Step 1: What you will need
For carving a pumpkin underwater you will need:
- a pumpkin
- pen, or marker
- Knife or pumpkin carving kit
- 1-2 bricks or extra lead weights
- (optional) collection bag
and of course scuba gear, unless you can hold your breath for over 2 minutes.
I thought about using my dive knife but its not really suited for cutting out details or curves.
Step 2: Getting prepared
Go ahead and cut open the top of your pumpkin and clean out the insides.
Step 2: (optional)
Draw your design on the pumpkin with a ballpoint pen or sharpie ( use a red sharpie if your worried about not following the lines exactly).
Step 3: Getting in the water
once you have prepared your pumpkin. Go ahead and start putting on your scuba gear.
This is where the brick or lead weights come into play. Even with the top of the pumpkin cut open and you fill it with water, IT STILL FLOATS. So place your brick or lead weights inside the pumpkin. I used 1 regular red house brick. This made my pumpkin neutrally Buoyant, you may have to play around with the weight depending on your pumpkin size.
Also when you get ready to enter the water its a good idea to leave the lid you cut out at your prep station. It will float away if you try to keep it with you.
For the pumpkin carving knife i just stuck it into the rim of the pumpkin so i wouldn't lose it.
Now your ready to get in the water.