Scuba Santas

Welcome to Scuba Santas!

Group shot Scuba Santas 2013

Scuba Santas!

It’s back for 2017 and Scuba Santas Needs you!

Get the date in your diary now – Saturday 16th December 2017


Since Scuba Santas began it has raised in excess of £20,000.00 for charity and motivated people to start similar events all over the world!

Aside from having some festive fun we’d like to raise lots of money for our designated charities.

This year we will be raising funds for both:

DDRC Healthcare
Headway Gloucestershire

So why not come along and join us for some festive fun and get into the Christmas spirit on the 16th December! Ho, Ho, Ho…

Scuba Santas will take place on Saturday 16th December 2017 at the National Diving and Activity Centre, near Chepstow.

After 9 fantastic, fundraising events, raising well in excess of £20,000 by scuba diving dressed up in Santa costumes, the 2017 event will be one to remember!

Our host since 2011 has been the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) who have provided us with a fantastic location and a warm welcome (including hot chocolate and mince pies!). Keep an eye on their website for details of Scuba Santas 2017 as well as here.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has taken part in any of our events. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! HAPPY SCUBA DIVING 

Some Scuba Santas History…

‘Scuba Santas’ was originally founded by Lloyd Watkin  a member of Yorkshire Divers, later the event moved from Vobster to NDAC. In 2013, diving and hyperbaric medicine charity DDRC Healthcare came on board to support Lloyd as ‘Scuba Santas Little Helpers’!

In 2007 we raised a few hundred pounds for the RNLI with 8 participating Santas, a Viking, a snowman, and a fairy!  By the 2012 event we passed the amazing milestone of £20,000 and we have motivated people to start similar events all over the world since.

In 2009 we set the World Record for ‘Most Scuba Diving Santas’ with 158 fabulous Scuba Santas.

Not only was this event a great advert for British scuba diving, it provided much needed funds for two great charities, and despite the chilly temperatures helped to get some grumpy people smiling and feeling festive!


2 thoughts on “Scuba Santas

  1. julianrudall

    I’ll be there at the NDAC for Scuba Santas 2011.

  2. louisewalsh

    100 days until Christmas Day today – probably still too early to even be thinking about Christmas I suppose, but I just saw a Christmas cake ingredients display in a leading supermarket, so maybe it is allowed (a little bit!).

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