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college full time and also teach at Kids Sea Camps during select trips. I like teaching the next generation of divers. People ask me all the time which KSC destination is my favorite. I can’t answer that question because they are all great. It’s the families who travel with us around the world that make each trip so unique and memorable. The Philippines, Indonesia and Palau are a long way to travel for many families, but experiencing the people, food, history, culture and the diving make it so worth the travel. Diving deep wrecks, experiencing big sharks, mantas and pristine rarely dived walls or reefs is living the dream. My mom has been a dream-maker for 31 years. She is in the Women Divers Hall of Fame for creating a safe places for families to dive together. Kids Sea Camp has more than 7,600+ PADI certified kids and not a single dive accident. That is due impart to my mom’s amazing tenacity. My mom could not have created KSC by

herself. She has had a little help from her friends. Mom has been close friends with Paul and Michelle Coolen from Buddy Dive, and Marc Bauman with Sam’s Tours is like a brother to her.When Carolyn Pascal was the publisher of Sport Diver magazine, she loved mom’s idea so much, she told the whole world about it. Mom practically grew up in the Cayman Islands, where I was born. She has strong personal relationships with all the resort owners and dive operators she works with. She says they are her extended family, and they always have each others back. My sister, Jen, is a PADI OWSI instructor, She is 24 years old now and in veterinary school. Jen and I have grown up traveling the world, and it has kept our family close. I hate to take all the credit, but I’m sure we were 100 percent the inspiration for mom creating Kids Sea Camp.We have had the best life, growing up under the fins of so many amazing people. One of my favorite parts of the trips is

watching the talent presentation at the end. Listening to families sharing their experiences, parents and kids read poems or do a skit or sing songs. I am looking forward to running my own trips for Family Dive Adventures, a division of Kids Sea Camp, that caters more to custom trips. I want to take divers to the Sea of Cortez, Galapagos, Palau and many of the more advanced dive destinations. My favorite dives are black water night dives, shark dives, wreck and Tec dives. I am very grateful for all the international friendships and the incredible opportunities those friendships have afforded me over the past 26 years. A special thank you to PADI for sponsoring me, to Buddy Dive Bonaire, Paul Coolen, Mr. G and most importantly, the biggest thank you to my parents for always having my back and for putting such inspiring people and places in my path. Robbie Peyton, PADI OWSI #340202 803-419-2556 email:

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