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Do you and your partner share a common love for scuba diving? If so, we can organise your underwater wedding in Thailand.
Having a wedding ceremony underwater is truly a unique and memorable occasion. Without doubt, there will no shortage of bubbles when you 'tie the knot'.
In essence, underwater weddings follow similar procedures to topside matrimonial ceremonies - but they take place in water!
Getting married underwater doesn't appeal to everyone. It generally appeals most to divers, snorkelers, and surfers.
In most cases, the bride and groom need to wear basic scuba gear for the occasion.
So, unless you're both certified divers, you may need a discover scuba diving program to get you comfortable under water.
No specific training would be needed for couples who wear underwater helmets instead of a scuba unit. But let's be honest... the wedding photos may be a little disappointing!
A safety briefing would always precede the actual wedding ceremony. Following that, the congregation dives down together and disappears below the surface.
It is not uncommon for couples to stay standing up during an underwater wedding in Thailand. But, most couples will find it easier to be in a kneeling position (e.g. on sand) when marrying someone underwater.
As with any wedding ceremony, the bride and groom will exchange their vows. Most often, you will use a written version of your vows that have been prepared on underwater diving slates.
Some couples want to hear each other say the actual words underwater. There are several ways you can achieve this, such as by using:
Note: Another section explains more about underwater communication and how to use scuba hand signals when diving.
The bride may prefer to wear a white bridal wetsuit for a wedding dress (as opposed to black neoprene attire).
Couples getting married in hot sunny climates may prefer a simple bathing suit instead. Nonetheless, you will both find that wearing a pair of scuba fins will be more appropriate than fancy shoes.
After exchanging the rings, it is customary to kiss the bride... yes while wearing a dive mask. Hence, your first kiss as a married couple may not be quite as romantic as you had planned.
But wait - there's more:
It goes without saying that you will want to get some great photos, and maybe a video, of the special day. In most cases, this will mean hiring an underwater photographer and videographer for the occasion.
Most underwater weddings in Thailand end with a festive reception on dry land, such as a beach, or on a decorated boat. Doing so means more of the bride and groom's guests can join in the event.
The ideal setting for a scuba wedding is somewhere tropical, warm, and sunny. As such, a list of the top locations to get married underwater will include:
Important: The company who will organise a wedding underwater should check the weather forecast. Ideally, you should be looking for very little wind, good underwater visibility, warm water, and weak currents. Even so, it may be worth learning more about sea sickness and diving before you get on a boat.
An underwater wedding in Thailand is a romantic opportunity for lovers to share a unique marriage ceremony. We can arrange it for soon-to-be brides and grooms, newly-weds, loving couples, and romantic scuba divers.
The two day package begins with a warm Thai welcome to your hotel room. Then, you're free to relax, soak up some hot southeast Asia sunshine, take a swim in the pool, or go and have some quality 'private' time with your partner.
The day of the underwater ceremony will be totally organized by the dive team. That means there's only one thing for the happy bride and groom to do... BE ON TIME!
We would love to hear from you if you got married underwater or you are considering it. Send your details to 'Scuba Steve' and we'll add your experience to our website.
*The Wedding Certificate is a 'Certificate of Participation' in a private scuba underwater wedding and has no legal bonding.