Scuba Diving Photos
Encounters: Celebrate, American-Style
Time to Eat
After the derbies, there is plenty of lionfish cooked and served to participants.
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Pumpkin Carving, Oct. 26, Bellingham, Washington
Bring your own unadulterated pumpkin — pretracing and precarving is a cardinal sin — for the underwater pumpkin-carving contest at Fairhaven Marine Park with gonediving.org.
Christmas Tree Decorating, Dec. 14, Dania Beach, Florida
Members of the South Florida Divers scuba club have an annual tradition of decorating a tree sunk just off the Dania Beach Pier with shrimp, scallops and other tasty fish treats. Book a seat on they day's dive and participate (sfdi.com).
Santa Sits, Dec. 7 and 14 Sport Chalet Scuba locations in California, Nevada and Arizona
Bring your scuba and noncertified friends along (ages 10 and up are welcome) to pose underwater with Santa in a pool setting at various West Coast Sport Chalet shops (blog.sport chalet.com).
Easter Egg Hunt, April 19, 2014 Maui, Hawaii
More than 70 divers take to the waters at Keawakapu Beach for a shore dive on the Saturday before Easter to search for plastic eggs — filled with sand and water but marked for prizes (mauidreamsdiveco.com).
Safari Hunt, May 4, 2014 Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Scour the 400-foot-long wreck of the liberty ship off Wrightsville Beach for numbered tokens that let you draw from a hat for $4,000 worth of dive-related prizes (aquaticsafaris.com).