Maui Dreams Dive Co. Logbook
October 16, 2013
Aloha Divers!


It's almost time for our 14th Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest and we hope you're as excited as we are!  This email has all the details, so read on and send us an email if you have any questions!

Aqualung, Oceanic, PADI, Sherwood, and UK have all donated AWESOME PRIZES!


WHEN:  Saturday, October 26 at 8:AM
The briefing will be on the beach at 8:00, so get to the site early to get parking and to set up your gear..
WHERE:  Keawakapu Beach, where South Kihei Road ends
WHAT ELSE:  BRING YOUR OWN PRE-CLEANED PUMPKIN as well as any carving implements, props, etc. that you'll want to use.

(you will have to enter your carving in one of the following)
  • Pumpkin Purist (if it's not made of pumpkin, it's not part of this category!)
  • From Davy Jones' Locker
  • Best Use of Stem
  • Best Decorated
  • Scarrrrriest

Thanks to everyone who voted on Facebook to help us ink this year's categories!


The shop will be closed from 7:30AM - 10:30AM so that we can staff the event.  If you need to rent equipment for the event, it'll be best to come in the afternoon before.


Here's what to expect:


When you arrive at the site, you'll be greeted by one of our volunteers who will sign you in, find out who your buddy is, and make sure we have a signed release form from you. It's a good idea to bring your form in prior to the event (that's how you sign up) or at the very least, to print and bring this completed form with you on Saturday morning.

No buddy?  No Problem! We'll be happy to find a dive buddy or buddy group for you, so don't be shy, you know any friend of Maui Dreams is a friend of yours!

We'll set up a flagged perimeter in about 15-20 feet of water and then brief everyone on the exact depths, water conditions, and rules.    

Want the rules now?  Well here they are:
All carving must happen underwater.  All divers must enter and exit the water in buddy teams.  Normal safe diving practices apply.  Only certified divers may participate. Divers are not eligible to enter a carving category that  they have previously won. ALL DIVERS MUST BE OUT OF THE WATER BY 9:00 (please don't take your jack-o-lantern for a dive or we'll have to turn this into a search and recovery event instead).

Once out of the water, please check in with a member of our staff and then place your pumpkin on the tarp with the category you've chosen to enter.  Of course, once you're out of the water, you may add any finishing touches, props, etc. to your creation!


As soon as all of the pumpkins are displayed, all divers, beach-goers, and friends will be able to place their votes.  Votes will then be tallied, winners announced and
FREE T-SHIRTS given to all participants - woo hoo!  Please make sure to stay for our annual group shot!
2012 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners
This year, YOU could be one of the big winners!
Aqualung, Oceanic, PADI, Sherwood, and UK have all donated AWESOME PRIZES!

To keep up with Underwater Pumpkin Carving tips, tricks and ideas prior to the 26th, just visit our Event Page on Facebook.

Still interested in MORE Underwater Pumpkin Carving stuff? Well, you can click here to read past blogs on the subject and you can also visit photo galleries from 2010, 2011, and 2012 to see what others who have come before you  have created.  If you've got non-diver friends who are curious to see what it's all about, bring them along; they're invited too!
MAINLANDERS ONLY:  We know you'd be here if you could! If you email us a photo of your own pumpkin, carved above or below the surface, we'll enter you in a drawing for a great prize too!  Photos must be received between now and the end of the day on October 26th.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR RELEASE FORM. You must drop it off at the shop or bring it the morning of the event if you wish to participate.