Scuba Diving is one of the sports that allows the entire family to take part in together. While school is out for the Thanksgiving holiday and moms are busy in the kitchen preparing the turkey and trimmings, the gorgeous island of St. Lucia is welcoming some very lucky little ones to Kids Sea Camp from November 19 through November 26, 2015, along with their parents. There is no resort more luxurious then the chosen location for this water adventure than Anse Chastanet. The resort has taken the prize for one of the top five resorts in the Caribbean, with enough activities to keep visitors busy for their entire trip.
Margo Peyton had an idea 15 years ago and followed her passion to create Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventures, traveling and inviting families to many of the most exotic destinations to learn and love scuba diving. In the list is Bonaire, Grenada, Utila, Fiji, Costa Rica, and now, St. Lucia. All of her students leave with a greater appreciation for the marine environment and almost always with many new friends. If you were to ask any youngsters how they enjoyed this adventure, their ear to ear smiles would tell it all. Margo’s mission is simple and admirable. She and her team inspire families to safely dive, travel and explore environmentally and culturally diversified destinations. Not only are the vacations fun, but they are educational as well. Margo hopes to increase the number of youth certified divers by 50% by December of 2017. Looking at the larger picture, if more divers are aware of marine related issues and can positively advocate for and participate in global conservation issues, our oceans will benefit by becoming healthier for the younger generation. The goal is to empower children to become passionate about scuba diving and to take action to improve the health of the ocean and the marine life that inhabit it.
As dive students, the week is all what they make of it. Get a chance to be on the Seal Team and take on “Aquamissions” to gain navigational environmental awareness. Start with the Junior Open Water Diver course and then practice to move up to the Advanced Open Water course. Kids not only gain new diving skills, but also can learn all about underwater digital photography.
Those that also play a part in Kids Sea Camp are PADI, SeaLife, Scuba Pro, DAN and many more known companies. After a full day of scuba diving, sharing the experiences of the day while enjoying a tropical island feast is the ultimate way to spend this Thanksgiving holiday, along with a set of brand new friends. Visit the Kids Sea Camp website to see where Margo and her team are headed next.