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    Our Team

    Family-friendly professionalism

    Our team leads by example as we practice professionalism one every level, Kids Sea Camp staffers honoring the PADI code of conduct, showing compassion, a priority on safety first, and family-focused with attention to detail. It is what our KSC dive team and tour guides represent.

     Kids Sea Camp instructors are PADI Pro’s, active, and up-to-date with skills, training, and rescue. Our team is regularly evaluated by parents, students, and other PADI Pros.

    Kids Sea Camp Inc. takes great pride in our staff members being; knowledgeable, considerate, fun and having unique and specialized expertise. Our tour guide and instructor team speak a total of 7 languages, (English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, French, and American sign language.) We have a pool of instructors around the world that specialize in assisting with select special needs diving; such as high functioning Autism, Deaf divers, handicap divers, severe arthritis, blind divers, diabetic divers, and those that just need a little extra attention or TLC.

    Special attention

    The dive team travels on Kids Sea Camp family group trips each year. If you have a special need or language request, give us a call, and request the accommodations at the time of your reservation. We will do our best to make sure we can have in place what you need for the trip you are requesting. In some cases, there may be an additional cost for private instruction.

    Margo Peyton: Interview with owner Margo Peyton 

    Sea Hero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ext1GKMqiWc
    My PADI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3leoqD57WDE
    Family Travel Association: https://familytravel.org/board/margo-peyton/ 


    The Kids Sea Camp team

    Margo Peyton (The World)

    Margo Peyton (The World)

    President of Kids Sea Camp

    CEO Kids Sea Camp Inc. & Family Dive Adventures, Women Divers Hall of Fame, SCUBAPRO Deep Elite Ambassador, and a PADI Elite MSDT instructor and has over 7,000 dives. Margo won the PADI Award of Excellence in training and education with over 6,000 certified kids and zero dive accidents! In 2016, Margo was awarded the first Family Travel Association's Person of the Year Award. Contact: margo@kidsseacamp.com

    Thomas Peyton (The World)

    Thomas Peyton (The World)

    Vice President of Kids Sea Camp

    An Advanced Open Water diver with over 1,750 dives in almost every ocean condition imaginable. Over the years, Tom has enhanced the land-based experience of Kids Sea Camp, creating more fun for families who have other passions like; fly fishing, volleyball, music, football, karaoke, and basketball. Contact: tom@kidsseacamp.com

    Jennifer Peyton (US)

    Jennifer Peyton (US)

    PADI Dive Instructor

    Jennifer is a PADI OWSI with over 1,800 dives. Jen has a Bachelor's in Biology and is attending graduate school for her veterinary degree. She has traveled the entire KSC world.

    Robert Peyton (US)

    Robert Peyton (US)

    PADI Dive Instructor and TechDiver

    The true dive talent of our diving family, Robbie has over 1,900 dives at age 22. In 2014, Robbie became a PADI OWIS and in 2016 an MSDT instructor as well as Tec 40, 45, 50. He will complete Tec 65 in 2018.

    Woody Tinsley (US)

    Woody Tinsley (US)

    Director of Training

    Woody, our Zombie specialist instructor, has been with us since 2008. Woody is a father and a PADI IDC master instructor.

    Olivia Rapisand (The World)

    Olivia Rapisand (The World)

    Kids Sea Camp Operations Manager

    Olivia joined the Kids Sea Camp team in June of 2018. She became a PADI Divemaster in 2019, completing the course between Grand Cayman and Palau. Her favorite destination she has been to so far is Palau because of the sharks! When she isn't answering emails or traveling with Kids Sea Camp, she spends time with her significant other and their dog hiking on local trails and cooking their favorite meals. contact: olivia@familydivers.com

    Sven Blanc (Germany)

    Sven Blanc (Germany)

    PADI Dive Instructor

    Our Kids Sea Camp German rock star, Sven has been traveling with us since 2011. Sven is a PADI dive instructor. Sven is also a new dad. We love having Sven as one of our PADI professionals.

    Brad Holland (THE WORLD)

    Brad Holland (THE WORLD)

    PADI Dive master and photographer

    Brad started diving with Kids Sea Camp in 2015. Brad is a PADI divemaster, underwater photographer, and world traveler. He loves new places, photographing divers, wreck diving and traveling in undeveloped countries.

    Holly Kyle (US)

    Holly Kyle (US)

    Advanced and Rescue Diver

    Holly started diving with KSC 2013 in St. Vincent. She quickly fell in love with the ocean and KSC. She now an AOW and Rescue Diver. She is also the CFO of KSC.

    Fraser & Sophie Purdon (US/UK)

    Fraser & Sophie Purdon (US/UK)

    PADI Dive instructor and photographer

    Fraser and Sophie have been part of the team since 2005. Fraser is a PADI OWIS and a Tec instructor. He is our SeaLife and ScubaPro rep. Sophie is perfection! Big shark diver and Junior Rescue.

    Jesse Alpert (Palau/US)

    Jesse Alpert (Palau/US)

    PADI Dive Instructor

    Jesse's first KSC in 2014 in Palau. Jesse holds a B.S. in Marine Biology and is an avid photographer, videographer, and rebreather diver. Check out www.jessealpert.com

    Holly Wakely (Bermuda/ UK)

    Holly Wakely (Bermuda/ UK)

    KSC Jr. Divemaster

    I went to my first Kids Sea Camp in 2007 and have been all over the world every year since! I have just over 500 dives and love everything to do with the ocean. Outside of scuba diving I love meeting new people and trying new things, I’m excited to continue traveling alongside Kids Sea Camp!

    Max Lavinsky (US)

    Max Lavinsky (US)

    KSC Divemaster

    Max has been traveling with Kids Sea Camp since he was 11 yr old in the Galapagos. He has been traveling with us ever since all over the world. He became a PADI Divemaster in Bonaire in 2018 and now working towards is PADI Open Water Instructor.

    Lily Blakey (US)

    Lily Blakey (US)

    KSC Instructor

    Lily has been with Kids Sea Camp since she was 8 yr old in the Seal Team program. She have been to nearly over 20 different KSC weeks and in Bonaire of 2017 became a PADI OWSI. She has enjoyed growing up with KSC and now being apart of their team!

    Robert White (US)

    Robert White (US)

    KSC speciality instructor

    Robert started diving in a "special needs" discovery dive and quickly learned that SCUBA was in fact SPECIAL and he needed to learn more. Since then Robert has worked with multiple dive certification agencies and currently holds a PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating. Robert takes great pleasure in being able to teach in English and Sign Language while specializing in adaptive teaching for all levels of divers from discovery to master divers and even divemaster or instructor we can find a way to adapt.