See Santa Claus scuba dive at Vancouver Aquarium beginning this month

Nov 20 2019, 5:28 pm

If there’s one thing everybody knows, it’s that Santa Claus makes quite the entrance.

Although you may not see or hear him, he rides around on a sleigh in the sky, and he can get down a chimney without a trace. Oh, he’s also a pro scuba diver, too.

That’s right, Scuba Claus will be visiting the Vancouver Aquarium daily to¬†don his flippers and dive with the colourful cold-water creatures in the Strait of Georgia habitat.

Beginning this month, and all throughout December, keen-eyed youngsters and adults alike will be able to spot Scuba Claus during his daily dives spreading holiday cheer and magic.

Visitors can also soak up the season¬†while¬†exploring¬†the¬†Vancouver¬†Aquarium decked in holiday d√©cor.¬†Returning¬†holiday¬†favourites include the electric-eel-powered Christmas tree¬†(with feedings daily at 11:30 am), the¬†tot-friendly kelp maze, and the¬†picture-perfect¬†jelly snow globe. Don’t forget to check out the¬†‚Äúmistle-toad‚ÄĚ near the Frogs Forever Gallery and sneak a kiss or two with your loved ones.¬†

Visitors can also pose for a photo with Scuba Claus between 10 am and 3:30 pm on Saturday, December 7; Sunday, December 8; Saturday, December 14; Sunday, December 15; and December 20 through 24 (cost: $23). 

Also back again is the marine debris tree created by Tofino-based artist Pete Clarkson, made entirely of items collected from shoreline cleanups on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

After wandering the galleries with cocoa in hand, it’s time for a journey to the North Pole in the Vancouver Aquarium’s 4-D theatre, where The Polar Express 4D Experience plays daily. 

Catch Scuba Claus’ dives daily at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm, beginning on November 21 through December 24, with all other holiday displays at the Vancouver Aquarium continuing until January 5, 2020.

For¬†more information and schedules, check out the Vancouver Aquarium’s website.

Soak up the Season at the Vancouver Aquarium

Date: November 21 t0 January 5, 2020

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park (845 Avison Way) 

Admission: Adult: $38 | Senior/Student: $30 | Child (4-12): $21 | Child (0-4): $0