With scuba diving being one of the top sports in Cayman, it only makes sense to make it part of at least one of the local Christmas celebrations.
Now in its tenth year, Scubaluminations will be back at Rackam’s on Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. Scuba Santa will be arriving by boat, escorted by his scuba-diving reindeer (volunteer divers with glow sticks and lights). Once he and his elves have disembarked, they will be available to hear your Christmas wishes and collect donations. Dog food, toys, leashes, collars and other dog products are all welcome and everything is donated to One Dog at a Time.
One Dog at a Time is a charity that works to find homes for stray dogs. They work with rescue partners in New York and Toronto to find people willing to adopt them and pay for all the medical procedures needed for the adoption process to happen. This is quite expensive, so fundraisers like Scubaluminations help with this as well as covering the cost of flying dogs to their new homes.
“What we love about it is that it brings the community together. Locals, ex-pats, tourists, the young and the old and everyone in between,” says Lucy Brewer, who co-founded this event with her husband James ten years ago. “[We wanted to] bring the Christmas spirit to Cayman. Giving back to those in need [is] the true spirit of Christmas.”
Photos with Santa are free for everyone, including dogs. This will also be the last chance to buy a ticket for the prize draw which will happen at the end of the event. Prizes include restaurant vouchers, dive trips, salon vouchers and a staycation. There will also be pop-up shops and plenty of Christmas-shopping opportunities, so you can start ticking things off your Christmas list.
There will be adoptable dogs from One Dog at a Time at the event for those who are looking to bring a new animal into the family. Adopting a dog is the ultimate way to help this charity and it prevents these dogs from having to be euthanized or sent off the island.
This is a free event for anyone who wants to attend, but donations to One Dog at a Time are encouraged.