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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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