KSC Grand Bahamas Parent Poems 2009




By: Diane Boudreau


I sat back and watched

All the people who came

From here & from there

To Pelican Bay.


The big ones,

The little ones,

Across many miles

But each one of them sharing

A fabulous smile.


From SASY to Seals

To Jr. Open Water & Teens,

The joy that I’ve seen

Is what life’s all about.


Families sharing precious time together

And aren’t we blessed we escaped the bad weather.

Kids Sea Camp is great for folks of all ages,

And now I have great memories to write on my pages.

So now that our week is coming to a close,

Isn’t is great Grand Bahama we chose?!



By: Cameron Boudreau


Kids Sea Camp is great.

There is lots to do


I played and I ate

And I did some diving too.



By: The Diemer Family


The seas were angry that day my friends

And could the Cetacea make it round the bends.


She could only make a left-hand turn

But we had to be careful so our last engine wouldn’t die.


Chris managed an epic docking.

That there was no damage was quite shocking.


The engineers made all the repairs

So the next day the divers would have no cares.


The ocean was calm (actually, like glass)

Blair House and Ben’s hole really kicked some…..


Came up from the dive and knew there were troubles,

But nothing to do with nitrogen bubbles!


Alas, our second engine again passed away

But Christina was there to save the day!


The divers were starving and needed lunch choices,

But how was pot roast the favorite amongst all the voices?


The Sea Explorer came to save us from the ordeal

But all we could ponder was our next meal!


Bow to stern, starboard to port,

The crew worked together like a team sport.


Back to home base and across the ladder

I ran to bathroom to empty my bladder.


Another Kids Sea Camp adventure we’ve had

And leaving our friends here will make us quite sad.


Looking forward to next camp; it will be a blast.

Here’s hoping our surface interval goes by fast.



By: Renee Fini


I plunge into the warm ocean waters of Grand Bahama,

Finally, I get to breathe…


Sharks all around me stirring up the soft sand,

Finally, I get to breathe and watch in amazement.


Children hanging out with the crew, relieving me of my parental duties,

Finally, I get to breathe thanks to the crew.


Knowing we are not the only family with a million things to do when we get back home,

Finally, I get to breathe…


Using a new DC 10000 thanks to Joe and SeaLife Cameras,

Finally, I get some memories to take home for once.


Can’t wait to book a new Kids Sea Camp vacation for our family.


An encounter

By: Svetlana Avramov-Zamurovic


Clouds gather to meet the ocean, dark purple and blue.

Wind scatters white crests.

Boat takes time to anchor letting waves come on the deck.

Divers focus on fixing the gear.


I take a stride and penetrate the belly of the ocean.

It swallows me firmly, sucking in my body into its silence.

The water is murky, distant in its vast depth.

I look around respectfully, making out only shadows of the fish.

Schools move gently, hesitant to suddenly change their shape,

Sharks cruise freely; they own the sea.


Once the feeding session starts a dozen fish come in.

Each body strong, but twisted in its attempt to reach bait.

I watch and yearn for the swarm to last.


One shark becomes quiet and the feeder brings it to me.

My hand reaches out before my brain can process the balance between fear and curiosity.

The mysterious creature is mine to feel for a split moment.

Skin’s soft side bonds to my hand and

I realize that underneath the mussel is a solid rock,

Showing off the ancient nature’s marvel.


I move my hand up and the harsh side grabs my palm.

And then, like a lightning the shark moves,

Its tail comes under my arm and takes away my breather, my only source of life.


I was calm putting it back,

For that was the only way I would remember for generation that

I encountered a creature of a different world and understood its power.


KSC Bonaire Parent Poems

Bonaire Kids Sea Camp family dive Adventures.  for kids and families that love to dive and travel and learn about the sea.  Come travel with Margo Peyton and boost your creativity.

     By Cambell Robinson


Beautiful    Ocean

Neve rending fun

Anomie Incredible  Reefs Eels


By: Holt Robinson & Ann Enright

Rogest transformed a tree

To a moose to an evil piece of broccoli.

