Pumpkin carving has reached new heights … or make that “lows.” Tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m. the Antelope Valley Desert Divers will present their annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Palmdale Oasis Park Pool, 3850 E. Avenue S (next to DryTown Water Park).
The venerable Jack-O-Lantern has been a staple for youngsters who, with their parent’s guidance, get to carve out funny faces a day or so before Halloween. Now, however, certified divers 10 years and older can demonstrate the art of underwater pumpkin carving and receive awards in two categories: (1) underwater carving and (2) poolside pumpkin art with magic markers (for participants 5 to 10 years).
All participating divers must present their certification card before diving; divers must bring their own gear and air tank because only a limited amount of SCUBA gear and tanks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
As for the pumpkins, they’re all pre-cleaned and carving instruments will be provided. The pumpkins must be completely carved underwater with the provided instruments.
Persons interested in learning about SCUBA diving can participate in the “Scuba Experience” at 9 a.m. You must be at least 10 years old, be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian, and bring along your bathing suit and towel.
For more details, call (661) 267-5611 or visit www.avdesertdivers.org.