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Scuba Claus is coming to town

Ever talked to a jolly old elf while he was in 230,000 gallons of saltwater with sharks?  Any “fin” is possible when it comes to the magical man in red.  See Scuba Claus and discuss holiday cookie preferences, ask your diving questions or just wish him a merry “fish-mas” during special Scuba Claus Meet & Greet Days at Greater Cleveland Aquarium on Saturday or Sunday, December 18 or 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., or Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, December 20, 21 or 22, from 4:30 –7 p m.  Tickets (which include full aquarium access) are available by advance purchase only and are $24.95 for guests ages 13+, $18.95 for children ages 2-12.  Adult and child annual passholders ages 2+ can reserve tickets for $5 each.  Admission is always free for children younger than 2. 

“Guests explore the aquarium and complete an animal seek-and-find activity before spending a few minutes chatting with Scuba Claus while he’s underwater,” says Aquarium general manager Stephanie White. Scuba Claus Meet & Greet guests receive a complimentary digital photo with Scuba Claus, a commemorative “I Saw Scuba Claus” sticker, a coloring sheet and a temporary tattoo.

Ho-ho-hoping a Christmas icon isn’t in too deep when it comes to diving with sharks, eels, angelfish and puffers?  “He's scuba-certified and always dives with a dive buddy elf, so there's nothing to be concerned about,” assures White.  “Plus, he knows which animals are on the 'nice' list.”  

Aquarium capacity is limited, and arrival timed.  Advance tickets for the public and annual passholders are required for this event.  For tickets or details, call 216-862-8803 or visit