IT’S ABOUT THE FAMILY AND THE OCEAN
Get ready to experience the unexpected. Be prepared for the transformation of your family. You will be amazed at how much your kids will pay attention and be present when they know what they are about to see and do, is in real-time, and not going to be replayed to watch on YouTube later. Family safety is first above all things, and education and fun are top priorities. We just love to go scuba diving, to be honest.
Kids Sea Camp partners with personally selected highly qualified family-friendly PADI 5 Star scuba diving resorts to co-create special family event trips that are 100% focused on family time, family activities, and family dive training. These trips are for families with kids and grandkids that want to learn to dive, enjoy diving together, and meet other like-minded families. Our trips include room, diving as scheduled, select excursions as scheduled, meals stated, dive training stated for qualified students, kids dive rental gear, private instructors, private boats, and course materials for training courses purchased. Trips can also include other sports, culinary activities, yoga, and blow-karting. Each trip is unique to the destination you choose.
At Kids Sea Camp, you can help save sharks from extinction, restore ancient corals, explore sunken wrecks, jungle bike through a 200-year-old sugar plantation, take off on a magical cruise around Darwin’s Arch, kayak the Rock Islands of Palau and dive below the majestic Pitons of St. Lucia.
Founder Margo Peyton chose to be a PADI organization and provide a legacy of professional leadership, safety, and quality training to the next generation of divers.
She personally selected a dive team of PADI Pros and PADI five-star resorts around the world to work with and provide engaging, interactive programs and opportunities to immerse your children from ages 4 -17 in the underwater world through educational PADI training programs.
Some of the courses and programs offered are; SASY(kids ages 4-7), PADI Seal Team(Ages 8 -11), Jr.Open Water Certification and Jr. Scuba Diver certification (ages 10-14) Jr. Adventure diver (already certified kids ages 10-11), Jr. Advanced Open water(already certified kids age 12-14), Open Water certification for kids and adults( age 15+) Advanced Open Water for kids and adults (already certified age 15+).
Plus there are a host of PADI specialties courses such as photography, wreck, deep, underwater naturalist, rescue, master diver, night diver, shark diver, etc. Kids Sea Camp also teaches and trains students aged 18 years and up for PADI Pro courses such as Dive Master and Instructor level courses.
Margo has crafted unique full-trip itineraries with unparalleled adventures, allowing families to bond, interact with local cultures, learn history, engage with wildlife, and meet like-minded scuba diving families from around the globe.
Travel on a Kids Sea Camp adventure once, and you will become a part of a worldwide network of scuba diving families, that just keep coming back every year.
MARGO PEYTON: Awarded only the second PADI Lifetime achievement award in 2020, PADI Elite MSDT instructor, 2019 Beneath The Sea Diver of the year, 2018 DEMA Hall of Fame, Reaching Out Award, 2009 Women Divers Hall of Fame, 2016 SCUBAPRO Deep Elite Ambassador, 2019,2018,2017 PADI Ambassa diver, PADI Award of Excellence in training & education, 2017 Family Travel Association’s Person of the Year Award, The Seiko 2017 Sea Hero Award with Scuba Diving Magazine. Over 7,800 PADI youth diver certifications. Contributor- travel writer for Dive Training Magazine, DAN, Scuba Diving Magazine, Diver Magazine, Undersea journal, and Departures Magazine.
Margo Peyton receives DEMA’s 2018 “Reaching Out” Award
A pioneer in the family dive training and travel market Margo continues to be a leader in this field. As the owner and founder of Family Dive Adventures & Kids Sea Camp and (501c) Ocean Wishes, Peyton’s efforts to connect and educate families through diving around the world has done much to help grow the industry. Since its inception in 2000, Kids Sea Camp is responsible for more than 7,800 youth diver certifications including some high functioning special needs adults and children. With 24 weeks a year, spanning 13 countries, it’s common to have 3 generations of divers on any given week. Her mission to help families to disconnect from their virtual worlds and reconnect with each other through diving and travel.
Peyton is a member of the Women Diver Hall of Fame, and the Family Travel Association’s (FTA) board of advisors and was initially the sole representative for the diving industry. She is also a PADI Amasadiver and member of the PADI Youth Advisory Committee. She is recognized as an industry authority on youth diver education. Nearly every industry dive publication seeks Peyton’s expertise for family travel and youth-related articles, including DAN, Sport Diver, Diver UK, Scuba Diving, Dive News Group, Undersea Journal, Diver and Dive Training. Peyton also works to make a difference by providing scholarships, training grants, and internships for the next generation of divers. She financially contributes to and sponsors a variety of conservation programs that address issues like marine habitat conservation and shark protection. Peyton inspires people of all ages and has been instrumental in growing the dive industry by inspiring younger generations and their families.
How our families describe what Kids Sea Camp is:
“They are kids scuba camp. They provide the world’s best kids scuba vacations.”
“Kids Sea Camp is a kid dive vacation that adults also get to attend. Kids Sea Camp is actually a family scuba diving camp. Many people who attend with diving family but they themselves are nondiving adults say we are a family adventure camp.”
The media and Scuba Diving Magazine refer to us as the best family dive vacation, because we offer family dive trips and kids dive trips, where kids learn to scuba in a custom created safe kid-friendly environment.
Really good quality kids scuba training is not easy to find. It’s available at very few PADI dive shops around the world. Kids Sea Camp is one of the few organizations that provide the PADI Seal Team and SASY programs on family dive holidays. Most kids scuba holidays or family scuba holidays don’t provide private boats and private kids friendly Pro dive staff. Kids Sea Camp events include the kid’s scuba gear and dive gear needed in the package as well as rental scuba equipment for adults who do not own gear and need to rent dive gear.
Kids Sea Camp is a PADI 5-star scuba shop that sells dive gear for families traveling with them on trips.
Kids Sea Camp provides an online scuba store that offers the following: Scuba masks, Scuba fins, dive regulator systems, BC’s, dive computers, crew coats, and boat coats, dive apparel, COVID protective face masks, dive bags, travel luggage, hats, T-shirts, kids dive gear, adult dive gear, full scuba gear sets, luggage for family dive travel and dive site flip charts.
Kids Sea Camp was voted again in 2020 by Scuba Diving Magazine readers #1 in Family dive travel.
Kids Sea Camp provides Bonaire dive trips, St. Lucia dive trips and vacations, liveaboard dive travel, Roatan dive trips & vacations, Palau family dive trips and vacations, Luxury dive liveaboards trips on the Arenui, Luxury honeymoon, and romantic dive vacations for adults. We also provide empty nester dive vacations. Private holidays and family or couple dive vacations can be booked to Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives Philippines, the Cayman Islands, and so many more.
Just give us a call today to book your next great adventure vacation. 803-419-2556
Kids Sea Camp, Inc
P.O. Box 291030
Columbia, SC 29229
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