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Spencer Slate

Spencer Slate, garbed as Santa Claus, dives with yellowtail snapper and an angelfish Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla.  Slate, a Key Largo dive charter operator, has been donning the jolly man's outfit for years to take the plunge, but there is a serious side to his shenanigans. His customers frequently have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa for an extra fee and the revenue funds a local children's charity. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Scuba Diving Santa Brings Holiday Cheer To Keys

Santa Claus doesn’t just travel by air, he also travels by sea, at least in the Florida Keys he does.

CBS Miami–12/24/2013

Spencer Slate, right, costumed as a scuba diving Easter bunny, hands a hard-boiled egg to Quinn Vanischak Sunday, March 31, 2013, during an Underwater Easter Egg hunt in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Easter Egg Hunt Under Sea Off Key Largo

If it’s Easter and you’re in Key Largo, there’s only one way to do your traditional egg hunt. Underwater!

03/31/2013

Spencer Slate, garbed as a scuba-diving Santa Claus, eyes a green moray eel Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, while submerged off Key Largo, Fla., in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Scuba Diving Santa Brings Holiday Cheer To Keys

Yes Virginia, there was a scuba-diving Santa Claus in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

CBS4–12/19/2012

Atlantis Dive Shop owner Spencer Slate places Easter eggs in the sand along the edge of the reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo ahead of his annual underwater Easter Egg Hunt. (Source: Florida Keys News Bureau)

Easter Bunny Takes Egg Hunt Under Water

The Easter Bunny isn’t known for his ability to swim, but he has been spotted diving off the Florida Keys hiding brightly-colored Easter eggs in the coral.

CBS4–04/03/2012

(Source: Florida Keys News Bureau)

Santa Gets In A Little Diving Before His Big Flight

It’s that time of year again when we shop for Christmas presents in shorts, decorate palm trees with lights and call friends and relatives up north to brag about what great weather we’re having.

CBS4–12/21/2011

Spencer Slate, garbed as a scuba-diving Easter bunny places eggs on the sand in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Easter Bunny Dives In For Keys’ Underwater Hunt

Not your usual site in the waters off Key Largo, as a six foot tall ‘Easter Bunny’ decked out in scuba gear hid colored eggs among the coral and sand in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

CBS4–04/20/2011