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Sunday 15th December 2013, at the
National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC), Chepstow
Scuba Santas will be entering its 7th year in 2013 and continues going from strength to strength. Often quoted as the "best dive of the year", the event has raised thousands of pounds for crew training at the RNLI breaking its own world record several times over in the process.
Born out of the popular scuba diving forum Yorkshire Divers (or YD for short) 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.
New to 2013 we are donating 50% of the funds raised to DDRC Healthcare (the charity which used to be known to us as the Diving Diseases Research Centre). They run the National Diving Accident Helpline and are specialists in diving and hyperbaric medicine (treatment, training & research).
By slowly growing the event and tweaking the format we hope to achieve the most enjoyable event for the greatest number of divers. We’re always interested in feedback to help improve the event!
Over the past few years the event has attracted corporate sponsorship leading to increased donations and goodie bags for attending divers.
Scuba Santas can be found all over the internet, so if you’d like to find out more information please check us out via one of the following methods:
This years event will be held on Sunday 15th December 2013, at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC), Chepstow. If you’re looking for a very fun winter dive grab yourself a santa costume, 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!
Why not book a Wooden Wigwam, make a full weekend of it and go glamping in style. The wigwams are likely to get booked up quickly with this busy weekend, so book your wigwam early to avoid disappointment.