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Scuba Santa an underwater hit at Newport Aquarium

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Keith Kaiser made the trip to Newport, KY across from Cincinnati to meet a holiday icon.

Scuba Santa and his magical underwater sleigh, seahorses and Pixie the elf greet kids and guests while inside a 385,000-gallon tank filled with tiger sharks, zebra sharks, stingrays, four rare and exotic shark rays, as well as a very curious 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle named Denver.

The dive show features Scuba Santa entertaining the audience from beneath the sea, highlighted by a special underwater reading of "Twas the Night before Christmas" from Santa's Magic Story Book.

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland, world-renowned Scuba Santa brought along a pair of rare white American Alligators for Newport Aquarium.

The white alligators, Snowflake and Snowball, will call the Rainforest Exhibit their home throughout the Water Wonderland experience, which runs Nov. 29, 2013, through Jan. 1, 2014, except for Christmas Day, when Scuba Santa rests from his big night.

Each gator measures roughly six feet in length, with the female Snowflake weighing approximately 65 pounds and the male Snowball weighing 85 pounds.

Snowflake and Snowball are two of less than approximately 100 known white alligators in the world.

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