PADI Seal Team is a fun, safe learn to scuba dive program. It’s ideal for kids aged 8 and over – or anyone under 15 who’s not quite ready to learn to dive in the open water.
This internationally recognised program teaches basic dive skills in the heated pool at our 5-Star PADI Dive Centre in Cairns.
The Seal Team program is split into five weekly sessions or “Aquamissions”. Each includes a short briefing and a knowledge session, followed by pool time where children can try out their new skills and play fun underwater games.
At the end of five sessions, children will officially be certified PADI Seal Team divers! They’ll receive a certificate, a t-shirt and a decal for their logbook, and celebrate with a graduation day trip to the Frankland Islands! This is included in the course and includes a guided snorkel tour and island walk. Special rates apply for accompanying family members.
After completing their first five Aquamissions, children can progress to our Master Seal Team program, held over nine more weekly sessions. During these sessions they’ll complete a further 10 specialty Aquamissions.
These include a night dive, navigation, buoyancy control, snorkel skills, underwater photography, creature identification, safety and rescue skills and wreck diving.
After completing all 10 Aquamissions, Master Seal Team members get a graduation day trip to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!
Children aged 10 years or over can become certified scuba divers with a PADI Open Water Course.
We want to make scuba diving an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone. Here’s how we’ll keep kids safe during our PADI Seal Team sessions:
Stay tuned for our next Seal Team start dates!
4:30pm: Check in, setup/paperwork
4:45pm: Pool time – skills session
5:15pm: Pool games
6pm: Shower and parent pick up
8:15am: Check in at Turtle Islander boat, Deeral (45 minute drive from Cairns)
8:30am: Departure and morning tea. The crew will provide an outline of the day’s activities, including:
3:30-4pm: Return to Deeral
Please note some medical conditions including asthma and ADD medication may prevent your child from diving. A medical statement must be filled out for each participant. Please contact us before booking if you have any queries.