UVic scuba club host 24-hour fundraiser

The 24-Hour Dive Relay starts March 24 at 12 p.m., running until 11:59 a.m. the next day in the McKinnon Building Pool at UVic.

Looking for some underwater fun?

The University of Victoria Scuba Club hosts its annual 24-Hour Dive Relay this weekend (March 24 and 25), raising funds to protect B.C. oceans and rivers.

The scuba club has partnered with UVic’s Ocean Students Society to collect proceeds for their Dogwood Initiative’s No Tankers campaign.

The event features 24 hours of scuba lessons by donation and a variety of underwater games and activities including poker, a buoyancy competition and a shopping cart race. An underwater dance during the last hour of the relay will end the event.

Scuba diving participants are encouraged to gather pledges and donations until March 24, to support the cause. Prizes will be awarded to those with the most pledges.

The 24-Hour Dive Relay starts March 24 at 12 p.m., running until 11:59 a.m. the next day in the McKinnon Building Pool at UVic.

For more information and to print pledge forms, visit uvicscuba.com/24-hour-relay.s

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