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WATCH: Santa Goes Scuba Diving in Florida

Spencer Slate dresses up as Santa each year, all for a good cause.

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    Dive shop operator Spencer Slate, who moonlights as the jolly St. Nick once a year, took the plunge down to Elbow Reef for a swim with the fish Tuesday, and it's all for a good cause. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013)

    Before going off to deliver presents, Santa Claus took a detour in the Florida Keys for a scuba diving expedition.

    Dive shop operator Spencer Slate, who moonlights as the jolly St. Nick once a year, took the plunge down to Elbow Reef for a swim with the fish Tuesday.

    Like Santa Claus, Slate's expedition is all in the spirit of giving. He dons the outfit each year and allows dive customers to take a photo with him for an extra fee. The proceeds go to a local children's charity to fund gifts during the holiday season.