Cambells scuba skills morphed from

Hesitation to utter elation and now

A prospect for the next Scuba-opoly


Connor and Jack made Kids Sea Camp

Week 2 complete with C-cards

Teen diving and now respectful

Stewards of the Blue


Ann and Holt well we had a blast

Great Buddy Dives and out kids

Certified divers at last.


Another wonderful weeks come and gone

New friends, our kids and divers one

May your year be good and full of joy

We’ll see you again on our next Sea Camp Ahoy 



By:Stephanie Van Zandt


Swirls of pink and purple litter the evening sky

A majestic schooner silently sails by

Stars peek out over Brandaris Hill

The day time chatter of songbirds goes still

The magic  of dusk in Bonaire  gives a happy sigh.  


By: The Carney’s

From many a region, rare and creed

Waving but one flag-we’ve all agreed


A textile of red with one white sash

Kids Sea Camp is on, so quick lets dash


Book the airfare, pack the gear

It’s time for the highlight of our year


Leave at home the trials of every day

Grab the kids and lets go play


New friends and memories to be made

And of course the sea life on parade!


Sadly the week must come to a close

Where to next? Ask Margo-she knows          


By: Rob Parker

This year we decided to go to Bonaire

To swim in the salt & breathe fresh air-

Kids Sea Camp is filled with wonderful treasures

Time spent with you is one of our greatest pleasure

The dives we do are so much fun

When bedtime comes, teens are still on the run

This week as always it comes too soon

Next year we’ll do it again, starting June?            




Sung to Jingle Bells By: Wakely Family



Kids Sea Camp, Kids Sea camp

We’re having heaps of fun

We love to dive

And we love to swim

And we love to sit in the sun


Kids Sea Camp. Kids Sea camp

Buddy Dive is number one

The staff are great

The food is fab

If you can just put up with Ron (and in truth we all love Ron(


Verse one

Diving in Bonaire

A frog fish is quite rare

Turtles are a plenty

I’ve counted more than twenty

Pat dives without a mask

Cindy without a suit

Bob’s booties are falling off

US Queen dives are so tough.


Verse two


Shopping in Bonaire

Can give you quite a scare

You’re wondering if it fits

Boy! That mannequin has got big….bits!

Our Masks to Pat for candy

They’ve come in pretty handy

Bonaire above & Bonaire below

Has made our  bits quite sandy.   



Dear Ron  By: Robert Sherman

Thank-you for the wonderful week, I will miss you, Love, Nicolas


There once was a family that went to Bonaire

Whose fantastic tale was beyond compare


It started on Sunday and lasted six days

Filled with eating & sleeping & all kinds of play


The divers they came, by boat and from shore

To see all the coral & critters galore


They saw corals of Elkhorn, Pillar and Fire

The giant brain specimens left them inspired


They saw sponges like barrels, long tubes, and some vases

The purple-tipped anemones lit up their faces


The critters they spotted were big and so small

As they drifted on current along the reef wall


Trunkfish & parrots, the angel fish queen

In every direction could always be seen


Grunts of all types, and don’t forget snapper

In black and white stripes, the drums do look dapper


The octopus and tarpon hunting at night

The jellies at dockside causing a fright


The eagle ray foraging deep in the sand

A school of trumpet fish strikes up the band


Now all was not happy, they did     the day

When photos of frogfish, turtles and ray

Were mistakenly erased from the flashcard Wednesday


But all was not lost, there was more diving to do

They saw another frogfish and , and not one seahorse but two.


Yes these were the memories of Mom and of Dad

While the kids had their own plan for fun to be had


They dove and they snorkeled and played in the pool

Kayaks and blow carts were also so cool


After painting with Ron, off went lads and lasses

To drive to the place where they save Bonaire’s asses


The time went so quickly, the days were a blast

If only they knew how to make it all last

So it’s off to Grand Cayman in two-thousand ten

Another Kids Sea Camp, let’s do it again             


By: Ann Enright

Ron, thank-you so much for sharing your many gifts with our

Children this week in Bonaire, including your passion, humor

Leadership, motivation and amazing artistic talent! You were not only

The glue that bonded our group this week, but also the sunshine that

Brightened our day.. you were our moon as well, and closed each day

With your calming touch. You made KSC extra special and you were like

An octopus this week, wearing 8 hats and multitasking like no one can duplicate!



