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.

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