The massive tank in Shimoda Aquarium in Shizuoka Prefecture is home to over 5,000 fish from 60 species found in the waters near the Izu Peninsula. And during the holidays, divers dress up as Santa Claus and enter the tank to feed the fish.
The audience was in awe as most of them had never seen a ray fish being fed. Be sure to visit the Shimoda aquarium before the 25th of December.
Fish surrounded the diver once the feeding began. In the video below, we can see how much the 2-meter long ray loves the treats, horse mackerel fillets, from Santa.
A similar event takes place in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in west Japan. Two times a day, the diver responsible for feeding the fish get into the tank with two whale sharks dressed in bring red Santa dress.
This event in Osaka aquarium will last until the 26th of December, and if you want to catch the Santa diver in action, visit around 1:15 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., and each time, the dive only lasts for 30 minutes.