You have to love the Keys. If you haven’t been there, you have to go there and then you’ll love the Keys. Sure, this kind of stuff happens everywhere, but it just doesn’t happen as often or as good anywhere else in Florida as it does in the Keys. Fun. In this case, adults getting dressed up as rabbits and diving to hide eggs to raise money for kids. Check it out.
Divers and snorkelers visiting the Florida Keys can become deep sea “egg-splorers” during the 12th annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt set for Sunday, April 8, in the warm, clear waters off Key Largo.
Famous for his up-close “creature feature” dives with his undersea friends, Captain Spencer Slate of Atlantis Dive Center, clad in a giant bunny suit and dive gear, hides brightly colored Easter eggs for ardent bounty hunters on a shallow coral reef. Real eggs and nontoxic colorings are used to avoid any negative environmental impact.
Participants in the underwater game of hide and seek are awarded prizes including a particularly valuable goodie basket for the fortunate finder of a “golden egg.”
Divers and snorkelers are to check in at 8 a.m. at Atlantis Dive Center, located at mile marker 106.5 oceanside. Charter fees are to be specially priced at $85 per certified diver, including tanks and weights, $30 per adult snorkeler and $20 per child including gear. Up to three boats are scheduled to depart Atlantis at 8:30 a.m.
The boats will head out to a secret location on one of the Keys’ pristine shallow reefs, where revelers can immerse to seek the hard-boiled hoard during the two-tank trip.
The popular hunt is a favorite annual fundraiser for Kids In Special Situations, which provides gifts and holiday cheer to the area’s needy children.