Last weekend, I spent some time researching pumpkin carving. Yes, in the middle of July. But I’m now ready for pumpkin painting and carving this October. Pretty excited about it, actually.
One of the things that I discovered during my research was the practice of underwater pumpkin carving. You definitely read that correctly. People voluntarily submerge pumpkins (which naturally float) and carve them at the bottom of a body of water. I had to see it to believe it.
Apparently, it’s a pretty popular thing. Across the country, scuba divers will participate in underwater pumpkin carving this October. In just a few minutes of research, I’ve found contests in New England, Ohio, Florida and Seattle. I’m sure that there are competitions in other states as well.
You don’t have to be certified to scuba dive to witness this event, either. Underwater pumpkin carving is held at a number of major aquariums where you can get a first hand look without getting wet. You should look into your local aquarium to see if they will have divers carving in the water this Halloween.
And now I have seen everything.