMissions, including adventures like creature identification, search and recovery diving, and skin diving. Once completed  you’ll become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining a special gang of young scuba divers.

What will you do?

Here the ten Aquamissions & some of the activities involved:

Creature ID Specialist
Identify at least one aquatic creature by name.
Identify at least one aquatic creature using a hand

Environmental Specialist
Perform a basic search pattern used in underwater

Inner Space Specialist
Use the low-pressure inflator to become neutrally
Hover without kicking or sculling.

Navigation Specialist
Demonstrate how to set a compass heading.
Demonstrate how to position a compass while diving.

Night Specialist

Demonstrate how to use a dive light.

Safety Specialist
Demonstrate a cramp removal on self and buddy.
Establish buoyancy on the surface for both self and buddy.
Tow another diver.

AquaMission Search and Recovery Specialist
Use an underwater search pattern to find lost objects.
Lift a small object using a lift bag.

Skin Diver Specialist
Snorkel swim at the surface without using hands.
Clear a snorkel using the blast method.

Snapshot Specialist

Use an underwater camera using basic underwater photo composition principles.

Wreck Specialist
Measure a submerged simulated wreck and record
measurements on a slate.


To join the PADI Seal Team, you must be 8 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but children should be comfortable in the water. Parental consent is required.

What will you get?

Apart from the awesome sense of accomplishment you’ll get from becoming a PADI Seal Team Diver, you can also PADI Seal Team Crew-Pack. This includes a video, activity book with puzzles, and a log book.

Your Next Adventure

The next step is PADI Junior Open Water diver. Once you reach the age of 12 you can enrol to become a PADI certified Diver!