Margo Peyton
Scuba Diving

Margo Peyton

Visionary & Global Dive Ambassador


Ocean ambassador, Elite Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and Kids Sea Camp Founder Margo Peyton is a dive pioneer and a visionary. Her dedication to diving and ocean advocacy has earned numerous honors and awards, including her induction into the prestigious International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. 

24 years ago, single Mother Margo Peyton identified the need for family-friendly dive resorts around the world, and finding none, initiated Kids Sea Camp. The company began with just seven families on its first dive trip to Curacao and now hosts over 500 families annually for global travels 25 weeks a year. This impressive growth is a testament to Kids Sea Camp's significant role in promoting diving as a family activity. Her determination has fostered a global community of young divers with over 8,000 certified youths. 

Margo and husband Tom founded charity Ocean Wishes to help underprivileged children learn to dive, create better lives for children globally, and to protect and preserve the underwater world through education, training grants, donations, and conservation efforts.


Columbia, South Carolina

Career Highlights

  • Founder, President/CEO Kids Sea Camp Inc and Family Dive Adventures
  • Founder of Ocean Wishes charity to protect, preserve and educate through training grants, donations and conservation
  • International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Inductee, September, 2024
  • Legend of the Sea Award
  • Beneath the Sea Diver of the Year, 2019
  • DEMA Hall of Fame and DEMA Reaching Out Award, 2018
  • Scuba Diving Magazine/Seiko Sea Hero Award, 2017
  • SCUBAPRO Deep Elite, 2016
  • Family Travel Association’s "Person of the Year Award," 2016
  • Wyland Icon Award Nominee, 2014
  • Woman Divers Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009
  • Elite PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Historical Diving Society Lifetime Member

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