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Pumpkin carving contest set

Divers go under water for Saturday event

OW Staff Writer | 10/25/2013, midnight

The Antelope Valley Desert Divers present their annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Palmdale Oasis Park Pool, 3850 East Avenue S in Palmdale, from 9-11 a.m.

The entry fee for the contest is $6 per person. All participants must be in possession of their certification card before being allowed to dive. Divers must also provide their own dive gear and air tank. Pre-cleaned pumpkins and carving implements will be provided. Pumpkins must be carved with the carving implements provided. Pumpkins carved in the water must be carved completely under water.

Prizes for first, second and third will be awarded in two categories:

1.) Underwater carving for certified divers ages 10 and up; and

2.) Poolside carving for participants 8 to 12 years of age.

For those who are not certified divers, but would like to try diving, Sports Chalet will host a “Discover Scuba” class at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be 10 years old and bring a bathing suit and towel. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.

For more information, call (661) 267-5611.