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Scuba Santas will be entering its 5th year in 2011 and continues going from strength to strength. Often quoted as the “best dive of the year” the event has raised over £15,000 for crew training at the RNLI breaking its own world record several times over in the process. Scuba Santas 2011 sees the event move from its original home to the bigger site at the National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC), near Chepstow. The team at NDAC have been working with us over the past 15 months to help find corporate sponsorship and spread the word about the event.
Born out of the popular scuba diving forum Yorkshire Divers (or YD for short – http://www.yorkshire-divers.com) the event started in 2007 with a group of 8 hardy divers heading out to do something
a little different and raise some money for charity. The ethos behind Scuba Santas is to hold a fun christmas diving event that divers return to year after year. The charitable aspect is an important part of Scuba Santas and is great side-effect of people enjoying themselves. We specifically donate funds to RNLI crew training as thanks for the great service that these people provide to the UK diving community. By slowly growing the event and tweaking the format we hope to achieve the most enjoyable event for the greatest number of divers.
Over the past few years the event has started to attract corporate sponsorship leading to increased donations and goodie bags for attending divers. This trend continues with sponsorship already confirmed by Divelife.co.uk, Simply Scuba, NDAC, Scimitar Diving (Weymouth), with discussions going on with other companies.
Scuba Santas can be found all over the internet, so if you’d like to find out more information please check one of the following:
This years event will be held on Sunday 18th December 2011, at the NDAC, Chepstow. If you’ve attended before we’re very much looking forward to seeing you at our new home. If, however, you’ve never attended before and are looking for a very fun winter dive grab yourself a santa costume and your dive gear and head on over, divers with any level of experience are welcome and you’re sure
to meet lots of new diving friends!
Scuba Santas 2011 – Sunday 18th December – NDAC, Chepstow