The couple said “yes” surrounded by reef tip sharks.
Gulf Today Report
A couple passionate about scuba diving took their passion to the next level by getting married underwater.
Lisa Huggins and Christopher Jackson were married in an 864,000 liter tropical oceanarium at the Bear Grylls Adventure Center in Marston Green, Warwickshire.
Among the creatures in the tank, alongside various types of fish, were black tip sharks, a timid species that can grow to around seven feet in length. Due to their nature, blacktip sharks generally do not pose a threat to humans.
The couple, who had been together for five years before they were married, had learned to dive together, which is why they decided to get married in this unusual setting.
This was not their initial plan, however, with the pandemic preventing them from continuing what they had initially arranged.
Huggins, 38, told the PA news agency: ‘We were going to get married in Cyprus, then with Covid we couldn’t travel, then with the guest restrictions it really put an end to it all. .
“So for us that was a really good way, we could cut the numbers down and do something that we like.”
Huggins went on to describe the importance of the underwater setting: âWe trained to be divers together, so it’s kind of a journey that we started togetherâ¦ so getting married was just another part of it. this trip for us, our diving trip. “
Jackson, 43, added that following the annulment of their Cyprus wedding, the couple decided to get creative with their nuptials.
âWith Covid, we couldn’t get married because we were locked out and so on,â he said.
âThen we reached out to these guys here about an underwater item because we’re both divers and they said, ‘Yeah, we’d love to do that’ – so here we are today.”