• Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest


Saturday, October 28, 2023


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Description automatically generatedA hilarious way to celebrate the Halloween Holiday and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. There will be prizes, chili, BBQ, hot cider, and plenty of atmosphere! All divers welcome!

$20 entry fee to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Begins WDC @ 10am for briefing
Diving at @11am, Location TBD

Registration ahead of time is REQUIRED. Please fill out the following interest form to let us know you want to participate: Pumpkin Carving Signup

There will be prizes for First & Second Place Pumpkins.

For more information and to register please call the shop at 802.865.2771.




Win a Henderson Greenprene wetsuit (any size or thickness) or a Sherwood regulator!

Thanks to Bill & Lisa O'Malley for their generous donation.


We'll be selling raffle tickets ($10 per ticket or 3 tickets for $25) at the shop to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! We'll draw the lucky winner for the suit at the New Year's Day Dive.

Rules for the Contest

  • Divers must have a certification card from a nationally recognized certification agency.
  • Divers must sign a waiver and release agreement.
  • Divers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian’s signature on the release agreement.
  • Divers under the age of 15 must dive with an adult dive buddy.



PUMPKIN (one per buddy team) - Dive teams must provide their own pumpkin. The pumpkin must be gutted prior to the event. Dive teams must also bring their own carving tools anything needed for the pumpkins design.

Full set of cold water diving equipment including: 

  • Mask, fins & snorkel
  • Full ¼ inch (6.5mm – 7 mm) wetsuit or Drysuit
  • Booties, gloves, hood
  • BC
  • Tank
  • Regulator with Octopus or Alternate Air Source
  • Submersible pressure gauge (SPG)
  • Underwater timing device (Watch or Computer)
  • Weight Belt
  • Cutting tool - doesn’t have to be a dive knife
  • Any accouterments or embellishments pertinent to your entry!

Remember to bring warm clothing!

  • Divers must dive with a buddy. If you don’t have one no problem, there will be plenty of divers around.
  • Divers must supply their own pumpkin and carving tools.
  • Pumpkins must be cleaned of all seeds and pulp at home.
  • The pumpkin may not have any pre-drawn pattern on it.
  • All cutting of pumpkin and creative additions must be completed underwater.
  • Divers will be required to report to the event Divemaster upon entering and exiting the water.
  • All divers must exit the water with a minimum of 500 psi registering on their pressure gauge.
  • Judging will take place when all entries are completed.
  • One pumpkin entry per buddy team.



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