Great field trip with summer camp! My group had tons of fun!


Without question, Under Blue Waters is one of the BEST camps my kiddos have ever attended. We have been huge fans since the company’s start. U.B.Waters’ owner Maya Shoup and her team are friendly, fun and professional. The staff is passionate about what they do; very knowledgeable counsellors and it shows that they all have years of experience.
Under Blue Waters is no-nonsense when it comes to SAFETY: ocean/beach safety, water and sun safety are all covered and made a daily top priority. Your kids will come home happy and exhausted from a day of snorkeling, swimming, exploring and learning; he or she will truly have a memorable and unique camp experience.
Plus, all ages will love it! From young kids just starting elementary school to teenagers! Marine Science lessons and hands-on activities change from week to week & summer to summer, so kids are always learning something new. My kids and their friends have become equally enthusiastic as Maya and her team about the ocean….and I feel like I’ve learned almost as much as my campers have!
UNDER BLUE WATERS is a MUST for ocean adventure and fun!!


Our camp week is always full of so many fun activities!! Happy Faces Group, LLC loves this camp!



Welcome to Under Blue Waters

Founded in 2009 by Boat captain Maya Shoup (pictured in the top left),

Under Blue Waters has grown from a simple summer camp to become a place for kids of all ages to learn, explore and enjoy South Florida’s beautiful waters and everything it is has to offer.

Through summer, winter, spring, and single day camps, we provide Marine and Environmental Education as well as Exciting Water Sport Adventures.

Our objective at Under Blue Waters is not only to get kids mastering skills such as snorkeling, boogie boarding, skim boarding, surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, SCUBA diving and more, but to also give children a fully resourced understanding of the local waterway communities surrounding South Florida and to instill a love for nature and the importance of it’s conservation.

Under Blue Waters also offers ocean themed birthday packages, Boys and Girls Scouts of America packages to earn their Water Sport and Marine Science badges, Ocean adventure and Marine Science Field trips for outside groups, and After School Marine Science clubs.


 Accreditation for Under Blue Waters: 

-Contracted with The City of Boca for over 5 years

– Affiliated with over 50+ different organizations for Field Trips

-Coordinated over 300+ Birthday Parties for all ages.

-Staff is comprised of highly qualified and certified instructors, Marine Biologist, Teachers, Water Safety Instructors, SCUBA Instructors, and US Coast Guard Certified Boat Captains all certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED on a yearly basis.

-All Staff undergoes level two background screening.

-Perfect Safety History

Our Staff



Maya Shoup

Maya Shoup

Owner, Founder

Julianna Haley

Julianna Haley

Office Manager and Events Coordinator

Dori Smith

Dori Smith

Program Director