Underwater Pumpkin Carving

Underwater-Pumpkin

"When you're underwater and on someone elses time, you kind of have to work with what you have."
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2011

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My local aquarium (Aquarium of the Bay) does pumpkin carving underwater the weekend prior to Halloween. They were short staffed this year and wondered if I could lend a hand. I was more then happy to lend my support over the weekend, and brought my cameras and a friend along to try to get some shots of the process.

The following is what I learned about carving pumpkins underwater, for a crowd.

I should also point out that sk8ter20art posted a great video in his instructable carving a pumpkin underwater.

So hopefully I can add a few tips and tricks on top of what he's already gone over.

Please bear with me with pictures. I had a little more time day one to mess around. Day two the aquarium was understaffed and I had to help out with day to day chores while getting prepped to do my pumpkin. So there's no good set up shots for the second pumpkin. I was also solo on the first day, so there's no good in processing shots from that day. When you're underwater and on someone elses time, you kind of have to work with what you have. Hopefully everything makes sense though.