Pumpkin Carving Is Even Better Under The Sea
We’ve shed some light on strange Scuba spots across the globe, but we’ve never seen a strange Scuba contest before. However, that’s exactly what you’ll find if you’re headed down to the Florida Keys around Halloween this year. Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort has been running an underwater pumpkin carving contest for a few years now, and this year’s competition is set for October 25.
Divers will do their best to carve out the most creative designs while avoiding reef fish and other critters at the bottom of the sea. Contestants will get pumpkins that have already been hollowed out and are just waiting for some creative carvings. Of course there will be prizes awarded to the top three jack-o'-lanterns, so plan something good. We’re thinking that designs inspired by the ocean probably have a good chance of winning. After all nothing screams Halloween more than a spooky dolphin or ghoulish fish.
There’s no special entry fee for the contest. It’s just the usual $80 per certified diver, and this fee will get you two tanks and two locations as well as weights and snorkel equipment. So start practicing your carving skills using a dive knife, and we’ll see you at the competition. Just don't forget to leave the candy back on the boat.
· Amoray Dive Resort [Official Site]
· If You Squint Just Right, You Can Pretend To Dive With Mermaids [Jaunted]
· Scuba coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Official Site]