Through our various programs, SEAKERS Aquatic Adventures dedicates its outreach focus on enriching the lives of the people within our community. Our programs are designed to help each participant realize the many ways God has blessed their lives by exploring His kingdom through a different lens. With a focus on quality over quantity, we work individually with every SEAKER with a goal of increasing self-confidence, of developing healthy relationships with family and peers, and of finding a renewed path for growth both personally and professionally.
Performance Learning Center
Believe, Belong, Become Program
As our largest outreach program, SEAKERS teams instructors and certified divers with students from the Cabarrus County Performance Learning Center (PLC). The PLC is a small, non-traditional high school geared toward students who are not succeeding in a traditional high school setting. Each year SEAKERS offers scholarships to these students that provides them the opportunity to become NAUI Open Water divers at no cost. Those students who remain active in the program have the opportunity to receive professional level certification through Professional Scuba/Cylinder Inspectors, earn internships at Open Water Adventures and even become NAUI certified divemasters and instructors with employment opportunities around the world.
Adaptive Diver and
Whether in the swimming pool or in the ocean, SEAKERS instructor, Dr. Shannon McAteer, works with divers with a wide range disabilities, or, as we like to say, ABILITIES! As an active status instructor with the Handicap Scuba Association, Dr. McAteer can introduce the amazing underwater world to people who never thought it possible.
Additionally, SEAKERS offers training to certified divers who wish to become adaptive diver buddies. This program not only teaches divers special techniques to buddy with divers with disabilities, it also lets divers experience what its like to dive without sight, without the use of legs and without the use of arms in a controlled environment.
Royal Oaks Elementary Rocket
Through the Water Swim Scholarship
New for 2019, SEAKERS is offering students at Royal Oaks Elementary in Cabarrus County the opportunity to receive free swimming lessons from Open Water Adventures Swim School. Royal Oaks students interested in applying for the program can do so online by clicking the button below.
Kid's Scuba Camp
New in 2019, SEAKERS will offer a summer scuba camp open for between the ages of 12 and 16. The camp will be held in Concord, NC from June 17-23. The price of the camp includes all materials, academics, pool sessions and open water sessions. Campers can also use SEAKERS dive equipment throughout the course so there are no rental fees. At the end of the week, everyone completing the course will receive their open water certification! All proceeds from the camp will be used to help fund the SEAKERS summer mission trip in July.