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Russia: Divers kick off New Year festivities by taking tree UNDERWATER02:01

Russia: Divers kick off New Year festivities by taking tree UNDERWATER

Russian Federation, Shchitovaya Bay, Ussuriysky Gulf
December 26, 2015 at 12:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of Russian divers from the 'Vladscuba club' from the far eastern city of Vladivostok traditionally placed a decorated New Year tree on the bottom of the Shchitovaya Bay in Ussuriysky Gulf, Saturday.

Divers, dressed in festive Santa Claus hats, submerged themselves in the Shchitovaya Bay to celebrate the forthcoming New Year underwater. Divers said that water this year was abnormally warm for this time of the year - about 2 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit) - in comparison with last year when the gulf was covered with ice.

Performing a traditional Russian round dance around the New Year tree at the 6-metre-depth, the dive was the sixth time for these Vladivostok divers to celebrate in this manner.

Russia: Divers kick off New Year festivities by taking tree UNDERWATER02:01
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A group of Russian divers from the 'Vladscuba club' from the far eastern city of Vladivostok traditionally placed a decorated New Year tree on the bottom of the Shchitovaya Bay in Ussuriysky Gulf, Saturday.

Divers, dressed in festive Santa Claus hats, submerged themselves in the Shchitovaya Bay to celebrate the forthcoming New Year underwater. Divers said that water this year was abnormally warm for this time of the year - about 2 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit) - in comparison with last year when the gulf was covered with ice.

Performing a traditional Russian round dance around the New Year tree at the 6-metre-depth, the dive was the sixth time for these Vladivostok divers to celebrate in this manner.