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Travel in A Constantly Changing Environment

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th September 2022

By Margo Peyton Despite constantly changing rules and restrictions, I have been travelling pretty much non-stop through the last year. I’ve successfully taken groups to St. Lucia, Bonaire, Roatan, Belize, the Galapagos, and the Turks & Caicos. If you are calm, adventurous, willing to go with the flow, and smart …

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Pee Breaks and Fluffy Rabbits

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th August 2022

By Margo Peyton & Holly Wakely Holly Wakely has been diving with Kids Sea Camp (KSC) since she was four years old. She is now 18. This year Holly decided to take a university gap year and intern with us at KSC. She was our first-ever Junior Dive Master and …

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Two weeks are better than one

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th June 2022

By Margo Peyton Two week diving vacations are the best way to heal from a long year of work—or a long, tiring year stuck at home during a pandemic. I have made a business out of dive vacations with Kids Sea Camp—we are experts in taking time off! Along …

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10 Tips For Teaching Kids To Dive

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th May 2022

Words By Margo Peyton Every child moves at his/her own pace. While these tips can help you teach children to dive, individuality is much more important than when teaching adults diving. Photo courtesy: Kids Sea CampI’m sure you had a teacher you can easily think of, who you loved and …

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Family-friendly Destinations

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st April 2022

By Margo Peyton Teaching diving to your children can open them up to a new world of global possibilities and dreams, and make for an awesome vacation! Photo courtesy: Kids Sea CampIt’s time to start thinking about where you’ll take your family for a break once! Here are my …

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Be Prepared for your Next Liveaboard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th September 2021

By Margo Peyton Researching your next liveaboard dive trip? Be prepared to ask some tough questions. The tragic accidents that shook the liveaboard industry in 2019 served to remind us that there is no single set of standards that must be followed by all liveaboards around the world. Make no assumptions …

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Grandma, You’re a Badass!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th July 2021

By Margo Peyton There is something special about this generation of grandparents. They are adventure-spirited, filled with wisdom, and enjoy outdoor fun with their grandkids. We looked to our parents when we were young children, trying to navigate the way of the world: learning how to ride a bike, drive a car …

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Addressing and alleviating fears

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th June 2021

By Margo Peyton As a dive instructor specializing in teaching children, I’ve encountered many situations where kids are keen to go diving, but have certain fears. Here are some of my tips on how to address those fears and resolve the problems so little ones can enjoy diving. Ears Blowing …

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Freedivers of the next generation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th June 2021

By Kirk Krack and Mandy Rae Krack Being water people, it was always a given that our child would grow up in and around the water. But would she grow to love it and be as comfortable in it as we are? So far, she does. What a relief! …

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Planning a family dive holiday

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd April 2020

By Margo Peyton Thinking about planning a family dive trip? I’ve been planning dive travel professionally for the best part of 30 years and I am intimately acquainted with the detail and effort involved in making it everything you want it to be. My clients are like extended family. …

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Jacob’s Journey

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th January 2020

By Margo Peyton I think all kids are special. In a way, every child I have ever trained or dived with has helped forge the passion and love of diving I hold in my heart today. This is a story of one particularly courageous and inspiring young man, who …

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10 reasons to take kids on a dive vacation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th October 2019

By Margo Peyton Family bonding: It is the perfect way to get them to disconnect from their virtual worlds and reconnect to each other and you. Today’s youth are stuck to their cell phones and rarely look up. Scuba diving is not only outdoors, it’s underwater, and in zero gravity! It’s a …

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Tips for Teaching Kids SCUBA diving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th August 2012

Photo: Kids Sea Camp   Text by Garth Eichel 1. Provide regular reminders Kids are hesitant to ask questions in front of their peers, especially if they’re already certified and feel like they’re supposed to know it all. In dive briefings, go over basic skills like hand signals, gear …

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