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    Divevets’ Under Water Pumpkin Carving Contest – 2011

    The Redondo Beach City council is determined to make city parks nothing more than glorified public lawns with their new “Fun and safety rules.”

    Stupid Redondo Park Rules

    No barbecues, no shade tents, no dogs, no skateboarding, no smoking, etc., etc.

    No barbecues in a park?

    What fascist city council ass wipe came up with that one?

    The world is now so perfect, that politicians are going after barbecuing, trying to condition us to the tyranny of a totalitarian state.

    The Divevets tried to get a permit, but the request was denied.

    The ironic thing is, there were two shade tents up for an event called “Boarding for Breast Cancer” and the parking lot was full of skateboarders, who were – yes – skateboarding around the parking lot, dodging cars.

    Someone must have gotten their palm greased somewhere in the city.

    Someone must have gotten their palm greased somewhere in the city.

    Anyway, the diving event:

    Conditions were spectacular!

    The barren seascape of Veterans Park was visible up to 30 feet!

    It’s been years since conditions were this good.

    Logged SCUBA Dive #393

    Solo Diving
    Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, CA

    In With: 2800 psi
    Out With: 1200 psi
    Max depth: 84 feet
    Waves: Flat
    Visibility: 20 to 30 feet – no joke!
    Water Temperature: 53 degrees
    Air Temperature: 72 degrees
    Total Bottom Time: About 35 minutes

    I had a small pumpkin and carved it in 25 feet of water – I did a quick carve job of a pirate, using the store’s label as the eye patch.

    This “Pumpkin Carving Contest” is so rigged, I figured I will just enter a token pumpkin and stay for the beer and dive company.

    I continued on, down the shelf.

    The visibility was the best I’ve seen in a long time; I wish there was just more to see other than blocks, sand, crabs and other divers.

    Still no camera yet – so there’s no pictures.

    The pictures that you see on this post are actually from a cheap disposable Kodak film camera – how 20th Century.

    Ass Grab Pumpkin

    The “Ass Grab” Pumpkin.

    Underwater carved Pumpkins

    Underwater Carved Pumpkins.

    The Winners

    The winners line up!

    The group of Pumpkin Carvers.

    The Whole group.

    Dan was not their to interfere with the Judging, which meant that ECO Dive Center kicked the Divevets asses.

    As always, Professional Debriefer Paul has captured the moment:

    To View this video on YouTube, click here.

    1 Comment

    1. This is great! Looks like fun was had by all. Maybe I should sponsor one of these next year for my business.

      Comment by slk1066 — October 31, 2011 @ 3:23 am

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