By:  Morgan Tapperro

To the Tune of we will rock you


(stomp stomp clap stomp stomp clap )


Sassy’s Seal’s, Jr open water certified

Kids and all the others, scuba diving,

Snorkeling, swimming and all, all were

Guna di is have a ball, singing we will

We will dive, what, dive, yeah, we will

We will dive, what dive, yeah

GO KIDS SEA CAMP!!!           





By Families: Rivera & Triano


I was asked to write a poem about something dear that hits home

I am writing about Kids Sea camp, where 90% of the time my pants were damp


So here we go, roses are red, violets are blue, oh wait

That’s what you told me not to do


So instead, I will write about the Jersey crew

Where scandals are not new


You may think that we are all corrupt, but truth be told

We just like to have fun and drink up


Felix with the Chivas, Hector with the rum & coke

And poor Madeline trying to drag them away from the bar

That ain’t no joke


Maria with her beautiful girls trying to maintain curfew

But the girls had a different view


Her daily sightings was our children’s nervous faces

Admitting that their gear was in unknown places

As you know KSC is about reuniting with old friends,

And that we have done, meeting new friends, which we hope to see at

The next one.                      



By Hannah & Dave Mummey & Sue Schindale


Poem is to be read in the spirit of the Competition

Free month @ Buddy Dive for the best poem of family

Bringing pet hamster



We are on a quest

To find words that

Rhyme with Rogest


We’ll do our best

And after all it is not a test


We’re here to rest, but this exercise gives us

Something besides food to digest


We hope the prize

Was not in-jest

Because our pet hamster has built a nest in rm 512

At Buddy Dive –est.


Hammy is not a pest

But he refuses to go

Back home in the west.


Here is his request

One additional month as a

Guest of Rogest    


By: Tamara Matheny


A Bonaire Haiku


Happiest when wet

Bright fish, blue water surrounds

Breath deep and stay down                    




By: Sam Matheny


In over my head

But safe just he same


Deeper still

Just my heart to blame


Skin is so brown

Water is bluer here


Sun rays bathe us

Reflections beyond compare


Can I not, do I dare


The cylinders last sigh

A longing breath


In over my head

But not my heart


Let’s go down again       



Ty Matheny

Deep in the ocean

There’s a whole lot to see

Deep in the ocean

Is where you should be.


There’s fish and  coral and tons of other things


Deep in the ocean

There’s an adventure to see.          




By: Martin & Marilyn Wolff


Wet children growing

Neoprene, acrylic paint

Ocean breezes call            



KSC Grand Cayman Parent Poems

GRAND CAYMAN  POEMS Kids Sea Camp Family Dive Adventures 


KidsSea Camp!

By: Sandra Phipps

 Kaleidoscope of colors

Inspirational & fun

Diving with friends

S’mores and smoothies…Yum!

 Sting Ray City Trip

Eel’s below

Angel fish slip…. Along the current flow


Caybrew for Mom & Dad

After a long hard day of diving

Making memories forever

Poor hard life…. I’m lying 

By: Rachel Grasso


From California’s Sunny Skys

To the Cayman’s white sand beaches


Underneath the table lies

Crabs cuddling with French fries


Diving with new found friends

Gave us all much pleasure

Leaving us found memories

That we will always treasure


From getting scraped on the local coral

To being slapped by the cutest turtle

 Every day a different dive

Always wondering if mom would survive

 Dive Tech and Cobalt Coast

How wonderful to find a gracious host


Parting is such sweet sorrow

Why must it be tomorrow



By: Marcie Parker


Our day starts down

At Cobalt Coast

A fun time we will have

With Ari as our host!


We can snorkel, Scuba,

Learn scooter and more

Dive Tech’s the company

With certifications galore!


Cameras by SeaLife are

Fun to use-

Thanks to Fraser we can

Capture the views!


Good times we have had

And memories we will take

It’s Margo and Tom

We owe a big thanks!


They gave us a week we’ll

Remember FOREVER

Our Family vacation-

Time spent Together!


By: Alyssa, Brenda, & Ken Maddox


A spiked yellow head through bright blue eyes

Sees families doing Kids Sea Camp as the dive banner flies.


