“Tiffany and I had always wanted to visit the Turks and Caicos islands, and we are fairly avid Scuba divers, so I thought it might be neat to propose underwater. I had to figure out how to do this safely (for both us AND the ring), and without her knowing it was coming. I put some thought into it, and eventually came up with the idea to write ‘WILL YOU MARRY ME?’ on my marker buoy (safety sausage, to Scuba folks) and tie the ring to the end of it, and then roll the whole thing up and attach it to my side. I was going to then put a small amount of air in it under water so that it would unroll and display both the message and the ring.
I waited until the end of the first dive, and then as we were about 60 feet down headed back towards the boat, I stopped her in the water and unrolled the buoy. It took a few seconds for her to look at it and figure out what was going on, but then, amidst a huge amount of bubbles, she enthusiastically nodded ‘yes!’ I untied the ring from the buoy and put it on her finger, and then we took our regulators out and kissed. Finally, we surfaced and went back to the boat, where everyone was waiting with applause. She had no idea it was coming. I am thrilled that I was able to make her so happy (and also that she said yes).”