Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019
Celebrating its 23rd consecutive year of nuptials under the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s award-winning Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is back this year. The 23rd Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is scheduled from 12 to 14 February, 2019, with an action-packed calendar of events.
This year, a total of 20 couples from Thailand and overseas are expected to attend a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dive deep and tie the knot.
Over the years, the Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony has emerged as one of Thailand’s top international events, driven in part by the annual attention from the media and influencers promoting both Trang and Thailand. It also raises awareness about preserving Trang’s natural beauty by promoting coral reef conservation in Southern Thailand.
Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, “Trang’s coral reef conservation project in 1995 inspired a scuba-diving couple to marry under the Andaman Sea. It was memorable enough for the Trang Chamber of Commerce to initiate the annual Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony every February.
“The first one took place in 1997 with a global invitation sent out offering scuba-diving couples the unique opportunity to get married under the sea.”
Couples must present the following documents upon application to be eligible for the event: a copy of their ID card or passport, copy of their house registration (for Thais only), and copy of a scuba license and dive log book.
All participants need to provide their own masks, wetsuits, and fins.
The wedding certificate received is merely a certificate of participation in the Trang Underwater Wedding Celebration 2019 and is not legally binding.