Cancelled – Oct 29th, 2022 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest 8:00 a.m. San Carlos Beach, Monterey

Hello divers

We had no RSVP’s, so we are going to cancel our planned pumpkin club dive for tomorrow at Breakwater.  That said, if you’d like to contact each other, and arrange a dive on your own, feel free to do so and, please, don’t forget about our planned pumpkin club dive on November 11th at Breakwater!



The MBSO underwater pumpkin
carving contest is an annual event.
You have to bring your own pumpkin
and carving tools. We will then
buddy up and everyone is free to
choose their dive spot and depth
with her/his dive buddy. Then it is
time to hit the water for some
pumpkin carving. After the dive we
will line the pumpkins up and begin
the judging.
Judging will be friendly amongst us
and any passer-byers who wish to choose their favorites. There will be a small prize for the winner.
Here are the rules:
● Bring your own pumpkin and carving
tools. It must be at least 6 inches in
● All carving must be done
underwater. Carving includes
drawing, removing the insides, or poking holes into the pumpkin.Underwater is not at home in your kitchen sink
either. It is the sandy bottom of the ocean at San Carlos beach. You cannot
draw on your pumpkin ahead of time but if you are ambitious you may use an
underwater stencil.
● You may make a small hole, no more than a 1⁄2 inch, on the top and bottom of
the pumpkin, to allow air to escape.
● Judging will be done amongst ourselves and any passersby who wish to look.
● You must have the top of your pumpkin to be entered for judging, so do not lose it underwater.
● Keep it safe. We may be playing with sharp devices underwater. Please take
this into account when positioning yourself to carve your pumpkin. An additional pound of lead can help you to stay safely on the ground.
● The finished pumpkin may not be adorned with items found in and around the ocean, ie puking-up kelp.
RSVP if you are coming by email to and meet at picnic tables overlooking the beach.

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