ISTANBUL 

A Turkish couple took their first step to marriage under the deep blue sea.

Halil Yilmaz proposed to his longtime girlfriend Muge Hasanbas on a scuba diving trip in Istanbul.

With the help of Cem Karabay, an underwater sports instructor and a Guinness record holder, he placed eight amphoras and a chest with love notes under the sea.

Yilmaz, 27, came for a trial drive with his girlfriend the very next day.

Unaware of the surprise ahead, Hasanbas’s only source of excitement until this point was making a trial drive for the first time.

When they dove, she noticed the amphoras. Yilmaz took out the love notes from every amphora, ending with a marriage proposal written on a banner inside the chest.

He then took out a ring from his diving vest.

She said ‘yes’.

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