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Festive fun with PADI


Photo credit: Jason Brown

Two UK PADI centres are getting into the holiday spirit with some festive underwater fun and games. One is perfect for any non-divers you know who you want to introduce to our watery world, while the other is perfect for divers of all levels – as long as they are prepared to break out the Santa suits…

Marina Scuba School’s Santa Splash DSD

Join the festive fun at Marina Scuba School’s Santa Splash on 16 December in Crosby. While the real Santa may be busy, Marina Scuba School’s staff members will be dressed up in festive attire for a two-hour DSD with a Christmas twist.  

Open to adults, families, and children over the age of eight, this festive dive is jam-packed with Christmas treats.  

The Santa Splash event

The festive fun begins at Marina Scuba School, where you'll be greeted with a warm welcome and some delicious Santa snacks. During the two-hour Discover Scuba Diving session, you'll have the chance to learn essential skills required for scuba diving, all while searching for some Christmas goodies hidden beneath the surface. 

This holly jolly dive experience takes place on 16 December in Crosby and only costs £40 per participant.

To book this exciting intro-dive contact the dive centre by email.

Vobster Quay hosts Vobster Santas

Vobster Quay in Bristol is thrilled to announce the return of Vobster Santas, a spectacular yuletide diving event that promises to make waves for a cause. This festive fun is open to all levels of divers and invites participants to don their Santa gear and dive into the holiday season in style.  

Scheduled for 10 December, the gates to Vobster Quay will open at 7.30am, with a comprehensive dive brief at 9.30am, leading up to a mass dive at 10am. The goal? To surpass the previous record of 185 Santa divers in the water simultaneously, promising a visually spectacular and undoubtedly jolly spectacle. 

Vobster Santas in full swing! (Photo credit: Jason Brown)

Vobster Santas isn't just about the joy of diving; it's a mission with heart. The event serves as a vital fundraising opportunity for two esteemed charities, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Help for Heroes. Both hold special significance for Vobster Quay, and participants are encouraged to secure sponsorships through JustGiving to support these worthy causes. 

Since its inception, Vobster Santas has successfully raised over £40,000 for these charities. This year, the bar is set higher, and Vobster Quay is committed to leading the charge. To kick off the fundraising efforts, Vobster Quay has generously donated £1,000 to each charity, igniting the holiday spirit of giving. 

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, and to download the event poster, visit here.

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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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