Sledload of Santas go Scuba Diving for a Really Good Cause!

It’s a weird and wonderful world folks!

In what has become a fantastic Christmas tradition, Sandycove in Dun Laoghaire will see around 100 scuba divers from all over the country gather for the annual Santa Scuba dive this Saturday.

Making this an especially unique event is that all divers will be kitted out in santa suits as they venture into the chilly winter water, all part of their excellent fundraising efforts for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the charity that saves lives at sea.

Santa Scuba Diving Sandycove RNLI

Santas in arms The all important dive brief before the plunge (Credit UCD Sub-Aqua Club)

For scuba divers this is the perfect opportunity to chalk off this now essential bucket list activity while raising money for a good cause.

This unique event has raised over €5000 for the RNLI since 2014

For those just curious to see the what 100 scuba diving santas actually looks like you’re very much invited to come along, this is most definitely a spectator sport, particularly with all the mulled wine, mince pies and craic that will be had on the day!

Santa Scuba Diving Sandycove RNLI

There’ll be mulled wine after! (Credit UCD Sub-Aqua Club)

What’s happening? A sledload of santas are going scuba diving

Where & When? Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire at 12 pm Saturday 16th December

Why? In aid of the RNLI, and scuba divers are just a bit of a mad bunch as well!

If you can’t make it but want to help raise funds for the RNLI, visit the Santa Dive Fundraising Page. All contributions make a difference.

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