Woman Secretly Learned How to Scuba Dive for the Ultimate Proposal

California couple Markie and Sarah has been together for six and a half years.

Markie thought of pulling the most epic proposal of all time. Her goal? Learn how to scuba dive to propose to Sarah, who is a marine biologist and avid scuba diver for eight years.

Mind you, it wasn’t an easy feat. Markie had to think of ways to secretly learn how to scuba dive without her girlfriend ever noticing. “I work in film, so working long hours on short notice isn’t shocking,” Markie told BuzzFeed.

“I was getting up very early, going to a friend’s house to get all my gear, going to classes and doing dives, then coming back to the friend’s house, showering, completely drying my hair, and then putting product in so it didn’t look like I’d just washed my hair, then going home.”

After a month, Markie was finally ready to propose to Sarah. Markie arrived at the Redondo Beach in LA County. Sarah thought it was just going to be another regular dive with her brother and some friends.

Diving 20 feet deep, Sarah noticed Markie holding up a sign.  “I told you I’d go to the bottom of the ocean for your love…but right now I’m only certified to 60 feet,” the signs read. “Will you marry me?”

Sarah revealed to BuzzFeed that she was initially confused to find her girlfriend underwater.

“It probably didn’t sink in until I saw the ‘Will you marry me?’ sign,” Sarah said.

“I was so blown away by how Markie was even underwater and how my brother and some of my best friends were also witnessing this! It was an amazing surprise,” she continued.

“I am still as surprised that she can dive as I am that I am engaged!”

Congrats to the future scuba diving couple!