Scuba Claus Is Coming To Town 

At The Greater Cleveland Aquarium  

Knowing that many divers say their time underwater has a calming effect, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that one jolly old elf escapes the hustle and bustle of toymaking by getting into a 230,000-gallon shark exhibit.

Scuba Claus returns to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium in December to dive, relax and spread some holiday cheer. Guests of all ages are invited to explore the aquatic attraction on the West Bank of the Flats and make merry with the man in red during special Scuba Claus Meet & Greet Days.

“After guests tour the Aquarium and complete an animal spotting activity, they can stop to talk to Scuba Claus while he’s underwater,” says Aquarium General Manager Stephanie White. “It’s an opportunity to share a special wish for the holidays, discuss cookie preferences or ask questions about diving.” An Aquarium team member will be on-hand to snap a complimentary digital photo with Scuba Claus. All children will receive an “I Saw Scuba Claus” sticker, temporary tattoo, activity book, and craft.

Ho-ho-hoping a Christmas icon isn’t risking it all by getting into a shark exhibit? “He’s a magical, certified diver who’s visited us plenty of times, so there’s nothing to be concerned about,” assures White. “Plus, he knows which sharks, stingrays, and eels are on the ‘nice’ list.”

Aquarium capacity will be limited and entry timed to ensure social distancing. Advance purchase required. Visit