From corners of the world come these urchins in disguise.

Excitement fills the air, you can hear it in their cries.


Some seek art and leisure books,

And some the food of the Cobalt cooks.


Through table chat adults imbibe,

While spreading tales of their last dive.


Run little hermit crabs, hide in your shells,

Little yellow Kids Sea Camper, work your magic spells.


A captive sea turtle wants the sea.

Kids Sea Campers set him free.


Cobalt Coast, a lovely site,

Adults and kids sleep well at night.


We’ll have our fun, but never fear,

You’ll bring us back again next year. 

By: Taylor P.


See the ocean blue

Exhilaration of seeing under the water not over

Awesome colors, sights and movement


Camp instructors are so nice

Amazing diving locations and more

More to take in than ever before

Pretty fish and coral                            


By: Holt Robinson

Friends, fins, French fries n fuss

That’s the start to creating a new us

The week grew on and so did they

Our new scuba week

Kids now no more fuss             



Our Trip to KidsSea Camp


By: Dennis Pigg

As I boarded the plane

These were the thoughts that went through my brain


How will the dives be

For my family and me


Will they be short and sweet

Or long and not miss a beat 


Will the water be clear so I can see miles

Or will it be murky and I loose all my smiles


Will I make friends that last forever

Or will I just hang with my kids, NEVER


I arrived at Cobalt Coast

And all my questions soon got lost


I could see the water was so clear

I just wanted to get near


I begged to jump in

But first I had to put my stuff into it’s bin


We filled out the paperwork

Before we could start our scuba work


The first day of diving would be so great

I could not wait


My family was able to split from the monkeys

And enjoy the trip from the Dive Tech junkies


The water was deep and warm

With a lot of fish in a swarm.


We had so much fun

With the machine that let us run


All I had to do is breathe

Since the staff did every thing else for me.


My wife painted with Tom

Since she is such a good mom.


She does not dive

But getting her here did not take a bribe.


She loves to spend time with Margo

And to see how deep her family can go.


My 10 year old daughter

Got her open water.


My 14 year old son

Just scooted in the sun.


The boat dive was great

Since the current did not test my faith.


I loved CJ and Lee

Since it was up to them what I would see.


The family loved the turtle release

& Alex loved the afternoon feast.


Now we are done for the week

And all my family minus one are diving freaks.


Will we come back?

As long as construction stays in the black


We will see Kids Sea Camp next year

And hopefully drink more beer

Since me and my kids have no fear.                        



The ABC’s of Kids Sea Camp

By: Rachel Fredrickson


Ari- We love you Ari!

Brady- loving on all the girls.

Chickens of course! Chicken fights, Chicken killer, Chicken nuggets, Chickens OK

Divetech of course

Equalize, equalize, equalize

Fins, fishies, fun!

Grand Cayman Island

Humid, humid, humid

Igloo- let’s go to Kid’s Sea Camp in Antarctica next year

Josh- my favorite open water diver

Kristian- Bon Voyage

Lifelong fun & friends

Margo, Margo, Margo

Night Dive- In the heat, things to see

Oceans we love to explore

PADI dude! Pictures

Quesadillas- yum! Yum!

Right, Right- drive on the right

Sea Urchins- ouch and scooter fun (of course Scuba)

Turtles- Brady, Sophie, Nick- so cute!

Umbrellas- keeping us cool

Vacation in Paradise

Water and Wall-E, Wait, where did everyone go?

Xchange rate- that’s a gazillion in Cayman please

Yippee- we had so much fun

Zach’s arm- it didn’t slow him down


By: Nancy Hara-Isa

As the blue skies meet the blue sea

The sun shines and soaks into me


I sit back and take a look around

Not sure  what to do, not making a sound


Kid swim, scream  and run all about

All having fun and giving a shout


Parents come from all kinds of places

Seeing the world, meeting new faces


Turtles, lobsters, crabs and fishes

All enough to fill a divers wishes 


As divers of all ages discover the ocean

Everyone out here is feeling the motion


Sitting on the beach and enjoying the fun

A Kids Sea Camp vacation is second to none