Oh, the places we will go. . . diving.

Big diving news from our household.  Jake gained his Junior Open Water Certification two weekends ago. We knew Jake had an amazing time at Kids Sea Camp in St Lucia with Callistus Jackson and Keither Prospere participating instructors for Kids Sea Camp PADI Seal Team, but when birthday gifts were on the line would he choose certification training or the latest video game? Even with the unpredictable times, we are living through, he chose thanks to Kids Sea Camp a PADI diving certification. Birthday gifts in the form of gift cards to our...[ read more ]

Kids Sea Camp healed my family

Lilly Blakey PADI Open Water Instructor with Kids Sea Camp 2020 "Diving healed my family and it happened at Kids Sea Campm," Lilly Blakey Lilly Blakey was only 8 years old when she attended her first Kids Sea Camp in Roatan in 2006. "My parents (Rob and Susan Blakey) loved diving and wanted so much to share that joy and love of the ocean with their 3 kids. Stuart age 5 and I were too young to become certified divers, so mom found the perfect family scuba vacation for us....[ read more ]

From 12 to 20, my first dive trip was the Galapagos

Diving in the Galapagos at age 12 was Max Lavinsky's first open water dives with his dad Rob Lavinsky on a Kids Sea Camp liveaboard dive trip. Max was only 12 years old then. Lavinsky says, "The amount of marine life that I experienced all around me on every dive was mind-blowing. From playful sea lions blowing bubbles in my face to having giant manta cruise by and jumping off the boat into hundreds of schooling hammerhead sharks was not your average family vacation, but it was the type of...[ read more ]

A love of diving, travel, and the ocean runs in the family

A love of diving became a part of Kendall Williams's life at a young age. At 21 she also understands focus and discipline. The New Mexico native in her senior year at Emporia State University, where she is majoring in nursing and competing as a long-distance runner. Kendalls' first Kids Sea Camp family vacation was at Cobalt Coast Resort on the Island of Grand Cayman. "I was 13 years old when I took my PADI Jr. Open Water Course," She says. "I had always been in love with the ocean...[ read more ]

Take Time To Savor Life’s Treats

Taking time to savor life's treats is not something I did on a blazing summer day in Santa Monica, at a house party with a pool, and me a thirteen-year-old boy who had assembled his own gear. That’s how I experienced my very first dive. As I was sitting at the bottom of a pool on a J-valve tank, with a twin hose reg that I thought I had figured out poolside when adults started jumping into the water to ‘rescue’ me. This was not the way I had planned...[ read more ]

The Philippines was very special

The Philippines trip was a very special one for us too. It’s an amazing place with wonderful people. We celebrated a birthday and a big anniversary with you, not to mention seeing super special critters. Morgan has grown up knowing the sea and knowing diving. He looks forward to those trips. I know he loves them because he wears those T-shirts almost non-stop. That’s the real clue to what is important to him because as a teenager he doesn’t say a whole lot sometimes. He does want to keep learning...[ read more ]

Chloe Mei’s 2019 Ocean Hero Award

Hi Tom, Margo,Former Kids Sea Camper, Chloe Mei received the 2019 Ocean Hero award on Saturday. Chloe Mei was presented with not one but two awards last weekend. Chloe Mei received the 2019 Ocean Hero award at Oceana's big gala on Saturday, then on Sunday she received the Young Philanthropist of the Year award from Pacific Marine Mammal Center – and in her speeches she always says she started her straw campaign because of her love of scuba diving, And you know who instilled that in her? Margo & Tom...[ read more ]

Fiji: Thank you for everything

Hi, Tom and Margo!Just wanted to say thank you for everything you do and everything you are: as a company, as a couple and as individuals. We count you among our great friends. Fly happy on your way to Fiji and home again. We wish we were going to Fiji with you. Please give our best to the Walters family. We had hoped for a trip with them this year, but timelines didn’t work out for us. We will stay in touch and watch FB for pics of the great things you’ll...[ read more ]

Overcoming my fears of diving inspires my daughter

Dear Margo, Olivia, Tom, Overcoming my fears of diving was a big deal for me. I loved the sense of community that Kids Sea Camp fosters and it was the most amazing feeling to overcome my fears and do something I've always wanted to do. I want to thank you again for this incredible experience. It was truly one of the best trips we've ever taken with the kids on many different levels. It was made even more wonderful to do it with Katelyn. When we got home she said:...[ read more ]

Me too

We took our first Kids Sea Camp trip in August to Buddy Dive Bonaire. My 10.5 yr old son fell in love with scuba diving and earned his PADI Jr. Open Water certification, under the wonderful guidance of Buddy Dive instructors, vetted and personally chosen by Margo. We are looking forward to our next trip, many more after that. Margo Peyton is wonderful to work with!! My son talks about our Kids Sea Camp family dive trip fondly and all the new friends he made, and the dives we did...[ read more ]