Celebrating Halloween Under The Sea Style
I struggle to carve pumpkins while sitting a table, but some people just need a challenge. Divers from Florida have found their challenge and they succeeded in fine style, carving pumpkins 30 feet under water.
A group of scuba divers donned the scuba equipment and took the Halloween tradition 30 feet under the sea during the Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest on Sunday in the Florida Keys near Key Largo.
The Divers, which were aged between 12 years old and 45 years old, used dive knives and fine carving tools to transform their orange canvas into sea creatures in the competition that is organized by the Key Largo resort.
The underwater carvers had to struggle with keeping the hollow, naturally buoyant pumpkins from floating off as they worked on their traditional spooky creations.
The winners of the competition were 16 year old Sebastian Gameno and his 14 year old brother, Gabriel, both from Weston, Florida. They claimed the top prize after impressing the judges with their dolphin and half-moon cutouts. They have won a return dive trip to the sanctuary, where they can bring their pumpkins along too.
Sebastian was over joyed with the win, speaking after the win he said: “We are very happy, we came close to winning last year. It is very fun and more people should try it. It takes a lot of skill.”
Other entrees created sharks, a sea horse, an eel, sea turtle and a skeleton fish.
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