The Worldwide Christian Scuba Divers Organization (WCSDO) is holding Operation Dive 24, an event to raise awareness and funds for indigent communities in the Caribbean, from noon on Saturday, December 27 through noon on Sunday, December 28 at Jules’ Undersea Lodge, 51 Shoreland Dr., Key Largo, the Dive Capital of the World.
WCSDO members have been traveling to various islands since 2009 with two goals in mind. First, to minister to those in need, and secondly to dive and experience God’s great underwater creation. Headquartered in Key Largo, Florida, WCSDO has committed their energy to being of service to indigent communities. Comprised of Christians from different backgrounds, they use their God given talents to build and or renovate churches and houses, providing food, reading glasses, bibles, shoes, school supplies and virtually anything that would foster the improvement of the quality of life for islanders.
Operation Dive 24 is a fundraising event for the group in which a tag team of divers will remain underwater for 24 hours in order to draw attention to the needs of Caribbean communities and to raise funds for their missions. A variety of activities are planned which include water sports, arts & crafts, games for kids and loads of fun for the entire family.
Jules’ Undersea Lodge, the first underwater hotel, actually began its existence as La Chalupa research laboratory, an underwater habitat used to explore the continental shelf off the coast of Puerto Rico. Just to enter the Lodge, one must actually scuba dive 21 feet beneath the surface of the sea. Jules’ really is underwater. Diving through the tropical mangrove habitat of the Emerald Lagoon and approaching the world’s only underwater hotel is quite an experience. The hotel features pizza lunch delivery for visitors and breakfast for guests who stay overnight, as well as cozy beds, hot showers and a well stocked kitchen.
For more information contact Tea Rajic at 610-996-9968, send an email to [email protected] or visit the website at www.scubamissions.com.