Friday, September 25, 2020

Key Largo’s Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Taking Place This Weekend


An annual tradition takes place this coming weekend in the waters of Key Largo with the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Two-person teams will drop down about 25 feet (7.62 meters) below the surface in the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, carving naturally buoyant pumpkins into sculptures of their own imagination.

Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort, located at mile marker 104.5, will host the event. A whole bunch of swag will be up for grabs for the top three teams, including a dive trip for two.

The entry fee is US$85 (~78 Euros) per certified diver for the two-location dive including tanks, weights and snorkel equipment. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. and the boat will leave at 8:30 a.m.

Space is limited so if you’re interested you better sign up early.

For more info, go to or call 800-426-6729.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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