CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Six divers jumped in a tank with fish and sharks for a pumpkin carving competition at the South Carolina Aquarium on Friday.
The event was part of the aquarium's annual underwater pumpkin carving competition.
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According to aquarium officials, the six divers carved sea-inspired designs into the pumpkins while submerged in the deepest tank in North America, the Aquarium's Great Ocean Tank which is 42-feet deep and "filled with hundreds of fishy friends."
"One diver had a special surprise—instead of a carving a traditional pumpkin, the diver opted for a pineapple instead!" officials said.
Aquarium officials said it took the divers 20 minutes to carve the pumpkins.
Guests at the aquarium then voted on their favorite design through applause.
"This year the octopus took home the win. Underwater carving serves as a form of enrichment for the animals that live in the Great Ocean Tank. The activity offers a form of stimulation and introduces new, fun objects into their environment," officials said.
The next underwater carving will take place October 28, at 11 a.m. The extraordinary underwater carving experience is included with Aquarium admission. For more information call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit scaquarium.org.