What are the qualifications of the staff?
All Funky Fish staff are CPR certified and professionally trained instructors. The staff comes from a variety of backgrounds that include diving instructors, professional skim boarders, lifeguards, and elementary school teachers. Please take a look at the staff bios for more information.
What is the instructor to child ratio?
The maximum ratio is 1 instructor for every 7 children. For example, if 8 children sign up for a Funky Fish event, there will be 2 instructors assigned. The ratio would then be 1 instructor for every 4 children.
Are the children safe in the ocean?
Qualified instructors are right with the children at all times in the shallow ocean only. If the ocean is rough, a nature hike and extra pool time will be allocated in place of the ocean activities.
What attention is given to children with medical conditions?
A waiver is sent to all campers prior to any Funky Fish event. Parents are able to communicate any special conditions for a child on the waiver form. Instructors review each waiver form on-site and are trained to handle emergency situations.
How are children protected from the sun?
Instructors will apply sunscreen every hour. Children are always hydrated during the day with water.
What happens when it rains?
Funky Fish is located at resorts on the beach. The close proximity of these resorts to the Funky Fish program offers immediate shelter if weather is not permitting.
What if children do not want to participate in certain activities?
No child is forced to do any activity. The entire group will always stay together and accommodations will be made to offer another opportunity to participate.
What can parents do while children at Funky Fish?
Relax and enjoy the day! The beach is a simple option, but many parents go shopping, utilize hotel facilities, or grab lunch at nearby bars and restaurants. Please see the Parents section for a list of things to do by location.
How many children does it take to run the program?
We need at least three children to run our program.