Scuba Santa


Why, it’s Scuba Santa! At the Newport Aquarium! Because, really, no Christmas is complete without seeing a scuba-diving Santa.


After waiting in line for more than 30 minutes, Sophie was less than thrilled upon actually seeing Scuba Santa, complete with a snorkeling elf and sharks swimming about. She was especially less than thrilled when Santa kept trying to get the kids in the audience to clap and cheer louder and louder. Finally, seven minutes into it, she started crying, “Peoples! Too loud!” So we left and went to the quiet jellyfish exhibit, which she was thrilled with. Maybe next year, Scuba Santa.

“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer. … Who’d have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?” —Bill Watterson