An army of 70 scuba divers dressed as santa took the plunge for a fundraising dive in Dublin to raise money for lifeboat charity the RNLI this December.
The scuba santas from seven different diving clubs across the country donned red and white suits and took a dip at Sandycove Beach, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on 16 December, their efforts rewarded with a merry glass of mulled wine and festive mince pies.
The divers raised the full amount of their €3,000 target for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution charity that works to save lives at sea.
Karen Carty, organiser of the charity dive said: “It’s a really fantastic community event and is the only one of its kind in the country which gathers divers from all the different diving entities [including] BSAC, CFT and PADI together for an event and all for a great cause!
“We have fantastic feed back every year and we hope to keep it growing into the future. Flagship are our main sponsor and the event would not be possible without them – They are an incredible support!”
The annual santa dive is now in its fourth year and has raised more than €8,000 – including the latest donations – to date for the RNLI.
To donate to the cause, head over to the santa scuba just giving page below.