Six Senses Laamu introduces PADI Seal Team programme for kids

Deep Blue Divers, the dive centre at Six Senses Laamu has expanded the array of unique activities offered to their little guests by introducing PADI Seal Team, a special programme designed for children keen to discover the adventures of scuba diving.

Through a series of AquaMissions in the PADI Seal Team programme, young guests of Six Senses Laamu can discover the hidden beauties of the magical underwater world and learn to float effortlessly like a weightless astronaut.

A PADI Seal Team member and dive instructor showing the OK sign under water during an AquaMission. PHOTO/ PADI

Although the two-part programme was originally designed to be conducted in swimming pools, PADI has extended special permission to Deep Blue Divers to carry out the programme in shallow water around the island.

After parental approval has been obtained, the instructors will take the children into the ocean to a maximum depth of 6 feet (1.8 metres) for their first AquaMission. After the successful completion of the fourth AquaMission, the children can advance to 13 feet (4 meters) deep. A further five specialty missions are available to become a Master Seal Team member and children can even do a night dive as one of their missions!

Little VIPs of age eight and above are eligible to sign up for the PADI Seal Team and this course nicely complements the PADI Bubblemaker course also offered at the resort.

“We are delighted to announce another out-of-the-ordinary experience ahead of the school holiday and festive period. Under our Grow With Six Senses programming we make a continuous effort to make the time youngsters spend at Six Senses Laamu an educational and enjoyable experience. Through the PADI Seal Team program we aim to build a generation of young divers who are environmentally aware and promote the sustainable diving experience,” Marteyne van Well, General Manager of Six Senses Laamu, was quoted in a statement, as saying.

Be it Bubblemaker or Seal Team, these PADI courses are bound to create amazing memories for young guests and provide parents with a structured programme that lets their children develop skills, learn about the aquatic environment and have a lot of fun. The friendly and professional team at Deep Blue Divers prides itself on educating children to be better buddies to each other and our fragile underwater world.

Through Seal Team, children learn basic scuba diving skills such as breathing underwater, clearing a mask of water and swimming around experiencing the sensation of being weightless. PHOTO/ PADI

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort located in the Laamu atoll, which lies in the southern part of the Maldives. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the resort prides itself on its commitment to sustainable operations and development as outlined by Agenda 21 and Green Globe Benchmarking.

At Six Senses Laamu, most of the villas and facilities are built overwater. However, beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, a swimming pool with a sunken bar, an ice cream parlour, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both overwater and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

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