5 of the best underwater wedding proposal locations

5 of the best underwater wedding proposal locations

Laura French picks the top submerged spots to pop the question

1. Dive into Dominica
If saying yes between the bubbling waters of Dominica’s Champagne Reef appeals, Dive Worldwide suggests its Discover Dominica trip, which takes guests diving around these geothermal springs on a seven-night trip, with whale-watching, hiking and more thrown in.

“We’ve had a number of underwater proposals,” says Sarah Wight, product manager for Dive Worldwide. “The proposal is usually written on a slate and the rest of the dive group will be aware. It’s a unique experience.”

Cora Cora

2. Picture-perfect proposal
For clients wanting to go all out, look to Cora Cora Maldives, which offers an ‘underwater proposal’ package that includes a private snorkelling trip with an underwater photography session, a post-proposal turndown service and a candlelit four-course dinner. The happy pair will get a framed picture marking the moment as well as 50 digital images, and there are various optional add-ons – from a private sunset cruise with champagne to a couple’s spa treatment. Beach Villas start from US$620 per night, based on all-inclusive stays between May and September, and the proposal package costs from US$880;

Conrad maldives

3. Dine beneath the sea
If clients want to pop the question without donning a snorkel mask, there are a growing number of underwater restaurants offering the opportunity to do just that. In the Maldives you’ll find the likes of Subsix at Niyama; 5.8 at Hurawalhi, the largest all-glass undersea restaurant in the world; and The Sea at Anantara Kihavah. The mother of them all, though, is the world’s first underwater restaurant, Ithaa at Conrad Maldives.

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Underwater suite

4. The underwater suite
Underwater restaurants are novel enough, but for a private proposal in the comfort of their own room, look to the Underwater Suite at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai. This bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the Ambassador Lagoon – home to 65,000 marine creatures – with sharks, rays and colourful fish gliding past the bed. Guests also get 24-hour butler service and in-room check-in, and if they want to continue the celebrations, underwater Michelin-starred restaurant Ossiano is within the same resort.

Sicily Snorkelling

5. Snorkel in Sicily
For a closer-to-home proposal that clients won’t forget, Kuoni suggests its 'Snorkelling & Underwater Biowatching' excursion in Sicily. Guests go on a guided cruise with waterproof cards to teach them about the marine life.

“Why not write a waterproof note to pop the question in a unique way?” asks Tracy Martin, Kuoni short-haul programme manager. “Being underwater among the silent marine life is magical, and you’ll certainly have some memorable photos!” 

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