BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit from the land to the sea.

Tracey Leong explains an underwater Christmas tradition.

Scuba Santa made his annual visit to the National Aquarium to spread cheer down below. Bringing along his sleigh of fish food and gear, he prepared for his Christmas dive.

“Clean the tank, feed the fishes [sic] and interact with the visitors,” said Kevin Flamm, this year’s Scuba Santa.

Making his rounds to check every sea creature off his list.

“He gives presents to everyone. You have got to give presents to the fish, like food,” said nine-year-old visitor Henry.

The National Aquarium has 150 volunteer divers and each year, one lucky volunteer gets to play Santa, bringing joy to those in and out of the tank.

“I really think that’s funny,” said 11-year-old visitor Grace.

And he’s not just spreading the holiday spirit.

“Hoping to spread knowledge and our love of the ocean and the importance of people in helping preserve our oceans for future generations,” said Flamm.

Scuba Santa will be making his dives Wednesday, as well. Dives happen at 10 and 11 a.m, and 2 p.m.

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