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Diving Santa

A white wave shape.

Please note: Diving Santa on Sunday, December 3, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Saturdays and Sundays from November 25 to December 24


12pm Pacific time


Window on Washington Waters habitat

Included with Seattle Aquarium admission

A diver wearing a Santa suit and a long, white beard smiles and waves at the camera from underwater.

Sea-son's greetings!

Meet Diving Santa at the Seattle Aquarium! The holly jolly diver will read a holiday story to our guests while submerged in our 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters habitat.

Nothing says “sea-son’s greetings” like a selfie with Santa. Take a picture with them as they hover underwater while you stay warm and dry. Volunteers will be standing by to help take a family photo using your devices.

Diving Santa takes place at 12pm every Saturday and Sunday from November 25 to December 24. American Sign Language interpretation will be available during the dive on December 16, 2023.

Please note: Appearances subject to change without notice.

Opening August 29

Ocean Pavilion

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Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 10pm Pacific on Wednesday, July 10. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

Support the Seattle Aquarium

Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

Cyber weekend

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