It’s October, but Vobster’s calling Santa divers!

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It's October, but Vobster's calling Santa divers!

Vobster Quay's annual massed-Santa diving event is set for Sunday 17 December, and the inland dive-site wants as many divers as possible to register to take the plunge.

Divers at all levels are invited to help raise funds for the RNLI and Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance by donning red suits, white beards and drysuits and heading for Mells in Somerset to make a late-year splash.

Two years ago at Vobster, 180 divers set the world record for the most Santa-divers in the water at once, and the site would be happy to set the bar even higher this year. It says that, since the event started 10 years ago, Vobster Santas have raised more than £30,000 for the RNLI through individual sponsorship and JustGiving donations.

This year funds will also be raised for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance through a raffle of dive-gear donated by major brands, with £1 tickets available on the day or in advance from the Vobster Quay shop. 

“Vobster Santas is a superb way for divers to say a massive thank-you to both the RNLI and the Air Ambulance Service – two organisations that, together, are responsible for saving so many lives,” said site-owner Martin Stanton.

“We’re immensely proud of all that Vobster Santas have achieved, and we hope even more divers will join in with this year’s event.”

Divers wishing to participate can find out more about how to raise funds and the event itself by registering here

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