West Seattle Blog… | Underwater Pumpkin Carving on Alki Beach



October 30, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.




3099 63rd SW
West of Seattle

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 30 @ 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Marker Buoy Dive Club and Boeing SeaHorse Dive Club


Once again, on Sunday, October 30, the Marker Buoy Dive Club and the Boeing SeaHorses are co-hosting the ONLY International Underwater Pumpkin Carving Association (IUPCA) sanctioned West Coast Pro-Am underwater pumpkin carving event. All are welcome to compete, regardless of previous experience (it IS a Pro-Am, after all, you guys).

Alki Junkyard at Alki Beach Park at the picnic shelter.

08:00, meet, have a cup of coffee and a treat
09:00 a.m., Dive Safety Briefing
09:30 – 10:30, Diving
11:00, Judgment
11:30 am, Lunch (hot dogs, fries, drinks)

Categories: scariest, cutest, most creative, best use of sea life, better pumpkin pie
Bring a pumpkin and carving tools. The IUPCA suggests a blade to open the gourd and carve the features and a tool to remove the contents.
Dive together
We use the Helsinki protocol for underwater pumpkin carving:
All gourds are submerged INTACT.
The minimum tread depth is 10 feet.
The addition of natural elements (grass, wood, rock) is allowed, but no live capture (animals) is allowed.
Fabulous prizes for all categories!!

Alki Beach Park Picnic Shelter
3099 63rd Ave SW

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