Grand Cayman family dive adventure poems

Grand Cayman Kids Sea Camp  with Cobalt Coast and Divetech

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Our First  Trip

This year our family went to camp, not just any trip was this, we were hoping for bliss

When we arrived the air was so damp

We were worried it might rain

Thankfully the sun shined bright

Which made the week alright

You would not believe the knowledge the kids would gain!

Swimming, snorkeling and diving they did

You’d think they’d be wiped out

But everyday they were out and about

And would you believe they saw a Squid?

After 10 years, divemaster Steve showed the way

From sleeping turtles & lobster under the sea

To the Kittiwake and eels… we let them be

But the best of the best, a squadron of 9 eagle ray!

As the week comes to an end

Our family is sunburned and tired

We were hoping for bliss but only got the kids wired

And they keep asking and asking “when are we coming again?”

By Jennifer Halleck

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Cobalt , Sapphire, Aqua Blue

Cayman Island Water Hues.

Bonfire, Pirates, painting, smores

Kiddos  paradise to explore

Regulator, mask, fins, BC

Checked, rechecked (for me) by Capt.  Steve

Turtle, lionfish, stingray, eel,

Coral Reef Treasures excitingly revealed

Family, new friends a community

Kids Sea Camp packaged wondrously!

By  Lisa G

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Round bubbles drifting upward

Blue ocean beckons onward

Warm sun shines down

Tropical breezes blow

Eagle rays, parrotfish, turtles, & grouper

Kittiwake, Round Rock, Orange Conch & others

New friends, old friends, lionfish & Guy Harvey

Nancy, Steve, Margo & Arie

Water warm & very pleasant

Kids Sea Camp, Grand Cayman 2011

By  David Binns-Loveman

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Fish  Turtles   Sharks  Sad  Mad  Glad  Happy  No Matter What

I love Kids Sea Camp

And all the people here

I’m lucky I have another week

Because Diving Rocks!!!!

By Sophie A

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I am from Mexico & other Tall Tales

We heard about Sea Camp a long time ago.

Before we had Sophie, we knew we would go.

We waited until the time was just right

We paid our deposit and booked a long flight.

When we arrived, we were shocked to see

There were not one, not two, but three Sophie’s!

While we were here, Sophie told many tales

Of when a shark bit her hand, & she swam with the whales.

She claims she’s from Mexico, but we know it’s not true.

We checked her passport, she was born in Peru!

She was born in October, or was it November?

We thought it was may, but we can’t remember!

She may tell you a jellyfish has stung her eve

But don’t ask her parents , because she knows they’ll lie!

So tonight we leave Sea Camp and return to our lives

We met wonderful people & had many great dives.

Our girl learned of sea creatures both big & small,

While we dived the Kittiwake & the North Wall.

A big thanks to Margo for driving the bus

And the staff for taking such good care of us

This week is now over, but already we plan

To return to Kids Sea camp as soon as we can!

By Marlene Wens

Back on ’07,  we first took a leap

Looking for wonders & fun in the deep

Curacao, Roatan, Bonaire & now here

The children are growing & trying new gear

Eagle rays, turtles, lionfish , eels

Who knew that on Cayman we’d even see seals?

Zipping around on scooters so fast

All I wanted was for it to last.

This year I dove 12 feet from the top

Why does Kids Sea Camp have to stop?

The tank may be heavy, but just on the dock

Down at depth, I think “stingrays rock!”

Whether form shore or from boat, the snorkeling’s so dear.

Lobsters & squids, barracuda so near

Canyons & and flats, reefs & the wall

Provide endless pleasures for one & for all

The people amazing, the staff so dandy

Jenny, Shelly, Margo, Arie , & Andy

The swimsuits are drying, they’re now only damp

But we’re sure to return to Kids Sea camp.

By  Dank Family

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We come to the land of Cayman

To search for good times & laughs

We found Kids Sea camp

Where adventures are endless

And Margo supplies fun for all ages

Diving all day & all night

We find fish of all kinds

Groupers, rays, and flounders galore

Taking pictures of them in the crystal blue ocean

While zigging & zagging on our scooters

We feast on good food

While sharing stories of our findings

We then graduate earning certificates a plenty

Then comes time for leaving the beautiful island

To say goodbye, sadly we say farewell to our new friends

And leave the island of Cayman

By  Jacobson Family

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Return  to Grand Cayman

We returned to Grand Cayman for Kids sea camp again.

Greeted by Arie & his welcoming  grin.

Fond memories poured down like the afternoon rain.

So many adventures, we couldn’t wait to dive in.

Parting ways with our girls as the morning arrived,

We hoped at days end they’d recall  we’re alive.

My wife & I diving while renewing our love

The love for each other & creatures not seen from above.

Sword fighting with pirates & even Mom’s tug of war

Father/daughter night diving then eating some smores.

Cameras form Sealife, painting, scooter-diving and turtles galore

How could we possibly ask for anything more?

The smiles on the faces of the kids say it all

Instuctors, Divemasters, hotel staff & the rest

All make Margo’s Cayman Sea Camp the best!

By James Gourley

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Pristine blue waters & powder white sand

The perfect backdrop for this undersea land

Beneath the sea is where you’ll find me!

Exploring a world where there’s much to behold

Of fish, rays & turtles  & coral like gold.

And I will tell tales of sunken sails,

&  of reefs full of creatures with glistening features

At the end of the day when it’s time to depart

My memories will stay fond in my heart.

By Lisa & Jaidyn Jaacks

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Cayman Sea camp

Now how can you not smile

When  you hang around Sea Camp for awhile , got dives going for mile after mile

It’s just Grand Cayman style

While the Cobalt Coast takes care of your child, you can nap or dive or go hog wild from the back

Of the boat called the Atitude , Ask why it is spelled that way, or is that rude?

All week long we’ve seen turtles, squid & eels, & the kitchen staff has made great meals

We’re so worn out we hit the bed by eight, but to do it again tomorrow, we just can’t wait!

The USS Kittiwake is a really great wreck, let’s dive it again…what the heck

Tomorrow  we will dive with Rays in the City that will make our hair look pretty

The kids built a raft they hoped to sail, threw it off the dock for an epic fail!

I got to keep on diving & going full steam, next year with Kids Sea Camp is our new dream

Margo & Sven that’s our team

Step into the water & check the whole scene, when it comes to bubbles well,  I’m a friend

Like my scuba with the Dive tech team

The Comay Family

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The first day of Kids Sea Camp I was a turtle

The second day of Kids Sea Camp I saw a flying Gurnard

The third day of KSC we went to Caymana Bay & I played all day

The fourth day of KSC I joined the Seals & now I dive!!

The fifth day of KSC, I went on the big dive boat & jumped off the deck

I love KSC!!!

By Sophie A. ________________________________________________________________

Cobalt Coast, no need to boast,

From the East End to the West side, & North Sound,

For Grand Cayman, there is no better diving around!

However, watch out for Jay, he is lurking around,

He is on the hunt, & he is everywhere to be found.

He is ready to shoot, however, no need to go,

With lights, camera, action- be sure to smile for the slide show.

The Tenata & Atatude, our chariots await, & the seas below us unfurl,

With BCD’s, masks, fins, & regs, we are aliens in this vast undersea world.

From coral & sponges, to fish galore, life is never a bore.

From tiny turtles, to seals, & adults, we has Sasy, Jr Open Water, Advanced Open water,

Adventures in Diving with photography & scooters & nitrox, we learn more 7 more.

The kids held yearling turtles at the Turtle Farm,

Released with prayers to survive in the big blue without any harm.

Several were seen at Slaughterhouse reef,

However the lionfish is hunted, since he has become the thief.

The Kittiwake in her day was grand,

Now a spectacular artificial reef, in sixty feet of sand

Next to the garden eels, she has something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

Now with all our gratitude, we thank you Nancy!

Lemon Reef, was not sour at all,

With a squadron of eagle rays, even dive master Steve had a ball!

With a free squid buffet, the stingrays came to play,

However, “Psycho” the green moray, just wouldn’t go away.

The sunset fades & this ends our stay

And though we part, memories & friendships will remain forever in our heart!

By Cam Savage

KSC according to Caitlin

I loved the time I spent at camp, it was real fun for me

All the fish & shells & things that came out of the sea.

I loved the sand between my toes,  I loved the sun shining on my nose

I loved the weather nice & warm,  I loved the turtles at the farm.

I watched the stingrays as they swam, they had a funny face

We caught some crabs down on the beach & watched them race

I loved the time I had at camp, everything was fun, that’s why I think KSC is number one!

By Theresa Aranda

Now sit right back & you’ll hear the tale, the tale of a fateful trip

It started at the Kids Sea Camp with Dive tech & Cobalt Coast Strip

Nancy was a mighty diving woman, Margo brave & true,  seventy campers flew in that week                 for a seven day tour, a seven day tour

The eagle rays & turtles swam around the waving coral

And octopuses & lobsters were visiting the squirrel fish

Back on shore they had a bonfire, & pirates did attack

They had some smores & sparklers too & French fries had no lack

As kids race by from pool to dock, under the tropic sun

If not for the courage of the fearless moms, some sunburn would have begun

Some sunburn would have begun

They dove the Kittiwake that right, but that was not enough

They found some rays & groupers & eels, & tons of other stuff

They painted art with Margo’s help, & hermit crabs were found

And best of all was Stingray City, with dozens of rays swirling round

And every night the happy group saw photos from the day

Of creatures from beneath the sea, & the children at their play

At the end of the week the tired group, said “please don’t make us roam,

We’d rather stay & play some more, this has become our home” this has become our home

By John & Jack Dawson & Cam Cronwell

K ittiwake wreck

I land beautiful

D iving’s a blast

S even Mile Beach

E el named “ Psycho”

A rt classes too

C ayman’s the place

A zure skies & seas

M eals are delicious

P atient instructors

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