A West Island student who was scuba-diving in Thailand on December 26 is raising funds for the victims of the tsunami. Emilia Pellas was diving on the east coast in Ko Chang and was unharmed by the tsunami which struck the west coast. Teachers and students at her school have come up with a unique idea for a fund-raiser - a 24-hour Scubathon that starts tomorrow at 1.30pm. The plan is for each participant - wearing diving gear - to spend 30 minutes under water in the school's pool. West Island principal Brian Driver will kick off the event, followed by Emilia, who is scheduled to take a second plunge at 3.30am. A total of 34 students have signed up for the marathon effort. Paul Blayne, the teacher who is organising the Scubathon, plans to introduce challenges to keep the participants entertained. 'I have a glass chess set they can use, and we will have an underwater torpedo-throwing contest. We will also set up a hoola-hoops obstacle course and see who can swim fastest,' Mr Blayne said. All equipment will be provided free of charge by Mandarin Divers and South China Diving Club, with all funds raised from the event going to the children's charity Unicef which is involved in relief efforts in affected countries.