Margo Peyton

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer / President, Kids Sea Camp

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Hometown
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Resides
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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http://familydivers.com/

Margo Peyton’s ability to inspire and motivate people to go beyond their self-perceived borders and discover their inner adventurer is unmatched. She is a creator and a visionary that has worked hard to support family values through creating Family Dive Adventures and Kids Sea Camp events. Her love for her children and the ocean enables her to persevere through Kids Sea Camp, providing places where families can go and dive together, “giving them a week that they’ll remember forever.”

An avid PADI Diver since 1989 with over 5,000 logged dives, Margo loves working with and teaching kids. Mother of two, Margo spent a lot of time leading groups. And on the few times she was able to travel with her family for vacations, she was unable to find resorts or destinations with fun, suitable ocean-oriented kids’ activities and programs.

Driven by the desire to share her love for the ocean with her own kids, Margo began to research and seek out family-friendly dive resorts around the world. Having found none, she created her own and pioneered the way for others.

Margo has created the world’s largest family dive event, spanning the globe in Palau, Yap, Bonaire, Cayman Is, Belize, Bay Islands Honduras, Fiji, the Galapagos Islands, Philippines, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Curacao, and Australia. Her dream and friendships continue to grow connecting families, children around the world to each other and the ocean.

Margo works with local tourism boards, schools and churches to bring much needed funds, donations and education to children in need around the world. She has continued to work with local schools, and host marine oriented seminars and educational presentations on plastics, environmental issues as well as the need to ban shark finning and whaling. Margo, through her non-profit Ocean Wishes Foundation, sponsors training grants and scholarships to local kids around the globe.


Career Highlights

  • Founder, Kids Sea Camp Inc and Family Dive Adventures
  • DEMA Reaching Out Award Nominee, 2015
  • Wyland Icon Award Nominee, 2014
  • Inducted into the Woman Divers Hall Of Fame, 2009
  • Family Travel Association’s "Person Of the Year Award," 2016

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