MAGALOG21 (2021)

Margo Peyton shares 31 years of experience in family diving and travel.

Explorers . PuraVida offers hotel rooms, one, two and three bedroom luxury villas. I describe this resort as affordable family luxury. Best for families with older kids that have been diving a while? Galapagos would be my first thought. I choose the M/V Tiburon Explorer andThe M/V Humboldt Explorer for our trips. I’ve been taking kids to the Galapagos for15 years.We dive from pangas, The kids and adults easily roll off the side. It’s big animal interaction: big sharks, wild dolphins, giant mantas, marine iguanas, and tons of sea lions. I book full charters for June & July which is peak whale shark season. It is one of the last diving frontiers. I feel like every time we go it’s the trip of a lifetime for each family. If you want to share a rare, majestic and educational dive adventure with your children, then take them to the Galapagos.As an individual family on a regu- lar trip, I would say min 50 dives required. On a KSC charter, age 12+. What’s your top choice for fami- lies with non-divers?

On Cayman Brac , Brac Reef Beach Resort has a 140,000 gallon pool sitting right on the ocean for the little ones to do their aqua missions. It’s all one-bedroom hotel-room style so I feel for a family with one child the double rooms are perfect.The resort also has four rooms that can connect to house larger families. Bonaire is my #2 destination. Buddy Dive Resort is a the perfect place for, SASY and Seal Team kids to enjoy the ocean every day of the year with the Buddy Academy. Kids dive programs are offered all year, with the best kid friendly dive team in the Carib- bean. Families can “jump off-the-dock” to enjoy schools of fish and coral gardens. What is your favorite destination for large families? 1. Buddy Dive Bonaire: This resort offers one, two and three bedroom condos. Its the best value for large families. This PADI CDC offers the most affordable dive packages to choose from. #2. If you’re willing to travel, to the Philip- pines: Pura Vida Homes & Resort, located in Dauin.A PADI IDC, that provides spectacular valet private diving with Sea

I have spent the last three decades of my life diving and traveling with families from around world. I have created Kids Sea Camp to take families with kids ages 4-18 on scuba vacations that allow them to experience and learn more about the underwater world. A living classroom for the whole family. Top destination for kids age 5-8 The Cayman Islands: I created Kids Sea Camp there because it is where my son Robbie was born. It has calm seas, clear water, and a climate that’s perfect for the little ones.The islands have stunning white sand beaches and offer biking, snorkeling, skateboarding, fishing, hiking, windsurfing, museums, art galleries, and a plethora of food and spirits for all to enjoy.There are multiple flights daily from the US and it’s not expensive to get too. I chose the Cayman Islands for its ease of diving and abundance in diversity. SASY (SuppliedAir Snorkeling forYouth) and Seal Team kids can dive into the ocean and enjoy learning about marine life in a confined safe setting. Cobalt Coast in Grand Cayman would be my first choice.This boutique style resort offers 17 one and two bedroom suites 803-419-2556 email:

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