Posted: Oct 28, 2012 5:56 PM by Hope Hanselman, KSBY News
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 12:39 AM
Days away from Halloween, jack-o-lanterns are popping up everywhere. Some of them are surfacing in some unexpected places.
A local diving company, SLO Ocean Currents, holds an annual competition for certified divers to carve pumpkins under water.
Each participant brings a pre-gutted pumpkin to the dive location in Morro Bay and spends about 45 minutes at the bottom of the harbor carving the pumpkin.
They are up against some challenges, however.
"The current tends to move you around and the pumpkins float, which doesn't help," said John McCoid, of Arroyo Grande. "We've got a weight inside the pumpking to try and keep it on the bottom, but the currents moving you around and it's hard to get leverage when you're trying to do something trying to sit still."
Divers say visibility is tough at the bottom, where they are kicking up sand and silt that clouds the workspace.
Still, divers keep coming back each year for the challenge and unique way to dive into the spirit of Halloween.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties