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Divers carve pumpkins underwater in Flint Riverquarium

Published: Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:17 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2013 at 9:17 PM EDT
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A diver at the Flint Riverquarium carving a pumpkin Thursday in preparation for the underwater...
A diver at the Flint Riverquarium carving a pumpkin Thursday in preparation for the underwater pumpkin carving show on October 25th
Sherrell Lamar, Guest Services Manager
Sherrell Lamar, Guest Services Manager
Divers hold up the pumpkins that were carved during a demonstration dive Thursday at the Flint...
Divers hold up the pumpkins that were carved during a demonstration dive Thursday at the Flint Riverquarium in preparation for next Friday's underwater carving show

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - For the first time divers at the Flint Riverquarium tested the waters, carving a pumpkin submerged under water.

It's all in preparation for the center's Halloween celebrations.  Next week, they'll jump into the blue hole with some more pumpkins for the center's first underwater carving show at 6pm.

An hour later, they'll dive back in again in costume for their spooky dive while they feed the fish.

"We're having a carnival like theme, which is something new.  You know, we're gonna have the Ferris wheel of course, but we are gonna have a dunking booth.  So you could come by and dunk one of our staff.  We are gonna have some arts and crafts as well as different games," said Sherrell Lamar, Guest Services Manager.

Thursday, the divers carved a turtle and a standard jack O-lantern, but there's no telling what they'll carve next week.

The Guest Services manager said there will also be a candy trail for trick-or-treaters, which extends from the Riverquarium to the Thronateeska Heritage Center.  And all of it happens Friday October 25th beginning at 5pm.

Tickets to see the underwater shows are $6 for those in costume and $8 for those without.

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