Porto Santo New Year’s swim tradition.

25 years diving in the sea on the first day of the year 

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The Diario website reports that on the 1st January 1994, at 12.30, five young people dived into the sea of ​​Porto Santo. Today in 2019, 25 years have passed, and of the five, two continue to dive and were joined by twenty more courageous divers to commemorate the “golden” anniversary of the tradition on the “golden island”.
After twenty five years of tradition, only two of the five courageous divers are still in Porto Santo. Roberto Sousa and António Maia, however, have been joined another 20 divers from Porto Santo, and yesterday faithfully dived into the sea at 12.30, for the first day of the year.

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