Florida man proposes to woman under water
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WHDH) -- A South Florida woman's wish came true after her soon-to-be husband proposed to her 50 feet under water.
Jennifer Warner and Jeff Carroll are avid scuba divers. Carroll decided to pop the question during a deep-sea dive 50 feet under water, off Hillsboro Inlet. "Finally he held up the will you marry me sign," recalled Warner.
Carroll also incorporated her favorite movie, Disney's "Aladdin," into the romantic gesture. "Jeff held up 'make a wish,' and they were telling me to rub the lamp," said Warner. "I thought it was something he found on the ship or just naturally under water"
This lamp was no coincidence, though. It was all a part of his strategic plan. "I managed to tell her every time I was preparing for the dive trip it's guy time. I need guy time," said Carroll. "So, now whenever I tell her guy time, she knows good things are coming."
Carroll took a dive into his imagination for the underwater proposal. "What would be the coolest possible thing I could do? Diving came into mind. It's one of her favorite things to do. It's one of my favorite things to do, and I just don't hear anyone doing it."
The idea may have come easily to him, but it follows a long history of hardship. Since childhood, Carroll has been battling cerebral palsy-- a disorder involving the nervous system. "Growing up as a kid, I've always been told, 'You can't do that, you can't do this,'" he said. "So, in college I really became the rebel trying to show people that that's not true."
Carroll proved everyone wrong by learning to scuba dive and snagging himself a bride in the process.
The couple is now journeying towards a whole new world after their uniquely romantic engagement. "I got engaged underwater, and I started crying and I almost suffocated," said Warner.
The happy couple may have to hold off on scuba diving for a while. They plan to start the next chapter of their lives by moving to Virginia.