Take Time To Savor Life’s Treats

Take time to savor life's treats is not something I did on a blazing summer day in Santa Monica, a house with a pool, an adult party, and a thirteen-year-old boy at loose ends. That’s how I first went diving. I was at the bottom of the pool on a J-valve tank, with a twin hose reg that I figured out poolside when adults started jumping into the water to ‘rescue’ me. More than forty years and 2000 dives later I found a very different sort of rescue that has...[ read more ]

The Philippines was very special

Hi Margo, 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...[ 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 ]

A mom who overcame her fear and became a diver

Dear Margo, Olivia, Tom: 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: "Mommy, you know what? It was really cool that you did...[ 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 ]

Our first Liveaboard dive trip

The bottom line, the Socorro trip on the Rocio Del Mar was amazing! We were a little apprehensive and nervous as you can imagine, but as usual, the staff that Margo and Tom sent for the trip was top notch. Josh Comay (Adventure travel guide and PADI Instructor with KSC) ran this family dive vacation with great confidence and was extremely accommodating to all the families that were on the trip. He was fun, not only for the adults but very engaged with the kids which was fun to observe....[ read more ]

Getting your kids certified

  Lots of friends have asked me about getting their kids certified to dive, especially as kids are growing older and as they hear about our dive trips and adventures. Obviously, we are huge proponents! Ben and I always wax long on our friends Margo Peyton and Tom Peyton at Kids Sea Camp and what an amazing job they do with family dive trips and training kids to scuba dive. Inevitably, people ask me about taking a course at a local dive shop and then the family going on a trip somewhere. While some do that, it's...[ read more ]

Tony and Renée in the Maldives

Empty nesters in the Maldives Hi Tom and Margo, We see your mom is doing well and are so happy about that. Renee and I have been on the move since getting off the Carpe Nove but we have a little downtime at the airport in Bangkok and wanted to drop you a line. While you guys were sorely missed I do have to tell you what a treat it was for Renee and me to get to know Josh. He contacted when he landed in Male and we met...[ read more ]

Screws & Hammers in the Galapagos

A few screws and a heap of hammers diving after spinal surgery in the Galapagos The Galapagos - my parents had been talking about diving in the Galapagos since before I was born. As a child it was the "holy grail". I always heard "When you are old enough, we will go as a family to Galapagos." The plan was to go with Kids Sea Camp in the summer of 2018, when both myself and my sister (ages 16 & 15) would be old enough to enjoy the challenge of the...[ read more ]