Only in Russia: Divers drink champagne, dance around New Year tree underwater


A group of divers in Russia’s Far East decided to be the first to celebrate the coming of 2015 – by drinking champagne and swimming in circles around a New Year tree at the bottom of a nearly frozen bay.

“The feeling is amazing, visibility is good, water temperature is about -1C. I think that in a day or so [the bay]will freeze over completely,” one of the divers told RT’s Ruptly agency.

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