Divers Compete in Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest in Keys

Posted: October 29, 2013  |  By: Cammy Clark [The Miami Herald]

KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Most pumpkin carvers don’t have to worry about the tops floating away — or the pumpkins moving just as they are about to be stabbed with a knife — but that’s the case when the Halloween art projects are done 25 feet below the sea.

“It was hard to get the knife in the right spot,” said Alia Jones, 13, of Key Largo. “And if you let the knife go, it would float away.”

But fortunately all carving weapons were retrieved and 14 pumpkins were turned into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns at the 16th annual Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. 

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