Garbed as goofy Halloween characters, a group of scuba divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface Wednesday to compete in an underwater costume contest in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo.
Entrants included a mermaid man, a penguin and movie favorites such as Batman, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Star Wars storm troopers. A hotdog and cheeseburger buddy pair dived with their ketchup and mustard condiments.
The contest’s host, Rainbow Reef Dive Center, is offering social media users a chance to vote for their favorite costumed diver on their Instagram page.
Top three vote getters are to be announced Thursday and are to be rewarded with prizes of dive equipment and dive trips.
The Halloween contest was staged near a shallow reef about five miles off Key Largo.